We’ve known for a couple of days that the Pacers would open their first playoff bid in five years at Chicago’s United Center on Saturday, April 16th, and 1 P.M. Indy time (Noon Chicago). Now we have the rest of the schedule.
- Game 1 - Sat April 16, Indiana at Chicago, 1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN3D
- Game 2 - Mon April 18, Indiana at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
- Game 3 - Thu April 21, Chicago at Indiana, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV
- Game 4 - Sat April 23, Chicago at Indiana, 2:30 p.m. ET, TNT
- Game 5 * Tue April 26, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TBD
- Game 6 * Thu April 28, Chicago at Indiana, TBD, TBD
- Game 7 * Sat April 30, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TNT
OK, Men in Blue (and Gold). It’s up to you to replace the TBD’s with dates and times.
The Pacers are in the playoffs for the first time in five years, but — more importantly — this will be the first time for 8p9s covering Indiana in the postseason. We’re going to jump in with both feet. Read all about it in our multi-part Pacers vs Bulls Playoff Preview series in the hours and days to come.