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2011 NBA Playoffs: Game Time Scenarios For Sunday, May 15

At this time of year, with NBA playoff series of varying lengths, teams may not know what time or day they are playing, or how long they may have to wait for their next opponent, until other games or series are finished. The Bulls, Hawks, Celtics, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder all still have games left in their second-round series.

The NBA today released a list of six scenarios for game(s) this coming Sunday, May 15. Rather than try to break it all down, I'm going to post the entire thing here and let you figure it, out, dear reader, finishing with the NBA's own caveat: "Subject to change".

1. If Game 7 is necessary in the Chicago-Atlanta and Oklahoma City-Memphis series.

Local Eastern Network
Game 7 Memphis at Oklahoma City 2:30 PM 3:30 PM ABC/R
Game 7 Atlanta at Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM TNT

2. If Game 7 is necessary in the Chicago-Atlanta series and not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Memphis series then the Western Conference Finals will move up and begin on Sunday, May 15.

Local Eastern Network
Game 1 OKC/OR/Memphis at Dallas 2:30 PM 3:30 PM ABC/R
Game 7 Atlanta at Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM TNT

3. If Game 7 is necessary in the Oklahoma City-Memphis series and not necessary in the Chicago-Atlanta and the Miami-Boston series concludes in 5 games then the Eastern Conference Finals will move up and begin on Sunday, May 15.

Local Eastern Network
Game 7 Memphis at Oklahoma City 2:30 PM 3:30 PM ABC/R
Game 1 Miami at Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM TNT/R

4. If Game 7 is not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Memphis series and the Chicago-Atlanta series and the Miami-Boston series concludes in 5 games then the Eastern and Western Conference Finals will move up and begin on Sunday, May 15.

Local Eastern Network
Game 1 OKC/OR/Memphis at Dallas 2:30 PM 3:30 PM ABC/R
Game 1 Miami at Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM TNT/R

5. If Game 7 is necessary in the Oklahoma City-Memphis and not necessary in the Chicago-Atlanta series. If Game 6 or 7 in the Miami-Boston series is necessary, then the Eastern Conference Finals will begin on Wednesday, May 18.

Local Eastern Network
Game 7 Memphis at Oklahoma City 2:30 PM 3:30 PM ABC/R

6. If Game 7 is not necessary in the Oklahoma City-Memphis and the Chicago-Atlanta series then the Western Conference Finals will move up and begin on Sunday, May 15. If Game 6 or 7 in the Miami-Boston series is necessary, then the Eastern Conference Finals will begin on Wednesday, May 18.

Local Eastern Network
Game 1 OKC/OR/Memphis at Dallas 2:30 PM 3:30 PM ABC/R