NBA Playoff Live TV, Online Coverage Schedule & 2016 Title Odds

The 2016 NBA Playoff live TV schedule is set to start on April 16 as 16 teams prepare to be the first to win 16 games in pursuit of the 2016 NBA title. The first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs will be aired on a variety of TV channels and carry several online options. ABC, ESPN and TNT will do the brunt of the first week’s and first round action on the television side, while WatchTNT/TNT Drama and WatchESPN will carry the live online streaming action. So have no fear NBA fans, one way or another all of the action will be covered!

To know ones surprise, the Golden State Warriors are listed as the Las Vegas favorites to win the championship this June. Golden State has hardly lost a game since last year’s title run. The Warriors finished the regular season with best record in NBA history at  73-9, breaking the Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins. Can any one stop this team? Time will tell.

Below is a glance at the current odds to win this seasons NBA championship, along with the entire first round schedule.  We will be updating important info and odds here all throughout  out the NBA postseason.

2016 NBA Championship odds

  1. Golden State Warriors -140
  2. San Antonio Spurs +300
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers +350
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder +1200
  5. Los Angeles Clippers +2800
  6. Toronto Raptors +3300
  7. Boston Celtics +6600
  8. Miami Heat +7500
  9. Atlanta Hawks +7500
  10. Indiana Pacers +20000
  11. Detroit Pistons +20000
  12. Portland Trail Blazers +20000
  13. Utah Jazz +25000
  14. Dallas Mavericks +25000
  15. Houston Rockets +25000
  16. Memphis Grizzlies +50000

UPDATE 4/29/16: The second round of the NBA playoffs are set to roll, and what a first round it was! The defending champion Warriors crushed Houston in five games, however they may be without star Steph Curry for the rest of the postseason! Curry could be back in time for the West Finals if his knee/ankle injury can heal in time. Here is the round two schedule that has already been set. The Heat and Hornets need a Game 7 on Sunday, May 1 to decide which team will move on and who will go home.

NBA PLAYOFF ROUND SECOND ROUND

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

No. 3 Thunder vs. No. 2 Spurs

Game 1: Thunder at Spurs Saturday April 30 AT&T Center 8:30 p.m. ET TNT
Game 2: Thunder at Spurs Monday May 2 AT&T Center 9:30 p.m. ET TNT
Game 3: Spurs at Thunder Friday May 6 Chesapeake Energy Arena 9:30 p.m. ET ESPN
Game 4: Spurs at Thunder Sunday May 8 Chesapeake Energy Arena 8:00 p.m. ET TNT
Game 5: Thunder at Spurs Tuesday May 10 AT&T Center TBD TNT
Game 6: Spurs at Thunder Thursday May 12 Chesapeake Energy Arena TBD ESPN
Game 7: Thunder at Spurs Sunday, May 15 AT&T Center TBD TNT

NO. 1 Warriors vs. NO. 5 Trail Blazers

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Game 1: Blazers at Warriors Sunday May 1 Oracle Arena 3:30 p.m. ET ABC
Game 2: Blazers at Warriors Tuesday May 3 Oracle Arena 10:30 p.m. ET TNT
Game 3: Warriors at Blazers Saturday May 7 MODA Center 8:30 p.m. ET ABC
Game 4: Warriors at Blazers Monday May 9 MODA Center 10:30 p.m. ET TNT
Game 5: Blazers at Warriors Wednesday May 11 Oracle Arena TBD TNT
Game 6: Warriors at Blazers Friday May 13 MODA Center TBD ESPN
Game 7: Blazers at Warriors Monday May 16 Oracle Arena 9:00 p.m. ET

 

 

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (8) Detroit Pistons

  • Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC/R
  • Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Detroit at Cleveland, 8 p.m., TNT
  • Game 3 — Fri. April 22, Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 4 — Sun. April 24, Cleveland at Detroit, 8:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 5 * Tue. April 26, Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Thu. April 28, Cleveland at Detroit, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TNT

(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (7) Indiana Pacers

  • Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Indiana at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. , ESPN
  • Game 2 — Mon. April 18, Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
  • Game 3 — Thu. April 21, Toronto at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
  • Game 4 — Sat. April 23, Toronto at Indiana, 3 p.m., TNT
  • Game 5 * Tue. April 26 , Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Fri. April 29, Toronto at Indiana, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD

(3) Miami Heat vs. (6) Charlotte Hornets

  • Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Charlotte at Miami, 5:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., NBA TV
  • Game 3 — Sat. April 23, Miami at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 4 — Mon. April 25, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD
  • Game 5 * Wed. April 27, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Fri. April 29, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Boston Celtics

  • Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 2 — Tue. April 19, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
  • Game 3 — Fri. April 22, Atlanta at Boston, 8 p.m., ESPN2
  • Game 4 — Sun. April 24, Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m., TNT
  • Game 5 * Tue. April 26, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Thu. April 28, Atlanta at Boston, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TNT

WESTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Houston Rockets

  • Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Houston at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
  • Game 2 — Mon. April 18, Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 3 — Thu. April 21, Golden State at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 4 — Sun. April 24, Golden State at Houston, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
  • Game 5 * Wed. April 27, Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Fri. April 29, Golden State at Houston, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies

  • Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Memphis at San Antonio, 8 p.m., TNT
  • Game 2 — Tue. April 19, Memphis at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 3 — Fri. April 22, San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 4 — Sun. April 24, San Antonio at Memphis, 1 p.m., ABC
  • Game 5 * Tue. April 26, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Thu. April 28, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(3) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks

  • Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 2 — Mon. April 18, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT
  • Game 3 — Thu. April 21, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT
  • Game 4 — Sat. April 23, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m., ESPN/R
  • Game 5 * Mon. April 25, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Thu. April 28, Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TNT

(4) L.A. Clippers vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers

  • Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 3 — Sat. April 23, L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 4 — Mon. April 25, L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
  • Game 5 * Wed. April 27, Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 * Fri. April 29, L.A. Clippers at Portland, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD

* = if necessary