Apr 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the team introductions before a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2013, Heat Vs. Bucks Game 1: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule And More


The final game in our opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs saves the best for last. The Miami Heat were crowned the champions of basketball last season, and they tip off their opening round series against the up-start Milwaukee Bucks Sunday evening.

Miami enters the series heavy favorites to not only roll past the Bucks, but make a return to the NBA Finals to defend their crown. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are playing lights out this season, but something new is happening on a more consistent basis — the rest of the team is also playing well. We all knew the day would come when the Heat clicked on all levels, and it appears the day has arrived.

That’s good news for the folks in South Beach, bad new for Bucks fans who unfortunately have to be the first in the Heat’s playoff slaughter line.

When will the Heat and Bucks tip off? We’ve got all of the information you will need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Start time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Miami, FL
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena
TV Info: TNT
Live Stream: TNT Overtime (may be blacked out in your area)

Here is the entire schedule for today’s games:

Sunday, April 21
Matchup Time (ET) Channel
Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (Game 1) 1 p.m. TNT
Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (Game 1) 3:30 p.m. ABC
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat (Game 1) 7 p.m. TNT
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 1) 9:30 p.m. TNT

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the NBA Playoffs for the latest news and coverage.

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