NBA playoffs schedule, round 1: Heat vs. Bobcats begins Sunday on ABC

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The series will start in primetime on ABC with much anticipation, just like every Bobcats game.

The last time the Charlotte Bobcats were on national television, it was probably their most embarrassing appearance as they went down into the annals of history with the worst record in NBA history, losing to the New York Knicks (who started Josh Harrellson and Mike Bibby) on TNT.

But now they're back, baby!

Charlotte will make their first national television showing of the season with one heck of an opponent in the two-time defending champs, the Miami Heat, led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, as if you didn't know already.

For many people, this will be their first glimpses of the Bobcats since they hit their notorious rock bottom. Or at least since LeBron dropped 61 points on Al Jefferson and co.

Game 1: Sunday, April 20
Charlotte Bobcats @ Miami Heat, 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC

Game 2: Wednesday, April 23
Charlotte Bobcats @ Miami Heat, 7 p.m. EST on TNT

Game 3: Saturday, April 26
Miami Heat @ Charlotte Bobcats, 7 p.m. EST on ESPN

Game 4: Monday, April 28
Miami Heat @ Charlotte Bobcats, 7 p.m. EST on TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, April 30 (if necessary)
Charlotte Bobcats @ Miami Heat, TBD

Game 6: Friday, May 2 (if necessary)
Miami Heat @ Charlotte Bobcats, TBD

Game 7: Sunday, May 4 (if necessary)
Charlotte Bobcats @ Miami Heat, TBD

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