Complete Playoffs coverage at NBA Playoffs 2005: Destination Finals

NEW YORK, April 20 -- The NBA Playoffs 2005 begin Saturday, April 23 when the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons host Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first round playoffs series at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

The overall No. 1 seed, the Pacific Division winning Phoenix Suns open their 2005 NBA Playoffs on Sunday, April 24 against the Memphis Grizzlies at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT. Shaquille O'Neal and the Miami Heat, the East's No. 1 seed, open their quest for the franchise's first title on April 24 at 3 p.m. on ABC.

Here is the rest of the first round NBA Playoffs 2005 schedule.

				
Western Conference                           Local     EDT    Nat'l Broadcast

Phoenix vs. Memphis

Game 1 - Sun  April 24  Memphis at Phoenix	7:30PM  10:30PM	TNT/RTV
Game 2 - Wed  April 27  Memphis at Phoenix	7:30PM  10:30PM	TNT/RSN
Game 3 - Fri  April 29  Phoenix at Memphis	8:00PM   9:00PM	ESPN2/RTV
Game 4 - Sun  May 1     Phoenix at Memphis	7:00PM   8:00PM	TNT/TSN
Game 5 * Tue  May 3     Memphis at Phoenix	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 6 * Thu  May 5     Phoenix at Memphis	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 7 * Sat  May 7     Memphis at Phoenix	TBD	TBD	TBD

San Antonio vs. Denver

Game 1 - Sun  April 24  Denver at San Antonio	7:00PM   8:00PM	TNT/TSN
Game 2 - Wed  April 27  Denver at San Antonio	7:00PM   8:00PM	TNT/RSN
Game 3 - Sat  April 30  San Antonio at Denver	8:30PM  10:30PM	ESPN/RSN
Game 4 - Mon  May 2     San Antonio at Denver 	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 5 * Wed  May 4     Denver at San Antonio	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 6 * Fri  May 6     San Antonio at Denver	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 7 * Sun  May 8     Denver at San Antonio	TBD	TBD	TBD

Seattle vs. Sacramento

Game 1 - Sat  April 23  Sacramento at Seattle	7:30PM  10:30PM	ESPN/RTV
Game 2 - Tue  April 26  Sacramento at Seattle	7:30PM  10:30PM	TNT/RSN
Game 3 - Fri  April 29  Seattle at Sacramento	7:30PM  10:30PM	ESPN/RSN
Game 4 - Sun  May 1     Seattle at Sacramento	7:30PM  10:30PM	TNT/SCORE
Game 5 * Tue  May 3     Sacramento at Seattle	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 6 * Fri  May 6     Seattle at Sacramento	TBD 	TBD	TBD
Game 7 * Sun  May 8     Sacramento at Seattle	TBD	TBD	TBD

Dallas vs. Houston

Game 1 - Sat  April 23  Houston at Dallas	4:30PM   5:30PM	ESPN/TSN
Game 2 - Mon  April 25  Houston at Dallas	8:30PM   9:30PM	TNT/RSN
Game 3 - Thu  April 28  Dallas at Houston	8:30PM   9:30PM	TNT/RSN
Game 4 - Sat  April 30  Dallas at Houston	4:30PM   5:30PM	TNT/RTV
Game 5 * Mon  May 2     Houston at Dallas	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 6 * Thu  May 5     Dallas at Houston	TBD	TBD	TBD
Game 7 * Sat  May 7     Houston at Dallas	TBD	TBD	TBD

Eastern Conference Local EDT Nat'l Broadcast Miami vs. New Jersey Game 1 - Sun April 24 New Jersey at Miami 3:00PM 3:00PM ABC/R/TOR1 Game 2 - Tue April 26 New Jersey at Miami 8:00PM 8:00PM TNT/TSN Game 3 - Thu April 28 Miami at New Jersey 7:00PM 7:00PM TNT/TSN Game 4 - Sun May 1 Miami at New Jersey 3:30PM 3:30PM ABC/R/TOR1 Game 5 * Wed May 4 New Jersey at Miami TBD TBD TBD Game 6 * Fri May 6 Miami at New Jersey TBD TBD TBD Game 7 * Sun May 8 New Jersey at Miami TBD TBD TBD Detroit vs. Philadelphia Game 1 - Sat April 23 Philadelphia at Detroit 3:00PM 3:00PM ABC Game 2 - Tue April 26 Philadelphia at Detroit 7:30PM 7:30PM NBATV/RTV Game 3 - Fri April 29 Detroit at Philadelphia 8:00PM 8:00PM ESPN/TSN Game 4 - Sun May 1 Detroit at Philadelphia 1:00PM 1:00PM ESPN/SCORE Game 5 * Tue May 3 Philadelphia at Detroit TBD TBD TBD Game 6 * Thu May 5 Detroit at Philadelphia TBD TBD TBD Game 7 * Sat May 7 Philadelphia at Detroit TBD TBD TBD Boston vs. Indiana Game 1 - Sat April 23 Indiana at Boston 8:00PM 8:00PM ESPN/R/SCORE Game 2 - Mon April 25 Indiana at Boston 7:00PM 7:00PM TNT/RSN Game 3 - Thu April 28 Boston at Indiana 7:30PM 8:30PM NBATV/RTV Game 4 - Sat April 30 Boston at Indiana 7:00PM 8:00PM ESPN/RSN Game 5 * Tue May 3 Indiana at Boston TBD TBD TBD Game 6 * Thu May 5 Boston at Indiana TBD TBD TBD Game 7 * Sat May 7 Indiana at Boston TBD TBD TBD Chicago vs. Washington Game 1 - Sun April 24 Washington at Chicago 4:30PM 5:30PM TNT/RSN Game 2 - Wed April 27 Washington at Chicago 7:30PM 8:30PM NBATV/RTV Game 3 - Sat April 30 Chicago at Washington 3:00PM 3:00PM TNT/R/SCORE Game 4 - Mon May 2 Chicago at Washington TBD TBD TBD Game 5 * Wed May 4 Washington at Chicago TBD TBD TBD Game 6 * Fri May 6 Chicago at Washington TBD TBD TBD Game 7 * Sun May 8 Washington at Chicago TBD TBD TBD *If necessary All games, except those televised by ABC Sports, are available to be televised locally. TBD - To Be Determined RSN - Rogers Sportsnet(Canada) R - ESPN Radio SCORE - The Score (Canada) TSN - TSN (Canada) RTV - Raptors NBA TV (Canada) TOR1 - Toronto One (Canada)