After taking care of their respective first round opponents in five games apiece, the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers are set to face off in what should be a far more competitive second round series.
Both the Raptors and Sixers advanced on Tuesday night with equally dominant performances — the Raps winning by 19 and the Sixers by 22 — and are now counting down the days until Game 1.
You may be asking: So, how many days, exactly?
The NBA just updated their playoff scheduling and announced that Game 1 will tip-off on Saturday night at either 7:30 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
The start time is dependent on whether or not the Denver Nuggets-San Antonio Spurs series goes to seven games or not. If it does, the game will start at 7:30, otherwise you can expect the Raps playoff run to resume at 8.
The Nuggets currently hold a 3-2 lead over the Spurs following Tuesday’s 108-90 win that saw Kitchener, Ont., native Jamal Murray score a game-high 23 points.
The complete Raptors-Sixers series schedule can be viewed below:
Here’s a look at which games Sportsnet will broadcast:
Saturday, April 27 — Game 1: Philadelphia @ Toronto on SN1
Thursday, May 2 — Game 3: Toronto @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m. on SN1
Tuesday, May 7 — Game 5: Philadelphia @ Toronto on Sportsnet
Sunday, May 12 — Game 7: Philadelphia @ Toronto on Sportsnet