Raptors-76ers begin second-round series Saturday night

The Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers will go head-to-head in the second round of the NBA playoffs, and it's shaping up to be a very interesting series.

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.

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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

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