NBA Playoff Schedule 2016: Dates, TV Coverage for Remaining Round 1 Games

April 21st, 2016 by Andrew Gould Leave a reply »

The 2016 NBA playoffs have stormed out of the gate with riveting Round 1 action hooking hoops fans to their screens. 

OK, fine. Let's be honest. The opening round has mostly laid an egg.

A couple of underdogs stole one on the road, and the Detroit Pistons at least made the Cleveland Cavaliers sweat in a captivating Game 1. Other than that, not much excitement is boiling yet.

A measly four games have ended with a single-digit margin, and that includes the Golden State Warriors' nine-point Game 2 victory without Stephen Curry. Their potential Western Conference Finals opponent, the San Antonio Spurs, would need to sit their entire starting lineup to make their series with the Memphis Grizzlies a fair fight.

Alas, the postseason remains in its infancy. Each series will shift venues before Game 3, creating fresh opportunities for the underdogs to spice things up at home. Let's look at the remaining first-round schedule before highlighting two of the more intriguing matchups.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks

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