Celtics to face Chicago in first round of NBA playoffs

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics will begin the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls in a seven-game series beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16.Boston finished first in the Eastern Conference with a record of 53-29 in the regular season and will have home-court advantage. Chicago finished eighth with a record of 41-41 and won the tiebreaker with the Miami Heat for the last playoff spot.Below are dates, locations and TV listings for all games. If necessary, times for Game 5, Game 6 and Game 7 will be announced at a later date. All times are Eastern.Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, TNT (Boston)Game 2: 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, TNT (Boston)Game 3: 7 p.m. April 21, ESPN (Chicago)Game 4: 6:30 p.m. April 23, TNT (Chicago)Game 5 (IF NECESSARY): April 26, TBD (Boston)Game 6 (IF NECESSARY): April 28, TBD (Chicago)Game 7 (IF NECESSARY): April 30, TBD (Boston)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

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