NBA playoffs 2017: Postseason bracket, team-by-team schedule

The end of the 2017 regular season is here, and the 2017 NBA playoffs are about to start. We now know the fate of all the teams in the 16-team field, and we're ready for postseason action. Below, you will find a general schedule, bracket and a team-by-team breakdown of everyone in the playoffs.

When do the NBA playoffs start?

The playoffs start this weekend, April 15th.

The defending champions Cavaliers host the Pacers on Saturday to kick off the 2017 NBA playoffs in a best-of-seven series. A showdown between MVP canidates will cap the second night of the playoffs as Russell Westbrook and the Thunder take on James Harden and the No. 3 seeded Rockets.

The first round of the playoffs can last until May 1st if there is a series to go seven games.Round two couldmove-up to April 29 or 30 if the series go quicker than expected.

2017 NBA Playoff schedule

Here's how the first two nights of the playoffs are scheduled(all times Eastern).

Eastern Conference Playoffs

Schedule: No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls

  • Game 1: Sunday at Boston, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 2: Tuesday at Boston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 3: Apr. 21 at Chicago, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 4: Apr. 23 at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 26 at Boston
  • Game 6*: Apr. 28 at Chicago
  • Game 7*: Apr. 30 at Boston

Schedule: No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Indiana Pacers

  • Game 1: Saturday at Cleveland, 3 p.m. (ABC)
  • Game 2: Monday at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 3: Thursday at Indiana, 7 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 4: Apr. 23 at Indiana, 1 p.m. (ABC)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 25 at Cleveland
  • Game 6*: Apr. 27 at Indiana
  • Game 7*: Apr. 29 at Cleveland

Schedule: No. 3Toronto Raptorsvs. No. 6Milwaukee Bucks

  • Game 1: Saturday at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 2: Tuesday at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Game 3: Thursday at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Game 4: Apr. 22 at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 24 at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Game 6*: Apr. 27 at Milwaukee
  • Game 7*: Apr. 29 at Toronto

Schedule:No. 4Washington Wizardsvs. No. 5Atlanta Hawks

  • Game 1: Sunday at Washington, 1 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 2: Wednesday at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Game 3: Apr. 22 at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 4: Apr. 24 at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 26 at Washington
  • Game 6*: Apr. 28 at Atlanta
  • Game 7*: Apr. 30 at Washington

Western Conference Playoffs

Schedule:No. 1Golden State Warriorsvs. No. 8Portland Trail Blazers

  • Game 1: Sunday at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
  • Game 2: Wednesday at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 3: Apr. 22 at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 4: Apr. 24 at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 26 at Golden State
  • Game 6*: Apr. 28 at Portland
  • Game 7*: Apr. 30 at Golden State

Schedule:No. 2San Antonio Spursvs. No. 7Memphis Grizzlies

  • Game 1: Saturday at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 2: Monday at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 3: Thursday at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 4: Apr. 22 at Memphis, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 25 at San Antonio
  • Game 6*: Apr. 27 at Memphis
  • Game 7*: Apr. 29 at San Antonio

Schedule:No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Game 1: Sunday at Houston, 9 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 2: Wednesday at Houston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 3: Apr. 21 at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 4: Apr. 23 at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 25 at Houston
  • Game 6*: Apr. 27 at Oklahoma City
  • Game 7*: Apr. 29 at Houston

Schedule:No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz

  • Game 1: Saturday at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 2: Tuesday at Los Angeles. 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 3: Apr. 21 at Utah, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 4: Apr. 23 at Utah, 9 p.m. (TNT)
  • Game 5*: Apr. 25 at Los Angeles
  • Game 6*: Apr. 28 at Utah
  • Game 7*: Apr. 30 at Los Angeles

*if necessary

2017 NBA Postseason bracket

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