Times, Dates Announced For First Round Of NBA Playoffs
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.
… let the fun begin 🏀
— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) April 11, 2019
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.
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#1 Golden State vs. #8 LA Clippers
#2 Denver vs. #7 San Antonio
#3 Portland vs. #6 Oklahoma City
#4 Houston vs. #5 Utah
#1 Milwaukee vs. #8 Detroit
#2 Toronto vs. #7 Orlando
#3 Philadelphia vs. #6 Brooklyn
#4 Boston vs. #5 Indiana
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