2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers-Raptors Round 1 dates set

The Pacers open the 2016 NBA Playoffs across the border in Toronto on Saturday at 12:30 pm ET. The NBA released the schedule for the first round of games Wednesday evening at the official conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

Pacers logoThe Golden State Warriors capped off the best regular-season record in NBA history with their 73rd win and Kobe went out with a bang — scoring 60 points on 22-of-50 field goals.

[Pacers offer their thoughts on a Round 1 matchup against Toronto]

The Pacers are the seventh seed in the East, finishing the season with a 45-37 record. It is their third-best record over the last dozen years. Meantime, the Raptors finished behind Cleveland in second, with a 56-26 mark.

Toronto won the regular season series, 3-1.

Series Schedule:

Game 1:
Sat., April 16 at Toronto – 12:30 pm ET
ESPN: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Israel Gutierrez

Game 2:
Mon., April 18 at Toronto – 7:00 pm ET
FOX Sports Indiana: Chris Denari, Quinn Buckner, Jeremiah Johnson
NBA TV: Kevin Calabro, Grant Hill, Kevin Ray

Game 3:
Thu., April 21 at Indiana – 7:30 pm ET

FOX Sports Indiana: Chris Denari, Quinn Buckner, Jeremiah Johnson
NBA TV: Kevin Calabro, Grant Hill, Kevin Ray

[Game 3 scheduled to be a gold out at Bankers Life Fieldhouse]

Game 4:
Sat., April 23 at Indiana – 3:00 pm ET

TNT: Marv Albert, Kevin McHale, Kevin Ray

Game 5:
Tue., April 26 at Toronto – 6:00 pm ET
TNT: Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Kevin Ray

Game 6:
Fri., April 29 at Indiana – 7:30 pm ET
FOX Sports Indiana: Chris Denari, Quinn Buckner, Jeremiah Johnson
ESPN News and NBA TV: Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Heather Cox

[Pacers making Game 6 another gold out with t-shirts for all fans]

Game 7:
Sun., May 1 at Toronto – 8:00 pm ET
TNT: Ian Eagle, Brent Barry, Kevin Ray

See Also: Rodney Stuckey back in the playoffs for the first time since 2009; first time since 2010 for C.J. Miles

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