The schedule, times, and TV broadcasts for the first-round 2021 NBA Playoffs series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets has been released. Portland and Denver will tip off Game 1 of the best-of-seven matchup this Saturday, May 22nd at 7:30 PM, Pacific. That game will be broadcast on ESPN.
Here is the schedule as we have it:
Game 1 Saturday 5/22 7:30 PM PT, ESPN
Game 2 Monday 5/24 7:00 PM PT, TNT
Game 3 Thursday 5/27 7:30 PM PT, NBATV
Game 4 Saturday 5/29 1:00 PM PT, TNT
Game 5 (if necessary) Tuesday 6/1, Time/TV TBD
Game 6 (if necessary) Thursday 6/3, Time/TV TBD
Game 7 (if necessary) Saturday 6/5, Time/TV TBD
Because of the results of the NBA Play-In Tournament on Wednesday night, we now know that the Los Angeles Lakers have earned the 7th seed in the Western Conference. Whomever wins the Portland-Denver series will face the winner of the first-round series between the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns.