Apr 26 2012; Boston, MA USA; Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett (5) on the court before the start of the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Banknorth Garden. The Celtics defeated the Bucks 87-74. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
The 2012 NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday. The Celtics and Hawks series kicks off on Sunday.
Less than 48 hours after the end of the lockout-shortened regular season, the 2012 NBA Playoffs will begin. The Boston Celtics will play game one of their series with the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, but four games will be played on Saturday.
Eight total game ones will be played this weekend. The schedule is as follows:
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls, 1:00 PM EST, TNT
New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat, 3:30 PM EST, ABC
Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN
Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 9:30 PM EST, ESPN
Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 3:30 PM EST, ABC
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:00 PM EST, TNT
Los Angles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzles, 9:30 EST, TNT
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