With a win over the Detroit Pistons, on the back on NBA MVP Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder officially clinched the second seed in the Western Conference, which means that the Los Angeles Clippers will be the third seed. For weeks we have expected that the Clippers would be the third seed and would match up against the formidable Golden State Warriors. Well, we got what we expected.
The Warriors and Clippers will begin their first round series on Saturday at Staples Center in what should be a wildly entertaining series. We’ll have a playoff preview later in the week. For now, you’ll have to settle for the schedule for the entire series.
Here is the schedule:
Game 1 – Sat April 19 Golden State at Los Angeles 3:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m.) ABC
Game 2 – Mon April 21 Golden State at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m.) TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 24 Los Angeles at Golden State 10:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m.) TNT
Game 4 – Sun April 27 Los Angeles at Golden State 3:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m.) ABC
Game 5 – Tue April 29 Golden State at Los Angeles (if necessary) TBD (TBD) TBD
Game 6 – Thu May 1 Los Angeles at Golden State (if necessary) TBD (TBD) TBD
Game 7 – Sat May 3 Golden State at Los Angeles (if necessary) TBD (TBD) TBD
*PST in parenthesis
If you want more information on the entire 2014 playoff schedule, head to NBA‘s site.