NBA playoff schedule 2013: Rockets-Thunder open Wednesday's docket, Lakers-Spurs finish


The Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs close out Wednesday's NBA playoff schedule.

The nightcap of Wednesday's NBA playoff schedule features the Los Angeles Lakers' continuing bid to upset the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and their teammates opened the series with a 91-79 Game 1 victory on Sunday with the help of Manu Ginobili's 18 points in 19 minutes off the bench. The Lakers, meanwhile, will search for answers, especially on the offensive end, after shooting 41 percent from the floor and turning the ball over 18 times during Game 1. The game airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

Opening the three games on Wednesday, the Houston Rockets will again try to slow the Oklahoma City Thunder. James Harden's squad fell 120-91 in the series opener against his old club as the Thunder imposed their defensive will and spread the offensive opportunities around the roster. Kevin Durant did score 24 points, but eight Thunder players scored at least eight points as part of a balanced attack that shot 53 percent from the floor and 42 percent from three-point range. Game 2 tips at 7 p.m. on TNT.

Soon after the Rockets and Thunder tip off, the Indiana Pacers will go for a 2-0 series lead on the Atlanta Hawks after jumping on Larry Drew's squad on Sunday behind Paul George's triple-double. With a 7:30 p.m. ET tip on NBATV, the Hawks will try their hand at attacking the physical Pacers, who had a game-defining advantage at the foul stripe to the tune of 34-14 in Game 1. The Pacers won that one, 107-90.

Game Time TV
Rockets vs. Thunder 7 p.m. TNT
Hawks vs. Pacers 7:30 p.m. NBATV
Lakers vs. Spurs 9:30 p.m. TNT

All times ET

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