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Here 2017 NBA Playoffs began on Saturday, April 15. Below is the schedule, matchups and results for the first round of the NBA Playoffs' first round. And also see the complete NBA Playoffs Schedule for exact game times, playoff TV info and more.

EAST
BOS 3 CHI 2
CLE 4 IND 0
TOR 3 MIL 2
WAS 3 ATL 2
WEST
GSW 4 POR 0
SAS 3 MEM 2
HOU 4 OKC 1
UTA 3 LAC 2

                  2016-2017 NBA PLAYOFFS

                        FIRST ROUND

EASTERN CONFERENCE                   WESTERN CONFERENCE

BOSTON vs. CHICAGO                   GOLDEN STATE vs. PORTLAND
(Series tied 2-2)                    (Golden State won 4-0)
Apr 16 CHI 106 @ BOS 102             Apr 16 POR 109 @ GS 121
Apr 18 CHI 111 @ BOS 97              Apr 19 POR 81 @ GS 110
Apr 21 BOS 104 @ CHI 87              Apr 22 GS 119 @ POR 113
Apr 23 BOS 104 @ CHI 95              Apr 24 GS 128 @ POR 103
Apr 26 CHI @ BOS
Apr 28 BOS @ CHI
*Apr 30 CHI @ BOS

CLEVELAND vs. INDIANA                SAN ANTONIO vs. MEMPHIS
(Cleveland won 4-0)                  (San Antonio leads 3-2)
Apr 15 IND 108 @ CLE 109             Apr 15 MEM 82 @ SA 111
Apr 17 IND 111 @ CLE 117             Apr 17 MEM 82 @ SA 96
Apr 20 CLE 119 @ IND 114             Apr 20 SA 94 @ MEM 105
Apr 23 CLE 106 @ IND 102             Apr 22 SA 108 @ MEM 110 (OT)
                                     Apr 25 MEM 103 @ SA 116
                                     Apr 27 SA @ MEM
                                     *Apr 29 MEM @ SA

TORONTO vs. MILWAUKEE                HOUSTON vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
(Toronto leads 3-2)                  (Houston won 4-1)
Apr 15 MIL 97 @ TOR 83               Apr 16 OKC 87 @ HOU 118
Apr 18 MIL 100 @ TOR 106             Apr 19 OKC 111 @ HOU 115
Apr 20 TOR 77 @ MIL 104              Apr 21 HOU 113 @ OKC 115
Apr 22 TOR 87 @ MIL 76               Apr 23 HOU 113 @ OKC 109
Apr 24 MIL 93 @ TOR 118              Apr 25 OKC 99 @ HOU 105
Apr 27 TOR @ MIL
*Apr 29 MIL @ TOR

WASHINGTON vs. ATLANTA               LA CLIPPERS vs. UTAH
(Series tied 2-2)                    (Utah leads 3-2)
Apr 16 ATL 107 @ WAS 114             Apr 15 UTA 97 @ LAC 95
Apr 19 ATL 101 @ WAS 109             Apr 18 UTA 91 @ LAC 99
Apr 22 WAS 98 @ ATL 116              Apr 21 LAC 111 @ UTA 106
Apr 24 WAS 101 @ ATL 111             Apr 23 LAC 98 @ UTA 105
Apr 26 ATL @ WAS                     Apr 25 UTA 96 @ LAC 92
Apr 28 WAS @ ATL                     Apr 28 LAC @ UTA
*Apr 30 ATL @ WAS                    *Apr 30 UTA @ LAC

* if necessary





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The Cavaliers beat the Warriors 4-3 in an epic seven-game series to win the 2016 NBA championship. LeBron James was named 2016 NBA Finals MVP. Here are the final 2016 NBA playoffs standings:

                    2016 NBA FINALS SCHEDULE


                  GOLDEN STATE vs. CLEVELAND
                  (Cleveland won 4-3)
                  June 2 CLE 89 @ GS 104
                  June 5 CLE 77 @ GS 110
                  June 8 GS 90 @ CLE 120
                  June 10 GS 108 @ CLE 97
                  June 13 CLE 112 @ GS 97
                  June 16 GS 101 @ CLE 115
                  June 19 CLE 93 @ GS 89


                   CONFERENCE FINALS SCHEDULE

EASTERN CONFERENCE                   WESTERN CONFERENCE

CLEVELAND vs. TORONTO                GOLDEN STATE vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
(Cleveland won 4-2)                  (Golden State won 4-3)
May 17 TOR 84 @ CLE 115              May 16 OKC 108 @ GS 102
May 19 TOR 89 @ CLE 108              May 18 OKC 91 @ GS 118
May 21 CLE 84 @ TOR 99               May 22 GS 105 @ OKC 133
May 23 CLE 99 @ TOR 105              May 24 GS 94 @ OKC 118
May 25 TOR 78 @ CLE 116              May 26 OKC 111 @ GS 120
May 27 CLE 113 @ TOR 87              May 28 GS 108 @ OKC 101
                                     May 30 OKC 88 @ GS 96


                   CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE                   WESTERN CONFERENCE

