After a long and confusing 72-hour journey, the Portland Trail Blazers now know their first-round opponent. The Blazers will face the Memphis Grizzlies, who earned the 5th seed in the Western Conference by defeating the Indiana Pacers tonight. A Houston Rockets victory and San Antonio Spurs loss sealed the deal.
The Blazers went 0-4 vs. the Grizzlies this year. Though Portland technically holds the 4th seed by virtue of their Northwest Division win, Memphis will have homecourt advantage in the series because of their superior regular season record.
Here is the schedule for the series (all times Pacific)
Game 1 | Sun, April 19 | 5:00 pm | TNT / KGW
Game 2 | Wed, April 22 | 5:00 pm | TNT / KGW
Game 3 | Sat, April 25 | 7:30 pm | ESPN / KGW
Game 4 | Mon, April 27 | 7:30 pm | TNT / KGW
Game 5 | Wed, April 29 | TBD
Game 6 | Fri, May 1 | TBD
Game 7 | Sun, May 3 | TBD