Mar, 5, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to pass the ball against Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Playoffs schedule released for Game 1’s


The Oklahoma City Thunder will play Game 1 of their first round playoff series on Saturday, April 28. Their opponent will either be Dallas or Denver.

The Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers will also play on Saturday, hosting their respective Game 1’s. The Spurs and Lakers will host their Game 1’s on Sunday and the Clippers-Grizzlies series and Celtics-Hawks series will also start on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant may have a little extra incentive to go for the scoring title tonight since he will have an extra day of rest before the playoffs start for him. He needs 38 points tonight to pass Kevin Durant.

Denver is currently one game ahead of Dallas for the six seed in the Western Conference standings. The Nuggets play at Minnesota tonight and Dallas plays at Atlanta. If Dallas wins and Denver loses then Oklahoma City will play Denver in the first round. Any other scenario and the Thunder will play Dallas.

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