NBA Playoffs 2014: Dates, Predictions, TV Schedule And Bracket

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The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are the top two seeds in the East.

After nearly six months, the regular season has finally come to an end. The 2014 NBA Playoffs are set to begin on Saturday, April 19, as 16 teams hope to hoist the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

The Miami Heat are seeking their third consecutive title, but may have an uphill battle to climb. The Indiana Pacers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, while the San Antonio Spurs earned the top spot in the West. Miami won't have home-court advantage throughout the postseason as they did in 2012-2013.

Last season, the Heat escaped a tight NBA Finals with the Spurs. Should the two teams meet again in the Finals, the Heat will need to win at least one game in San Antonio to three-peat. The Spurs finished with 62 wins in 2013-2014, and clinched home-court advantage throughout the postseason. 

Every playoff game will be broadcast on national TV, spread across five different channels. Below is the complete schedule for the first round. Click here for the 2014 NBA playoff bracket.

Eastern Conference

(1) Indiana Pacers vs. (8) Atlanta Hawks

Game 1: Saturday, April 19 at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 2: Tuesday, April 22 at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 3: Thursday, April 24 at Atlanta, 7 p.m. ET, NBATV

Game 4: Saturday, April 26 at Atlanta, 2 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 5: Monday, April 28 at Indiana, TBD*

Game 6: Thursday, May 1 at Atlanta, TBD*

Game 7: Saturday, May 3 at Indiana, TBD*

Prediction: Indiana in five

(2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Charlotte Bobcats

Game 1: Sunday, April 20 at Miami, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 2: Wednesday, April 23 at Miami, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 3: Saturday, April 26 at Charlotte, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 4: Monday, April 28 at Charlotte, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, April 30 at Miami, TBD*

Game 6: Friday, May 2 at Charlotte, TBD*

Game 7: Sunday, May 4 at Miami, TBD*

Prediction: Miami in four

(3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Brooklyn Nets

Game 1: Saturday, April 19 at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 2: Tuesday, April 22 at Toronto, 8 p.m. ET, NBATV

Game 3: Friday, April 25 at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Game 4: Sunday, April 27 at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, April 30 at Toronto, TBD*

Game 6: Friday, May 2 at Brooklyn, TBD*

Game 7: Sunday, May 4 at Toronto, TBD*

Prediction: Brooklyn in seven

(4) Chicago Bulls vs. (5) Washington Wizards

Game 1: Sunday, April 20 at Chicago, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 2: Tuesday, April 22 at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 3: Friday, April 25 at Washington, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 4: Sunday, April 27 at Washington, 1 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 5: Tuesday, April 29 at Chicago, TBD*

Game 6: Thursday, May 1 at Washington, TBD*

Game 7: Saturday, May 3 at Chicago, TBD*

Prediction: Chicago in six

Western Conference

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (8) Dallas Mavericks

Game 1: Sunday, April 20 at San Antonio, 1 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 2: Wednesday, April 23 at San Antonio, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Game 3: Saturday, April 26 at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 4: Monday, April 28 at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 5:  Wednesday April 30 at San Antonio, TBD*

Game 6: Friday, May 2 at Dallas, TBD*

Game 7: Sunday, May 4 at San Antonio, TBD*

Prediction: San Antonio in five

(2) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1: Saturday, April 19 at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 2: Monday, April 21 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 3: Thursday, April 24 at Memphis, 8 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 4: Saturday, April 26 at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 5: Tuesday, April 29 at Oklahoma City, TBD*

Game 6: Thursday, May 1 at Memphis, TBD*

Game 7: Saturday, May 3 at Oklahoma City, TBD*

Prediction: Oklahoma City in five

(3) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (6) Golden State Warriors

Game 1: Saturday, April 19 at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 2: Monday, April 21 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 3: Thursday, April 24 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 4: Sunday, April 27 at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 5: Tuesday, April 29 at Los Angeles, TBD*

Game 6: Thursday, May 1 at Golden State, TBD*

Game 7: Saturday, May 3 at Los Angeles, TBD*

Prediction: Los Angeles in six

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1: Sunday, April 20 at Houston, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 2: Wednesday, April 23 at Houston, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 3: Friday April 25 at Portland, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 4: Sunday, April 27 at Portland, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, April 30 at Houston, TBD*

Game 6: Friday, May 2 at Portland, TBD*

Game 7: Sunday, May 4 at Houston, TBD*

Prediction: Houston in seven

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