The NBA released the schedule for the first round of the NBA playoffs Thursday night. Here’s a look at the Celtics-Sixers slate, which is best-of-seven and is set to begin Monday. (While the NBA designated “home” and “away” teams, all games will be played in the Orlando bubble.)
Game 1: Mon. Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. (ESPN, NBC Sports Boston)
Game 2: Wed. Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. (TNT, NBC Sports Boston)
Game 3: Fri. Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. (TNT, NBC Sports Boston)
Game 4: Sun. Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5: Tue. Aug. 25 at TBD (TBD, NBC Sports Boston)*
Game 6: Thu. Aug.. 27 at TBD (ESPN, NBC Sports Boston)*
Game 7: Sat. Aug. 29 at TBD (TNT, NBC Sports Boston)*
* denotes if necessary
Looking ahead, there will be a few busy nights for Boston sports fans who are looking to keep an eye on their local teams. Monday night will feature Game 1 of the Celtics-Sixers, as well as Game 4 of Bruins-Hurricanes, as well as the final contest of a four-game set in New York between the Red Sox and Yankees.
The Bruins and Celtics could also be in action on Aug. 19, with Game 2 of Boston-Philadelphia and a possible Game 5 between Boston and Carolina. In addition, the Red Sox host the Phillies that night at Fenway as well.
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