The NBA released the schedule for the first-round series between the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
The two sides will tip their 2014-15 rematch off on Saturday at 5:30 on ESPN, with a Canadian broadcast schedule to follow. That’s the fourth-latest of the eight weekend start times and the first four games only contain one NBA TV game. Tough to get too upset with any of this, really.
Here’s the full tentative schedule for the series:
|Game #||Date||Time||Game||US TV||Canadian TV||Canadian Radio|
|1||Saturday, April 14||5:30||Wizards @ Raptors||ESPN||TBD||TBD|
|2||Tuesday, April 17||7||Wizards @ Raptors||NBA TV||TBD||TBD|
|3||Friday, April 20||8||Raptors @ Wizards||ESPN2||TBD||TBD|
|4||Sunday, April 22||6||Raptors @ Wizards||TNT||TBD||TBD|
|5*||Wednesday, April 25||TBD||Wizards @ Raptors||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|6*||Friday, April 27||TBD||Raptors @ Wizards||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|7*||Sunday, April 29||TBD||Wizards @ Raptors||TBD||TBD||TBD|
There are a few conflicts with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ away playoff schedule, for those of you who like to enjoy games from Jurassic Park/Maple Leaf Square, but home team takes precedent, so it’ll belong to the Raptors on Saturday and on the 25th (and any other Raptors home game).
Game 1: Saturday, 5:30 p.m ESPN Game 2: Tuesday, 7 p.m. NBATV Game 3: Friday, Apr 20, 8 p.m. ESPN2 Game 4: Sunday, Apr 22, 6 p.m. — Game 5: Apr 25 in Toronto TBD Game 6: Apr 27 in Washington TBD Game 7: Apr 29 in Toronto TBD