2009 NBA Playoffs | Bracket and Schedule

2009 NBA Playoffs | Bracket and Schedule

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Finally, after a grueling 82-game season for the NBA’s 30 teams, the 2009 NBA Playoffs is set to begin on April 18, Saturday (Sunday here in the Philippines).

The playoff bracket has already been identified. Despite a winning record (46-36), my Phoenix Suns failed to make it in a very disappointing season.

The defending champion Boston Celtics faces tougher competition this year with the rising Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic. There’s also the Los Angeles Lakers seeking out to avenge their defeat at last season’s NBA Finals. After all, NBA experts have picked Kobe’s team to win it all at an nba.com preseason survey.

Anyway, here’s the complete schedule of games for the first-round.

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 8. Detroit Pistons

cavs_vs_pistons

– Game 1 at Cleveland Saturday April 18, 3:00PM ABC – Game 2 at Cleveland Tue April 21, 8:00PM TNT – Game 3 at Detroit Friday April 24, 7:00PM ESPN – Game 4 at Detroit Sunday April 26, 3:30PM ABC – Game 5 at Cleveland Wednesday April 29 – Game 6 at Detroit Friday May 1 – Game 7 at Cleveland Sunday May 3

No. 4 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 5 Miami Heat

hawks_vs_heat

– Game 1 at Atlanta Sunday April 19, 8:00PM TNT – Game 2 at Atlanta Wednesday April 22, 8:00PM TNT – Game 3 at Miami Saturday April 25, 6:30PM TNT – Game 4 at Miami Monday April 27 – Game 5 at Atlanta Wednesday April 29 – Game 6 at Miami Friday May 1 – Game 7 at Atlanta Sunday May 3

No. 3 Orlando Magic vs. No. 6 Philadelphia 76ers

magic_vs_76ers

– Game 1 at Orlando Sunday April 19, 5:30PM TNT – Game 2 at Orlando Wednesday April 22, 7:00PM NBATV – Game 3 at Philadelphia Friday April 24, 8:00PM ESPN2 – Game 4 at Philadelphia Sunday April 26, 6:30PM TNT – Game 5 at Orlando Tue April 28 – Game 6 at Philadelphia Thursday April 30 – Game 7 at Orlando Saturday May 2

No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Chicago Bulls

celtics_vs_bulls

– Game 1 at Boston Saturday April 18, 12:30PM ESPN – Game 2 at Boston Monday April 20, 7:00PM TNT – Game 3 at Chicago Thursday April 23, 8:00PM TNT – Game 4 at Chicago Sunday April 26, 1:00PM ABC – Game 5 at Boston Tue April 28 – Game 6 at Chicago Thursday April 30 – Game 7 at Boston Saturday May 2

Western Conference

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 8. Utah Jazz

lakers_vs_jazz

– Game 1 at L.A. Sunday April 19, 3:00PM ABC – Game 2 at L.A. Tue April 21, 10:30PM TNT – Game 3 at Utah Thursday April 23, 10:30PM TNT – Game 4 at Utah Saturday April 25, 9:00PM ESPN – Game 5 at L.A. Monday April 27 – Game 6 at Utah Thursday April 30 – Game 7 at L.A. Saturday May 2 TNT

No. 4 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 5 Houston Rockets

blazers_vs_rockets

– Game 1 at Portland Saturday April 18, 10:30PM ESPN – Game 2 at Portland Tue April 21, 10:00PM NBATV – Game 3 at Houston Friday April 24, 9:30PM ESPN – Game 4 at Houston Sunday April 26, 9:00PM TNT – Game 5 at Portland Tue April 28 – Game 6 at Houston Thursday April 30 – Game 7 at Portland Saturday May 2 TNT

No. 3 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 6 Dallas Mavericks

– Game 1 at San Antonio Saturday April 18, 8:00PM ESPN – Game 2 at San Antonio Monday April 20, 9:30PM TNT – Game 3 at Dallas Thursday April 23, 8:30PM NBATV – Game 4 at Dallas Saturday April 25, 4:00PM TNT – Game 5 at San Antonio Tue April 28 – Game 6 at Dallas Friday May 1 – Game 7 at San Antonio Sunday May 3

No. 2 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 7 New Orleans Hornets

– Game 1 at Denver Sunday April 19, 10:30PM TNT – Game 2 at Denver Wednesday April 22, 10:30PM TNT – Game 3 at New Orleans Saturday April 25, 1:00PM ESPN – Game 4 at New Orleans Monday April 27 – Game 5 at Denver Wednesday April 29 – Game 6 at New Orleans Friday May 1 – Game 7 at Denver Sunday May 3

The 2009 NBA Playoffs is really exciting and more challenging. Teams will have to work harder to be crowned NBA champions. Well, in order to wear NBA Championship rings like this, they surely must do.

Watch Kanye West’ video tribute to the 2009 NBA Playoffs titled “Amazing” below.

Brace yourselves!

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2 Responses to “2009 NBA Playoffs | Bracket and Schedule”

  1. hoops_master Says:

    i’m for a cavs – lakers finals.. but lebron will steal the show from kobe & will get his first championship.. thanx for this sked, i bookmarked it already..

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    ark Reply:

    Hmmm, that’s a possible matchup. But don’t discount the Celtics yet. They’re the defending champs after all.

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