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Eastern, Western Conference finals schedules set

May 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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After so much drama — Damian Lillard hitting big shots, the surprise of the Washington Wizards and so much more — here we are at the NBA’s final four, the Eastern and Western Conference Finals.

And it’s the top two seeds from each conference.

In the NBA playoffs the best teams almost always advance and not shockingly the best teams are left now. Here are the schedules for this round (all times Eastern).

Western Conference

San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City

Game 1 – Monday at San Antonio 9:00PM TNT
Game 2 – Wednesday at San Antonio 9:00PM TNT
Game 3 – May 25 at Oklahoma City 8:30PM TNT
Game 4 – May 27 at Oklahoma City 9:00PM TNT
Game 5 * May 29 at San Antonio 9:00PM TNT
Game 6 * May 31 at Oklahoma City 8:30PM TNT
Game 7 * June 2 at San Antonio 9:00PM TNT

Eastern Conference

Indiana vs. Miami

Game 1 – Sunday at Indiana 3:30PM ABC
Game 2 – Tuesday at Indiana 8:30PM ESPN
Game 3 – May 24 at Miami 8:30PM ESPN
Game 4 – May 26 at Miami 8:30PM ESPN
Game 5 * May 28 at Indiana 8:30PM ESPN
Game 6 * May 30 at Miami 8:30PM ESPN
Game 7 * June 1 at Indiana 8:30PM ESPN

*If necessary

The NBA Finals are slated to start June 5 and will begin in either San Antonio or Oklahoma City (both had better records than either of the two top teams in the East).

  1. 25yearindyfan - May 16, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Why are they even playing the ECF? Just ask the people on here, Miami is 100% guaranteed to go to the finals. Really, just ask their fans. They know everything since becoming fans 4 years ago.

    • jaydm84 - May 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      You mad bro? Just keep hoping you don’t have to watch those Indy “fans” leave early during another blow out.

      • balfe13 - May 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM

        Kinda like all those Heat “fans” that left at the end of Game 6 of the Finals last year and then tried to get back in when their team made the comeback?

    • doc305 - May 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      You know your team is good when all anyone that does not like the team talks about are the fans… outside of two to three teams in the league, pretty much the same argument can be made about every team. Find something else to talk about, please!

  2. hojo20 - May 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I wish TNT would have all the games. Better announcers + Inside the NBA.

    • RavenzGunnerz - May 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      and no Timber and “Pitful”

      • shaner329 - May 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        Slam dunk, alleyoop, PLAYOFFS

    • hannsta - May 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      The Inside guys don’t even talk about basketball. Barkley immediately goes on a rant against one team after not even having watched the game and making patently false claims. Ernie just shows dumb pictures of them while the three others drown each others voices out with nonsense talk. The 5 seconds they do talk about the game is showing replays of the losing but bigger market team while Shaq talks about himself.

      • dexterismyhero - May 16, 2014 at 2:14 PM

        They should let Kevin Hart do one complete halftime break playing all those guys.

        Ain’t no woman like the one eye got!!!!!

      • sugarkeyboards - May 16, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        hannsta, all of that is so much better than listening to jeff van gundy talk

      • the1nonlyk - May 16, 2014 at 7:03 PM

        omg so true cant stand watching halftimr anymore

  3. davidly - May 16, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    In spite of what the fora may indicate, most team enthusiasts don’t make predictions. They just watch, like their chances, and/or hope for the best.

    • antistratfordian - May 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      Well in this case, for two fan bases (Spurs and Pacers), I think it would’ve been more accurate to limit it to, “they just watch and hope for the best.”

      • the1nonlyk - May 16, 2014 at 7:04 PM

        haha nope spurs will make it to the finals believe it

  4. gameisours - May 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    When was the last time that both first and second seeds were in CF?

    • asimonetti88 - May 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      2005, Miami vs. Detroit and Phoenix vs. San Antonio

    • 00maltliquor - May 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      @ game…thanks for asking that question, I asked the same thing like 3 comments ahead of you but for some reason I got blocked.

      Thanks asimonetti also.

      • asimonetti88 - May 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

        no problem. The second seeds both advanced out of the CF to the NBA Finals, and we had a great 7 game series between Detroit and San Antonio that the Spurs obviously won. Although it had low ratings it was a very good and hard fought series.

  5. sdelmonte - May 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    And as always, the NBA puts most of its games at night, even over a holiday weekend. And starts five at 9 pm. I love the 7 pm tip in the earlier rounds. And fondly remember watching Knicks-Bulls with my brother on Memorial Day afternoon.

    One reason the NFL is so popular? Day games. Lots of them. And a Super Bowl that usually ends by 10 pm.

    • 00maltliquor - May 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Sucks if you live anywhere but the west coast. All game times are perfect over here.

      • savvybynature - May 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

        I’m East Coast but love the late tip offs. Put the kids to bed, crack open a cold one, and get to watch the games without distraction.
        Sure I’m a bit tired at work the next day, but it’s a small price to pay.

      • sugarkeyboards - May 16, 2014 at 5:44 PM

        Ah gotcha, I misunderstood!

      • turkbox420 - May 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

        It works for second shifters like me who get home at 10 pm. What was horrible was last night…No NBA on tv for the 1st time in a couple months. So awful.

    • asimonetti88 - May 16, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      The weekday games make sense but it would be kind of cool to see some afternoon games on the weekends. Although the evening games on weekends aren’t that bad I guess- hop over to the sports bar, order some wings and beer and enjoy the game.

      • sugarkeyboards - May 16, 2014 at 2:24 PM

        Guys, there have been NBA games sunday afternoons for the past several months. After football season ABC broadcasts the sunday games, this has been going on for years haha.

      • asimonetti88 - May 16, 2014 at 2:33 PM

        Referring specifically to the Conference Finals. There is only one afternoon game.

  6. jzone954 - May 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    For every bandwagon fan there is ,I would figure there are bandwagon haters no? Like all of a sudden you hate miami? Please….

    • pacersfan1 - May 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

      I don’t hate bandwagon riders. I just laugh at them as they jump from team to team. They are a joke. When LeBron leaves all the heat fans will vanish like cake at a kids party.

  7. jzone954 - May 16, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Hating is a female trait.

    • the1nonlyk - May 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      yeah actually thats not true at all. if u knew anything about ppl ud see history has shown us that major wars and killings were perpetrated my men who wer very narcacistic and held a lot of anger and resentment towards others. even today. id bet money that the majority of murders are perpetrated by men and a lot of them are a direct result of their hate towards someone else. please think before you post so you dont sound like a fool

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