We’ve all had our fill of the seeding games appetizer, it’s time to dig into the main course: The playoffs. On Thursday, the NBA released the first-round playoffs schedule for 2020.
Those seeding games saw unexpected stars — Indiana’s T.J. Warren looking like an elite scorer — and teams we didn’t expect exploding on the scene, such as the 8-0 Suns. The playoffs promise even more of that — and a few upsets.
Here are a few more notes on the NBA’s first-round playoff schedule 2020:
NBA playoffs schedule 2020, first round, by date (all times are Eastern):
No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Play-in winner
No. 2 L.A. Clippers vs. Dallas
No. 3 Denver vs. No. 6 Utah
Oklahoma City vs. Houston (4/5 finish order yet to be decided)
No. 1 Milwaukee vs. No. 8 Orlando
No. 2 Toronto vs. No. 7 Brooklyn
No. 3 Boston vs. No. 6 Philadelphia
Miami vs. Indiana (4/5 finish order yet to be decided)
NBA playoffs schedule 2020: First round dates, times, matchups originally appeared on NBCSports.com