All systems go na ang kaabang-abang na first-round ng NBA playoff na magsisimula sa araw ng Linggo.

Kaya naman kanya-kanya na rin nang pagbibigay ng mga fearless forecast ang mga fans kung sino ang mamamayagpag sa huli at makukuha ang kampeonato.

Buwena manong magbubukas sa first round ang four series-opening games.

Magsasalpukan ang NBA defending champion na Warriors laban sa Spurs sa kanilang first game habang sa hiwalay namang laro ang matchup ng Raptors vs. Wizards, gayundin ang 76ers vs. Heat at tampok din ang banggaan naman ng Trail Blazers at Pelicans.

Tinatayang ang first round ng NBA playoffs ay maaaring umabot sa 15 days kung merong Game 7 games.

NBA Western Conference Playoff Bracket

1. Rockets vs. 8. Timberwolves
4. Thunder vs. 5. Jazz
3. Blazers vs. 6. Pelicans
2. Warriors vs. 7. Spurs

NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Bracket

1. Raptors vs. 8. Wizards
4. Cavaliers vs. 5. Pacers
3. 76ers vs. 6. Heat
2. Celtics vs. 7. Bucks

 

First-round NBA playoff schedule
(*If necessary)

Eastern Conference
(1) Raptors vs. (8) Wizards

Game 1 — April 15, at Toronto
Game 2 — April 18, at Toronto
Game 3 — April 21, at Washington
Game 4 — April 23, at Washington
*Game 5 — April 26, at Toronto, TBD
*Game 6 — April 28, at Washington, TBD
*Game 7 — April 30, at Toronto, TBD

(2) Celtics vs. (7) Bucks

Game 1 — April 16, at Boston
Game 2 — April 18, at Boston
Game 3 — April 21, at Milwaukee
Game 4 — April 23, at Milwaukee
*Game 5 — April 25, at Boston, TBD
*Game 6 — April 27, at Milwaukee, TBD
*Game 7 — April 29, at Boston, TBD

(3) 76ers vs. (6) Heat

Game 1 — April 15, at Philadelphia
Game 2 — April 17, at Philadelphia
Game 3 — April 20, at Miami
Game 4 — April 22, at Miami
*Game 5 — April 25, at Philadelphia, TBD
*Game 6 — April 27, at Miami, TBD
*Game 7 — April 29, at Philadelphia, TBD

(4) Cavs vs. (5) Pacers

Game 1 — April 16, at Cleveland
Game 2 — April 19, at Cleveland
Game 3 — April 21, at Indiana
Game 4 — April 23, at Indiana
*Game 5 — April 26, at Cleveland, TBD
*Game 6 — April 28, at Indiana, TBD
*Game 7 — April 30, at Cleveland, TBD

 

Western Conference
(1) Rockets vs. (8) Timberwolves

Game 1 — April 16, at Houston
Game 2 — April 19, at Houston
Game 3 — April 22, at Minnesota
Game 4 — April 24, at Minnesota
*Game 5 — April 26, at Houston, TBD
*Game 6 — April 28, at Minnesota, TBD
*Game 7 — April 30, at Houston, TBD

(2) Warriors vs. (7) Spurs

Game 1 — April 15, at Golden State
Game 2 — April 17, at Golden State
Game 3 — April 20, at San Antonio
Game 4 — April 23, at San Antonio
*Game 5 — April 25, at Golden State, TBD
*Game 6 — April 27, at San Antonio, TBD
*Game 7 — April 29, at Golden State, TBD

(3) Trail Blazers vs. (6) Pelicans

Game 1 — April 15, at Portland
Game 2 — April 18, at Portland
Game 3 — April 20, at New Orleans
Game 4 — April 22, at New Orleans
*Game 5 — April 25, at Portland, TBD
*Game 6 — April 27, at New Orleans, TBD
*Game 7 — April 29, at Portland, TBD

(4) Thunder vs. (5) Jazz

Game 1 — April 16, at Oklahoma City
Game 2 — April 19, at Oklahoma City
Game 3 — April 22, at Utah
Game 4 — April 24, at Utah
*Game 5 — April 26, at Oklahoma City, TBD
*Game 6 — April 28, at Utah, TBD
*Game 7 — April 30, at Oklahoma City, TBD