CLEVELAND vs. ATLANTA                GOLDEN STATE vs. PORTLAND
(Cleveland won 4-0)                  (Golden State won 4-1)
May 2 ATL 93 @ CLE 104               May 1 POR 106 @ GS 118
May 4 ATL 98 @ CLE 123               May 3 POR 99 @ GS 110
May 6 CLE 121 @ ATL 108              May 7 GS 108 @ POR 120
May 8 CLE 100 @ ATL 99               May 9 GS 132 @ POR 125 (ot)
                                     May 11 POR 121 @ GS 125

TORONTO vs. MIAMI                    SAN ANTONIO OKLAHOMA CITY
(Toronto won 4-3)                    (Oklahoma City won 4-2)
May 3 MIA 102 @ TOR 96 (OT)          Apr 30 OKC 92 @ SA 124
May 5 MIA 92 @ TOR 96 (OT)           May 2 OKC 98 @ SA 97
May 7 TOR 95 @ MIA 91                May 6 SA 100 @ OKC 96
May 9 TOR 87 @ MIA 94 (OT)           May 8 SA 97 @ OKC 111
May 11 MIA 91 @ TOR 99               May 10 OKC 95 @ SA 91
May 13 TOR 91 @ MIA 103              May 12 SA 99 @ OKC 113
May 15 MIA 89 @ TOR 116




                        FIRST ROUND

EASTERN CONFERENCE                   WESTERN CONFERENCE

CLEVELAND vs. DETROIT                GOLDEN STATE vs. HOUSTON
(Cleveland won 4-0)                  (Golden State won 4-1)
Apr 17 DET 101 @ CLE 106             Apr 16 HOU 78 @ GS 104
Apr 20 DET 90 @ CLE 107              Apr 18 HOU 106 @ GS 115
Apr 22 CLE 101 @ DET 91              Apr 21 GS 96 @ HOU 97
Apr 24 CLE 100 @ DET 98              Apr 24 GS 121 @ HOU 94
                                     Apr 27 HOU 81 @ GS 114

TORONTO vs. INDIANA                  SAN ANTONIO vs. MEMPHIS
(Toronto won 4-3)                    (San Antonio won 4-0)
Apr 16 IND 100 @ TOR 90              Apr 17 MEM 74 @ SA 106
Apr 18 IND 87 @ TOR 98               Apr 19 MEM 68 @ SA 94
Apr 21 TOR 101 @ IND 85              Apr 22 SA 96 @ MEM 87
Apr 23 TOR 83 @ IND 100              Apr 24 SA 116 @ MEM 95
Apr 26 IND 99 @ TOR 102                     
Apr 29 TOR 83 @ IND 101                     
May 1 IND 84 @ TOR 89                     

MIAMI vs. CHARLOTTE                  OKLAHOMA CITY vs. DALLAS
(Miami won 4-3)                      (Oklahoma City won 4-1)
Apr 17 CHA 91 @ MIA 123              Apr 16 DAL 70 @ OKC 108
Apr 20 CHA 103 @ MIA 115             Apr 18 DAL 85 @ OKC 84
Apr 23 MIA 80 @ CHA 96               Apr 21 OKC 131 @ DAL 102
Apr 25 MIA 85 @ CHA 89               Apr 23 OKC 119 @ DAL 108
Apr 27 CHA 90 @ MIA 88               Apr 25 DAL 104 @ OKC 118
Apr 29 MIA 97 @ CHA 90
May 1 CHA 73 @ MIA 106

ATLANTA vs. BOSTON                   L.A. CLIPPERS vs. PORTLAND
(Atlanta won 4-2)                    (Portland won 4-2)
Apr 16 BOS 101 @ ATL 102             Apr 17 POR 95 @ LAC 115
Apr 19 BOS 72 @ ATL 89               Apr 20 POR 81 @ LAC 102
Apr 22 ATL 103 @ BOS 111             Apr 23 LAC 88 @ POR 96
Apr 24 ATL 95 @ BOS 104 (OT)         Apr 25 LAC 84 @ POR 98
Apr 26 BOS 83 @ ATL 110              Apr 27 POR 108 @ LAC 98
Apr 28 ATL 104 @ BOS 92              Apr 29 LAC 103 @ POR 106

Key NBA Playoff-Related dates

The 2015 NBA regular season ended on April 13. NBA team playoff rosters were set by April 15. And the 2016 NBA Playoffs began Saturday, April 16. The 2016 NBA Finals will begin Thursday, June 2.

Important NBA Playoffs Seeding/Qualification Rule Change

This year there's a big change that affects the entire postseason landscape. In September 2015, the league announced that NBA teams will qualify for the playoffs entirely due to their record, and that's how they will be seeded. So, the eight Eastern conference teams with the best overall league records will make the playoffs. Same with the Western conference. And the playoff seedings will be in order of record.

Why is this different? In the past, winning a division guaranteed that a team would make the playoffs, and there were also seeding advantages. Now, the act of winning a division only serves as a relatively minor second-level tiebreaker in the event that the team has an identical record with another team. For full details on all of this, read here: NBA to seed conference playoff teams by record.

As always, 16 teams made the playoffs. There are still four rounds. Almost everything else is the same. Only the qualification/seeding system changed.