May 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; A view of the court before the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Playoffs: Round 1 TV schedule and match up projections


The 2014 NBA regular season comes to an end on Wednesday night, which means we will officially know all of the opening round match ups. We have a good idea of what the seeds will be when the playoffs begin, but nothing will be set in stone until the final whistle blows on Wednesday.

While we prepare for the NBA postseason to start, let’s take a look at the current conference rankings. The seeds that are locked in will be in bold.

Current NBA Playoffs Projections
Team 1 Record Team 2 Record
Eastern Conference
No. 1 Indiana Pacers 55-26 No. 8 Atlanta Hawks
37-44
No. 2 Miami Heat 54-27 No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats 42-39
No. 3 Toronto Raptors 48-33 No. 6 Washington Wizards 43-38
No. 4 Chicago Bulls 48-33 No. 5 Brooklyn Nets 44-37
Western Conference      
No. 1 San Antonio Spurs
62-19 No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies 49-32
No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder 58-23 No. 7 Dallas Mavericks 49-32
No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers 57-24 No. 6 Golden State Warriors 50-31
No. 4 Houston Rockets 54-27 No. 5 Portland Trail Blazers 53-28

The Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks in the East and Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers in the West are the only match ups from the first round that are currently locked in, so we will have to patiently wait to see how the seeds are finalized.

Once the teams are set, we will get to see who fills out the weekend schedule for the opening round, which you can see below:

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Apr. 19 TBA vs. TBA 3 p.m. ABC
Apr. 19 TBA vs. TBA 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Apr. 19 TBA vs. TBA 8 p.m. ESPN
Apr. 19 TBA vs. TBA 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Apr. 20 TBA vs. TBA 1 p.m. TNT
Apr. 20 TBA vs. TBA 3:30 p.m. ABC
Apr. 20 TBA vs. TBA 7 p.m. TNT
Apr. 20 TBA vs. TBA 9:30 p.m. TNT

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