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 3 p.m. Eastern — a somewhat unusual noon local time tip-off for the Warriors.
The Warriors-Spurs game will 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.
Cleveland will host Indiana at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, as LeBron James tries to lead the Cavs to its fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.
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.
For those planning way ahead, the NBA Finals are set to begin on May 31.