Thunder 2012 First Round Playoff Schedule Announced

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26, 2012 – The second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder will match-up against the seventh-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the First Round of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Playoffs, it was announced today. 


In a rematch of last season’s Western Conference Finals, the Thunder and Mavericks will face-off starting on Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 PM (CT) followed by Game 2 on Monday, April 30 at 8:30 PM (CT) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. 


The series will then shift to Dallas for Games 3 and 4. Game 3 will take place on Thursday, May 3 at 8:30 PM (CT) and Game 4 on Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 PM (CT) at the American Airlines Center. If necessary, Games 5, 6, and 7 will be played at alternating sites beginning with a home contest on Monday, May 7 followed by Game 6 in Dallas on Thursday, May 10 and concluding with Game 7 in Oklahoma City on Saturday, May 12. The game times for Games 5, 6, and 7 will be determined once the games become necessary.


The first four games of the series will be broadcast locally on FS Oklahoma while ESPN will televise Game 1 and TNT will air Games 2-4 to a national audience. All games can be heard on the Thunder Radio Network, led by WWLS The Sports Animal.