The Portland Trail Blazers (53-29) finished as the three-seed in the Western Conference and will face the six-seed and division rival Oklahoma City Thunder (49-33) in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

The Blazers will have home court advantage in the series, but remain the underdogs in the matchup playing without big man Jusuf Nurkic, and OKC won all four regular season games against the Blazers this year.

The schedule for the first-round series is below, with Game One beginning Sunday afternoon from Moda Center.


Schedule: Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder


GAME ONE:  Sun., 4/14:  Thunder @ Blazers – 12:30pm (TV: ABC)

GAME TWO: Tues., 4/16:  Thunder @ Blazers – 7:30pm (TV: TNT)


GAME THREE: Fri., 4/19:  Blazers @ Thunder – 6:30pm (TV: ESPN)

GAME FOUR: Sun., 4/21:  Blazers @ Thunder – 6:30pm (TV: TNT)


Games 5-7 if necessary pending results in best-of-seven format:

GAME FIVE*:  Tues., 4/23: Thunder @ Blazers (TBA)

GAME SIX*:  Thurs., 4/25:  Blazers @ Thunder (TBA)

GAME SEVEN*:  Sat., 4/27:  Thunder @ Blazers (TBA)


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