The best-of-seven series begins in Miami this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. New York enters the series as the seven seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing the season at 36-30.
New York will likely be without point guard Jeremy Lin for the entire series. He had knee surgery a few weeks ago, and probably won't be available until the second round of the postseason.
Miami is the second seed in the East, finishing the year at 46-20. The Heat dominated head-to head play in the regular season, winning all three games against the Knicks.
The winner of this series will go on to play the winner of the Indiana-Orlando matchup.
Here is the playoff schedule for the Knicks - Heat round one matchup:
Game 1 (Miami)
Saturday, April 28 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 2 (Miami)
Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 3 (New York)
Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 4 (New York)
Sunday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 5 (Miami if necessary)
Wednesday, May 9 (TBD)
Game 6 in New York (if necessary):
Friday, May 11 (TBD)
Game 7 in Miami (if necessary):
Sunday, May 13 (TBD)