The playoff schedule is set. The Cavaliers start their Chase for a Championship against the Boston Celtics Sunday at the Q.
Games 1 and 2 will be home and games 3 and 4 are in Boston. Then it goes back and forth, if necessary.
The team with four wins moves on to Round 2.
The full schedule is listed below.
All game times are Eastern
Game 1: Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. in Cleveland on ABC
Game 2: Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland on FOX Sports Ohio and TNT
Game 3: Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Boston on FOX Sports Ohio and TNT
Game 4: Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. in Boston on ABC
Game 5: Tuesday, April 28 in Cleveland if necessary - Time TBD on FOX Sports Ohio and National TV TBD
Game 6: Thursday, April 30 in Boston if necessary – Time TBD on FOX ?Sports Ohio and National TV TBD
Game 7: Saturday, May 2 in Cleveland if necessary – Time TBD on FOX Sports Ohio and TNT
No LeBron James in the regular season finale, but no problem. The Cavaliers watched their bench rally the troops, as Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova each threw down 18 points, and Tristan Thompson added 12, in a second-half rally that overtook the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, 113-108 in overtime at Quicken Loans Arena.
The rest of the Cavs starters did play, including Kyrie Irving, who left Monday's win over the Pistons with a hip injury but returned on Wednesday and scored 9 points in 18 minutes before calling it a night.
Kevin Love also put in 18 minutes, scoring a game-high 19 before shutting it down.
The Cavaliers finish with a record of 53-29, and now look ahead to Round One of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics, with Game One set for Sunday at the "Q".
Big thank you to fans
It's been an amazing season for the
and Wednesday night, the organization said "thank you" to the fans with more than $1 million worth of prizes and giveaways.
The 13th annual Fan Appreciation Night paid special tribute to the men, women and children who support the Cavs.
"We believe our fans are the best in the NBA and they deserve a HUMONGO-sized 'thank you' for another season full of support, enthusiasm and loyalty to the Wine & Gold," said Len Komoroski, CEO of the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena. "Fan Appreciation Night is very special this year and will serve as a fun end cap to a great regular season, but we are far from done yet!"