The Oklahoma City Thunder have been waiting some time now to continue playing basketball after sweeping the Dallas Mavericks in the first round.
The Thunder complete that series over a week ago now on May 5.
Tonight the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets are playing Game 7 of their series in Staples Center with the winner moving on to face the Thunder in Round 2.
The full schedule for the second round for the Thunder looks like this:
- Game 1 – Monday May 14 – LAL/OR/Den at Oklahoma City – 8:30PM – TNT
- Game 2 – Wednesday May 16 – LAL/OR/Den at Oklahoma City – 8:30PM – TNT
- Game 3 – Friday May 18 – Oklahoma City at LAL/OR/Den TBD – ESPN
- Game 4 – Saturday May 19 – Oklahoma City at LAL/OR/Den TBD – TNT
- Game 5 * – Monday May 21 – LAL/OR/Den at Oklahoma City TBD – TNT
- Game 6 * – Wednesday May 23 – Oklahoma City at LAL/OR/Den TBD – ESPN
- Game 7 * – Sunday May 27 – LAL/OR/Den at Oklahoma City – TBD – TNT
The Thunder will only get one game of rest after the first two games at home. Most teams had two days off for travel in the first round.
Also of note is that the Thunder will be playing back-to-back nights for Games 3 and 4 on the road. The Thunder are fully capable of playing two games in two nights and it may actually be an advantage for them even though the games will be away.