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Nobody will know anything until the matchups are set.
Knowing the NBA, game 1 will almost certainly be the first matchup of saturay or sunday's slate of games, so you're probably looking at a 3PM start time.
I'm not so sure about that.
Last year, the start times were 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, and 10:30 on Saturday and Sunday, with ABC getting the 3:00 games and TNT getting the rest.
If the Knicks play the Heat, you can virtually put that Game 1 plus the Lakers in pen for the ABC games. In fact, I think regardless of who the Knicks play (Heat or Celtics), that will be the 3:00 Saturday ABC game, and the Lakers will be the Sunday 3:00 ABC game.
The problem is that there's no logical Western Conference team to put in the 10:30 Sunday slot, so I think they'll move that game to noon on Sunday (most logical candidate, Atlanta-Orlando).
Because Stern hates Mark Cuban, I bet the Mavs get stuck with the 10:30 Saturday game (9:30 local time). And I think they put the Oklahoma City - Denver Game 1 at 8:00 on Sunday, with the Heat or Celtics (vs. the Sixers) Game 1 at 8:00 on Saturday.
So Game 1 will be either 5:30 on Saturday or 5:30 on Sunday. My best guess would be 5:30 on Sunday, in order to keep 2 East series starting on Sunday with 2 West series. And if it's 5:30 on Sunday, then Game 2 will be either Tuesday or Wednesday, starting at 8:00 (because Chicago is on Central time). The Bulls - Pacers will probably be 3rd in order for EC series. It's possible it could be tied for 2nd if the Heat play the Knicks. That fact could relegate Game 2 potentially to NBA TV, although I think it'd rate higher than any WC series other than the Lakers, so I doubt it.
I think they announce them Thursday after the season's over, so April 14th. Definitely during day shift work hours I'm pretty sure.
One thing to remember for Game 2 is that Oklahoma City, Dallas, and San Antonio are all on Central time, while the Lakers are on Pacific. Chicago is the only Eastern team on Central, so I would guess they'd be paired with the Lakers during the week to get the 8:00 - 10:30 game.
I'm still thinking that the Lakers are most likely to have that Sunday ABC slot (3:00), which is why I'm still thinking 5:30 Sunday for Chicago. I'm thinking that TNT will want the Celtics and Heat on separate days, so I think that Game 2 will be Wednesday, with Game 3 being Friday.