As the basketball season winds down, the excitement heats up as another NBA Playoff season kicks off in the battle to win the national championship.
This year, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 marks the end of the regular NBA season.
Three days later, the 2017 NBA playoffs games are scheduled to start on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
The NBA Playoffs feature the top eight teams in each NBA conference all doing battle on the court in a best of seven series against each other.
NBA Playoffs TV schedule
ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and NBA TV will the stations to watch in primetime while ABC takes on select games during the weekend.
Beginning in June, watch for the Eastern Conference finals to air on cable channel TNT with full coverage of the Western Conference finals on ESPN and ABC -- as NBA fans coast to coast cheer "Let the games begin!"
The NBA Final Championship games, airing on ABC, are scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 1, 2017, and remain the ultimate showdown between the two top teams from each conference. And don't forget to grab the popcorn for the big finale - Game 7 - set for Sunday, June 18.
Meanwhile, keep it here for more on the complete NBA Playoff schedule including team matchups, dates, and TV times as we fill in the blanks on our NBA Playoff bracket leading up to the final 2017 NBA Championship in June.
all times Eastern
NBA Playoffs and Championship Game schedules
all times Eastern
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Wednesday, May 17 at Boston , 8:30 p.m. ET
Friday, May 19 at Boston, 8:30 p.m. TNT
Sunday, May 21 at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, May 23 at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. TNT
Thursday, May 25 at Boston, 8:30 p.m. TNT
Saturday, May 27 at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. TNT
Monday, May 29 at Boston, 8:30 p.m. TNT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Tuesday, May 16: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors 9 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, May 20: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs 9 p.m. ESPN
Monday, May 22: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs 9 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, May 24: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors 9 p.m. ESPN
Friday, May 26: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs 9 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, May 28: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors 9 p.m. ESPN
NBA playoffs & finals around the Web:
Around the Web, get complete reports on stats, scores, and who was in and who was out of the running leading up to the finals championship. And don't forget to keep your TV remotes at the ready for the much-anticipated NBA draft in June....
Yahoo! Sports - NBA Playoffs - Check out streaming video reports and interviews, the complete TV schedule, the latest scores, stats, breaking news and photos.
Slam! Sports - Basketball - Want to know the latest scores? Also check out daily stats on assists, blocks, points, steals, blocks and rebounds.