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Celtics playoff schedule: Dates, times for first-round series vs. Heat

NBC Sports Boston's Mike Gorman will be on the call for Games 2 through 6.

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The NBA has released dates and times for all first-round series, including the No. 1 seed Celtics' matchup with the No. 8 seed Miami Heat. That series is set to begin Sunday, April 21, at 1 p.m. ET at TD Garden.

After falling to the Philadelphia 76ers in the 7-8 matchup of the play-in tournament, the Heat took down the Chicago Bulls on Friday to earn the No. 8 seed and the right to meet the Celtics in Round 1. Boston will be out for revenge after falling to Miami in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals.

Here's a look at the Celtics' full first-round schedule, with tip-off times already set for Games 1 through 3. Games 2 through 6 will all air on NBC Sports Boston, with legendary broadcaster Mike Gorman on the call for his final Celtics games alongside color analyst Brian Scalabrine.

NBC Sports Boston will have coverage of every game an hour before tip-off with Celtics Pregame Live.

  • Game 1: Heat vs. Celtics; Sunday, April 21 (1 p.m. ET, ABC)
  • Game 2: Heat vs. Celtics; Wednesday, April 24 (7 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Boston)
  • Game 3: Celtics at Heat; Saturday, April 27 (6 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Boston)
  • Game 4: Celtics at Heat; Monday, April 29 (7:30 p.m ET, NBC Sports Boston)
  • Game 5: Heat vs. Celtics; Wednesday, May 1 (7:30 p.m ET, NBC Sports Boston)
  • Game 6: Celtics at Heat; Friday, May 3 (TBD, NBC Sports Boston)*
  • Game 7: Heat vs. Celtics; Sunday, May 5 (TBD, TBD)*

*If necessary

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