Raptors first round playoff schedule announced

Apr 13 2017, 5:02 am

The Raptors now know their first round playoff opponent.

Toronto (51-31) will start the playoffs as the third seed, matched up against the sixth seed Milwaukee Bucks (42-40). The Raptors will open the playoffs on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre.

Game Date Away Home Time (PT/ET)
1 Sat, Apr 15 Milwaukee Toronto 2:30 / 5:30 PM
2 Tue, Apr 18 Milwaukee Toronto 4:00 / 7:00 PM
3 Thu, Apr 20 Toronto Milwaukee 5:00 / 8:00 PM
4 Sat, Apr 22 Toronto Milwaukee 12:00 / 3:00 PM
5* Mon, Apr 24 Milwaukee Toronto 4:00 / 7:00 PM
6* Thu, Apr 27 Toronto Milwaukee TBA
7* Sat, Apr 29 Milwaukee Toronto TBA

Milwaukee and Toronto played each other four times this season, with the Raptors winning on three occasions.

If the Raptors can get past the Bucks, their path to the NBA Finals will likely go through LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers one round earlier than last season. The Cavs finished second in the conference, putting them in Toronto’s side of the bracket, while Boston finished first.

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