Warriors to face Clippers in first round

Warriors to face Clippers in first round
April 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
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The Warriors will open the Western Conference playoffs against the rival Clippers on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Clippers' last chance to move up to the No. 2 seed in the conference ended with the Thunder defeating the Pistons 112-111 in the regular-season finale Wednesday night at Oklahoma City. Los Angeles finished the season with the No. 3 seed.

The Warriors clinched the No. 6 seed with a win over the Timberwolves on Monday night at Oracle Arena.

The teams split four hotly contested games in the regular season, each winning twice on its home floor.

The Warriors posted a 105-103 win on Christmas night and a 111-92 victory on Jan. 30 in Oakland.

The Clippers were 126-115 winners at Staples on Oct. 31 and took a 111-98 victory on March 12.

The schedule the series was released Wednesday evening. 

GAME DATE SITE TIME (PST) TV
GAME 1 Saturday April 19 Warriors at Clippers 12:30 p.m. ABC
GAME 2 Monday April 21 Warriors at Clippers 7:30 p.m. CSNBA
GAME 3 Thursday April 24 Clippers at Warriors 7:30 p.m. CSNBA
GAME 4 Sunday April 27 Clippers at Warriors 12:30 p.m. ABC
GAME 5(If Nec) Tuesday April 29 Warriors at Clippers TBD TBD
GAME 6(If Nec) Thursday May 1 Clippers at Warriors
TBD TBD
GAME 7(If Nec) Saturday May 3 Warriors at Clippers TBD TBD