NBA Playoffs get ready to tip

The 2018 NBA Playoffs TV schedule is locked and loaded across ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV. Opening play will see Saturday offer up four games starting at 3p with Spurs/Warriors on ABC, followed by Wizards/Raptors at 5:30p, Heat/Sixers at8p and Pelicans/Blazers at 10:30p on ESPN. Sunday then sees TNT join the fray at 1p with Bucks/Celtics at 1p, Jazz/Thunder at 6:30p and Wolves/Rockets at 9p. ABC carries Pacers/Cavs at 3:30p. NBA TV gets a piece starting Tuesday with Wizards/Raptors at 7p.

Meanwhile, the league reports that it scored all-time records for total attendance, average attendance and sellouts during the 2017-18 season. For the fourth consecutive season, the league established a new record for total attendance, surpassing the 22 million mark for the first time, with 22,124,559 fans attending games this past regular season. NBAStore.com established a new record this season with overall sales up 25 percent over the 2016-17 season and the league established new records across social media this season for actions (+25%, 808 million) and video views (+43%, 11 billion).

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