April 9, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Gary Neal (14) and Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) battle for a loose ball during the first half at Energy Solutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Utah Jazz First Round Playoff Series Against San Antonio Spurs to Start Sunday [Update: Game Starts at 1 PM On ESPN]


Wow – oh – wow.

Utah is in the playoffs. Did I already say that on another post? If so, sorry. But I’m still not used to the idea of my Jazz – the little team that could – getting linked to such teams as OKC, Dallas and LA. Sure we had our runs in the past with D-Will and the gang, but this year feels different. Newer. Fresher. More exciting. Perhaps because I actually like these Jazzmen … Admit it, they’re fun to root for!

We’ll get the chance come Sunday, when Utah kicks off its first round  match-up against San Antonio at the Alamodome, er, AT&T Center in Texas.

While the official playoff schedule has yet to arrive (pending more than a few games tonight), here’s what we DO know so far (courtesy of Utah Jazz Notes):
Western Conference

Dallas/OR/Denver at Oklahoma City, Saturday

Denver/OR/Dallas at L.A. Lakers, Sunday

L.A. Clippers at Memphis, Sunday OR Memphis at L.A. Clippers, Sunday

Utah Jazz at San Antonio, Sunday

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia/OR/New York at Chicago, Saturday

New York/OR/Philadelphia at Miami, Saturday

Orlando at Indiana, Saturday

Boston at Atlanta, Sunday OR Atlanta at Boston, Sunday

 

Check back later tonight for a finalized schedule.

[UPDATE]

Here’s the complete schedule, courtesy of Sports Illustrated:

2012 NBA Playoff Schedule
Eastern Conference First Round
Bulls vs. Sixers
(1) Chicago
(8) Philadelphia
Game 1: at CHI, Sat. April 28, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 2: at CHI, Tue. May 1, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3: at PHI, Fri. May 4, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: at PHI, Sun. May 6, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5: at CHI, Tue. May 8, If Necessary
Game 6: at PHI, Thu. May 10, If Necessary
Game 7: at CHI, Sat. May 12, If Necessary
Heat vs. Knicks
(2) Miami
(7) New York
Game 1: at MIA, Sat. April 28, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 2: at MIA, Mon. April 30, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3: at NYK, Thu. May 3, 7 p.m. TNT
Game 4: at NYK, Sun. May 6, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5: at MIA, Wed. May 9, If Necessary
Game 6: at NYK, Fri. May 11, If Necessary
Game 7: at MIA, Sun. May 13, If Necessary
Pacers vs. Magic
(3) Indiana
(6) Orlando
Game 1: at IND, Sat. April 28, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: at IND, Mon. April 30, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3: at ORL, Wed. May 2, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4: at ORL, Sat. May 5, 2 p.m., ESPN
Game 5: at IND, Tue. May 8, If Necessary
Game 6: at ORL, Fri. May 11, If Necessary
Game 7: at IND, Sun. May 13, If Necessary
Celtics vs. Hawks
(4) Boston
(5) Atlanta
Game 1: at ATL, Sun. April 29, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2: at ATL, Tue. May 1, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3: at BOS, Fri. May 4, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: at BOS, Sun. May 6, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5: at ATL, Tue. May 8, If Necessary
Game 6: at BOS, Thu. May 10, If Necessary
Game 7: at ATL, Sat. May 12, If Necessary
Western Conference First Round
Spurs vs. Jazz
(1) San Antonio
(8) Utah
Game 1: at SAS, Sun. April 29, 1 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: at SAS, Wed. May 2, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3: at UTA, Sat. May 5, 10 p.m., TNT
Game 4: at UTA, Mon. May 7, TBA
Game 5: at SAS, Wed. May 9, If Necessary
Game 6: at UTA, Fri. May 11, If Necessary
Game 7: at SAS, Sun. May 13, If Necessary
Thunder vs. Mavs
(2) Oklahoma City
(7) Dallas
Game 1: at OKC, Sat. April 28, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: at OKC, Mon. April 30, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: at DAL, Thu. May 3, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4: at DAL, Sat. May 5, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5: at OKC, Mon. May 7, If Necessary
Game 6: at DAL, Thu. May 10, If Necessary
Game 7: at OKC, Sat. May 12, If Necessary
Lakers vs. Nuggets
(3) L.A. Lakers
(6) Denver
Game 1: at LAL, Sun. April 29, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 2: at LAL, Tue. May 1, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: at DEN, Fri. May 4, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: at DEN, Sun. May 6, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5: at LAL, Tue. May 8, If Necessary
Game 6: at DEN, Thu. May 10, If Necessary
Game 7: at LAL, Sat. May 12, If Necessary
Grizzlies vs. Clippers
(4) Memphis
(5) L.A. Clippers
Game 1: at MEM, Sun. April 29, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2: at MEM, Wed. May 2, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: at LAC, Sat. May 5, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: at LAC, Mon. May 7, TBD
Game 5: at MEM, Wed. May 9, If Necessary
Game 6: at LAC, Fri. May 11, If Necessary
Game 7: at MEM, Sun. May 13, If Necessary
All times Eastern Standard.

 

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