2010 NBA Playoff Bracket

2010 NBA Playoffs Bracket: 1st Round

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The 2009-10 NBA season has been full of excitement and drama.

For the NBA’s 30 teams, they played 82 games with one ultimate goal in mind: to capture the NBA Finals championship crown.

But first, they have to hurdle one tough challenge; to make the 2010 NBA Playoffs.

Check out which of the 30 teams were included in the 2010 NBA Playoff bracket.

The #1 seeds for each conference are the Cleveland Cavaliers for the East and the Los Angeles Lakers for the West which is just similar to last season’s playoff bracket.

The 2010 NBA Playoffs is really exciting and more challenging.

Teams will have to go through four rounds: the first round, the conference semifinals, the conference finals and the finally the NBA Finals.

Here’s the first round bracket and schedule of games:

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls – Cavs won series 4-1

Game 1 April 17 3:00 pm                     Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio     ABC
Game 2 April 19 8:00 pm                     Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio     TNT
Game 3 April 22 7:00 pm                     United Center, Chicago, Illinois     TNT
Game 4 April 25 3:30 pm                     United Center, Chicago, Illinois     ABC
Game 5 April 27 ?:?? pm         *            Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio     ???
Game 6 April 29 ?:?? pm         *            United Center, Chicago, Illinois     ???
Game 7 May 1 ?:?? pm           *            Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio     TNT

No. 2 Orlando Magic vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats – Magic won series 4-0

Game 1 April 18 5:30 pm                     Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida     TNT
Game 2 April 21 7:00 pm                     Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida     TNT
Game 3 April 24 2:00 pm                     Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina     TNT
Game 4 April 26 ?:?? pm                      Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina     ???
Game 5 April 28 ?:?? pm         *            Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida     ???
Game 6 April 30 ?:?? pm         *            Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina     ???
Game 7 May 2 ?:?? pm           *            Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida     ???

No. 3 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks – Hawks won series 4-3

Game 1 April 17 5:30 pm                     Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia     ESPN
Game 2 April 20 7:00 pm                     Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia     NBA TV
Game 3 April 24 7:00 pm                     Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin     ESPN
Game 4 April 26 ?:?? pm                      Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin     ???
Game 5 April 28 ?:?? pm         *            Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia     ???
Game 6 April 30 ?:?? pm         *            Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin     ???
Game 7 May 2 ?:?? pm           *            Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia     ???

No. 4 Boston Celtics vs. No. 5 Miami Heat – Celtics won series 4-1

Game 1 April 17 8:00 pm                     TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts     ESPN
Game 2 April 20 8:00 pm                     TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts     TNT
Game 3 April 23 7:00 pm                     American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida     ESPN
Game 4 April 25 1:00 pm                     American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida     ABC
Game 5 April 27 ?:?? pm        *            TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts     ???
Game 6 April 29 ?:?? pm        *            American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida     ???
Game 7 May 1 ?:?? pm           *            TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts     TNT

Western Conference

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 8 Oklahoma City Thunder – Lakers won series 4-2

Game 1 April 18 3:00 pm ET               Staples Center, Los Angeles, California     ABC
Game 2 April 20 10:30 pm ET             Staples Center, Los Angeles, California     TNT
Game 3 April 22 9:30 pm ET               Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma     TNT
Game 4 April 24 9:30 pm ET               Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma     ESPN
Game 5 April 27 ?:?? pm      *            Staples Center, Los Angeles, California     ???
Game 6 April 30 ?:??pm       *            Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma     ???
Game 7 May 2 ?:??pm          *            Staples Center, Los Angeles, California     ???

No. 2 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs – Spurs won series 4-2

Game 1 April 18 8:00 pm                     American Airlines Center , Dallas, Texas     TNT
Game 2 April 21 9:30 pm                     American Airlines Center , Dallas, Texas     TNT
Game 3 April 23 9:30 pm                     AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas     ESPN
Game 4 April 25 7:00 pm                     AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas     TNT
Game 5 April 27 ?:?? pm         *            American Airlines Center , Dallas, Texas     ???
Game 6 April 29 ?:?? pm         *            AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas     ???
Game 7 May 1 ?:?? pm           *            American Airlines Center , Dallas, Texas     TNT

No. 3 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 6 Portland Trailblazers – Suns won series 4-2

Game 1 April 18 10:30 pm ET                     US Airways Arena, Phoenix, Arizona     TNT
Game 2 April 20 10:00 pm ET                    US Airways Arena, Phoenix, Arizona     NBATV
Game 3 April 22 10:00 pm ET                     Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon     NBATV
Game 4 April 24 4:30 pm ET                       Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon     TNT
Game 5 April 26 ?:?? pm             *            US Airways Arena, Phoenix, Arizona     ???
Game 6 April 29 ?:?? pm             *            Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon     ???
Game 7 May 1 ?:?? pm               *            US Airways Arena, Phoenix, Arizona     TNT

No. 4 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz – Jazz won series 4-2

Game 1 April 17 10:30 pm                     Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado     ESPN
Game 2 April 19 10:30 pm                     Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado     TNT
Game 3 April 23 10:30 pm                     Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah     ESPN2
Game 4 April 25 9:30 pm                       Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah     TNT
Game 5 April 28 ?:?? pm         *            Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado     ???
Game 6 April 30 ?:?? pm         *            Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah     ???
Game 7 May 2 ?:?? pm           *            Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado     ???

NOTE: * denotes games to be played if necessary

Check out the complete 2010 NBA Playoff schedule.

Who among these teams is your bet to wear the ultimate bling-bling, an NBA championship ring?

UPDATE April 26, 2010: The Orlando Magic is the first team to move on to the Conference Semifinals round after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 99-90 today in a 4-0 sweep.

UPDATE May 29, 2010: It’s the LA Lakers vs Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals in a rematch of their 2008 showdown.

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6 Responses to “2010 NBA Playoffs Bracket: 1st Round”

  1. Recent Issue Today Says:

    Well, its gonna be an interesting playoff series in every conference. I really like the matchup of the Cavs and Bulls, also Lakers and OKC.

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  2. Winziph Says:

    sana makapasok sa finals ang cavs.

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    ark Reply:

    di lang un, sana sila ang maging champion!

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