UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has released the first-round playoff schedule, and the reigning NBA champs will host the postseason opener.
Game 1 between Golden State and San Antonio opens the slate on Saturday at noon — a somewhat unusual time tip-off for the Warriors.
The Warriors-Spurs game will be followed Saturday by three other openers — Washington-Toronto, Miami-Philadelphia and New Orleans-Portland.
On Sunday, the games are Milwaukee-Boston, Indiana-Cleveland, Utah-Oklahoma City and Minnesota-Houston.
Game 2s will be held Monday through Wednesday. Game 3s start Thursday, and all Game 7s — if necessary — would be on April 28 and 29.
The NBA Finals are set to begin on May 31.