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Updated NBA Playoff Scheduling Scenarios

by Darnell Mayberry Published: May 3, 2013

Here are the 16 possible schedule scenarios for Sunday, May 5.

1.  If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston, Indiana-Atlanta, Oklahoma City-Houston, and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series.

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City    12 p.m.  ABC

Game 7 Boston at New York           3:30 p.m.  ABC

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           7 p.m.  TNT

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers     6:30 p.m. TNT

2. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston, Indiana-Atlanta, and Oklahoma City-Houston series and not necessary in the L.A. Clippers-Memphis series.

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City    12  p.m. ABC

Game 7 Boston at New York           3:30 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           8 p.m. TNT

3. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston, Indiana-Atlanta, and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Houston series.

Game 7 Boston at New York           1 p.m.  ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L,A. Clippers    12:30 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           8 p.m. TNT

4. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston, Oklahoma City-Houston, and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the Indiana-Atlanta series.

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City    12 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Boston at New York           3:30 p.m.  ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers     5 p.m.  TNT

5. If Game 7 is necessary in the Indiana-Atlanta, Oklahoma City-Houston, and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the New York-Boston series.

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City    12:00 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers    12:30 p.m.   ABC

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           8 p.m. TNT

6. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston and Indiana-Atlanta series and not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Houston and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series then the Oklahoma City-Memphis series will begin.

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           1 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Boston at New York           3:30 p.m. ABC

Game 1 Memphis at Oklahoma City     7 p.m. TNT

7. If Game 7 is necessary in the Oklahoma City-Houston and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the New York-Boston and Indiana-Atlanta series then the Eastern Conference Semifinals will begin.

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City    12 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers    12:30 p.m. ABC

Game 1 Indiana at New York          8 p.m. TNT

8. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Houston and Indiana-Atlanta series.

Game 7 Boston at New York           1 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers    12:30 p.m. ABC

9. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston and Oklahoma City-Houston series and not necessary in the L.A. Clippers-Memphis and Indiana-Atlanta series.

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City    12 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Boston at New York           3:30 p.m. ABC

10. If Game 7 is necessary in the Indiana-Atlanta and Oklahoma City-Houston series and not necessary in the L.A. Clippers-Memphis and New York-Boston series.

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           1 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City     2:30 p.m. ABC

11. If Game 7 is necessary in the Indiana-Atlanta and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Houston and New York-Boston series.

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           1 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers    12:30 p.m. ABC

12. If Game 7 is necessary in the New York-Boston series and not necessary in the Indiana-Atlanta, Oklahoma City-Houston and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series.  Then the Oklahoma City-Memphis series will begin.

Game 1 Memphis at Oklahoma City    12 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Boston at New York           3:30 p.m. ABC

13. If Game 7 is necessary in the Indiana-Atlanta series and not necessary in the New York-Boston, Oklahoma City-Houston and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series.  Then the Oklahoma City-Memphis series will begin.

Game 7 Atlanta at Indiana           1 p.m. ABC

Game 1 Memphis at Oklahoma City     2:30 p.m. ABC

14. If Game 7 is necessary in the Oklahoma City-Houston series and not necessary in the New York-Boston, Indiana-Atlanta, and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series.  The Eastern Conference Semifinals will begin.

Game 1 Indiana at New York          1 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Houston at Oklahoma City     2:30 p.m. ABC

15. If Game 7 is necessary in the L.A. Clippers-Memphis series and not necessary in the New York-Boston, Indiana-Atlanta, and Oklahoma City-Houston series.  The Eastern Conference Semifinals will begin

Game 1 Indiana at New York          1 p.m. ABC

Game 7 Memphis at L.A. Clippers    12:30 p.m. ABC

16. If Game 7 is not necessary in the New York-Boston, Indiana-Atlanta, Oklahoma City-Houston, and L.A. Clippers-Memphis series.  Both the Oklahoma City-Memphis and  Eastern Conference Semifinals will begin

Game 1 Memphis at Oklahoma City    12 p.m. ABC

Game 1 Indiana at New York          3:30 p.m. ABC

The NBA will announce additional scheduling information as soon as possible.

All times are listed by the time zone of the home team.

-DM-

 

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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