The 2023 NBA playoffs are upon us, and fans all across the world are eagerly anticipating a first-round full of thrilling action and exciting moments. Hollywood and hardwood collide as the defending champion Lakers are set to take on the Memphis Grizzlies in what promises to be a riveting series. And with the daily schedule now released, fans can mark their calendars for when they can catch all the action.
The schedule for the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs begins on Saturday, April 15. The Lakers and Grizzlies will meet in Game 1 of their series at 7:30 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast nationally on TNT. Fans who prefer to watch online can catch the action via their preferred streaming services, including NBA League Pass and TNT’s website.
Game 2 of the Lakers-Grizzlies series will take place on Monday, April 17, at 10:00 p.m. EST. ESPN will provide the national coverage for that game, and it will also be available to stream online through the usual providers.
Game 3 of the series will be played on Thursday, April 20, with tip-off set for 9:30 p.m. EST. TNT will once again broadcast the game, and streaming options are available for those who want to watch online.
If necessary, Game 4 is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, at a time to be determined. The game would be televised nationally on ABC, so fans across the country could tune in to see the Lakers and Grizzlies battle it out for the all-important series lead.
Game 5, if needed, will be played on Monday, April 24. That game would also be televised nationally on TNT with a start time yet to be determined.
If the series goes the distance, Game 6 would take place on Thursday, April 27, with Game 7 scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Both games would be televised nationally on ESPN, providing comprehensive coverage of this exciting first-round series.
As for the bracket, the winner of the Lakers-Grizzlies series will advance to face the winner of the Portland Trail Blazers-Dallas Mavericks matchup. The Lakers are the heavy favorites heading into their series against the young and talented Grizzlies, boasting a star-studded roster that includes LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The 2023 NBA playoffs first-round daily schedule promises to be jam-packed with exciting matchups and intriguing storylines. Fans who are ready to cheer on their favorite teams won’t want to miss any of the action – tune in, and see who comes out on top.