Times, Dates Announced For First Round Of NBA Playoffs

Apr 10, 2019, 11:46 PM
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives to the basket defended by Michael Carter-Williams #1 o...
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives to the basket defended by Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Houston Rockets in the first half at Toyota Center on October 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The times and dates for the first round of the NBA Playoffs have been set.

The Utah Jazz, with the fifth seed in the Western Conference, will travel first to face the Houston Rockets, the fourth seed, in the opening round.

Utah’s opponent was determined after wins by Denver and Portland to move Houston down to the four spot. The Jazz’s loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday night had no effect on their seeding.

The series between Utah and Houston will begin on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Houston and be broadcast nationally on TNT.

After game two on Wednesday, the series will shift to Utah for games three and four to be played on Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.

The Jazz and Rockets faced each in the second round of the playoffs last season. Houston eliminated Utah in five games.

A Look At The Postseason

Here’s the rest of the playoff matchups:

Western Conference

#1 Golden State vs. #8 LA Clippers

#2 Denver vs. #7 San Antonio

#3 Portland vs. #6 Oklahoma City

#4 Houston vs. #5 Utah

Eastern Conference

#1 Milwaukee vs. #8 Detroit

#2 Toronto vs. #7 Orlando

#3 Philadelphia vs. #6 Brooklyn

#4 Boston vs. #5 Indiana



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