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If Celtics win first-round series, Cavaliers await starting May 2

LeBron James (left) and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers sweep the Pistons in the first round. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

If the Celtics defeat the Hawks and reach the second round, they will play the Cavaliers. The schedule was released Monday night:

Cleveland vs. Boston or Atlanta

Game 1 – Monday, May 2 at Cleveland, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 2 – Wednesday, May 4 at Cleveland, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Friday, May 6 at Boston/Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 – Sunday, May 8 at Boston/Atlanta, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5 — *Tuesday, May 10 at Cleveland, time TBA, TNT

Game 6 — *Thursday, May 12 at Boston/Atlanta, time TBA, ESPN

Game 7 — *Sunday, May 15 at Cleveland, time TBA, TV TBA


* if necessary.

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