Pacers open playoffs Saturday vs. Atlanta
The Indiana Pacers will open the NBA Playoffs Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers will host the Atlanta Hawks in the first game of the best-of-7 series. Saturday's game will tip off at 7 p.m. and air on ESPN.
The first two games of the series will be played in Indianapolis, with the next two games taking place in Atlanta. The teams will alternate home court in Games 5, 6 and 7, if necessary.
Indiana has clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference and hold the home court advantage for as long as they're still playing in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
First round schedule
Game 1 - Sat April 19 Atlanta at Indiana 7:00PM ESPN
Game 2 - Tue April 22 Atlanta at Indiana 7:00PM TNT
Game 3 - Thu April 24 Indiana at Atlanta 7:00PM NBA TV
Game 4 - Sat April 26 Indiana at Atlanta 2:00PM TNT
Game 5 * Mon April 28 Atlanta at Indiana 8:00PM NBA TV
Game 6 * Thu May 1 Indiana at Atlanta TBD TV - TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 3 Atlanta at Indiana TBD TNT