NBA announces time, date for Cavs-Knicks Game 1 in 2023 Playoffs
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Playoff basketball is back in Cleveland for the first time in five years.
The NBA officially announced Game 1 dates for the 2023 Playoffs, including the first playoff matchup between the 4th-seeded Cavaliers and the 5th-seeded New York Knicks. The Cavs will have home court advantage for this round.
The Knicks will be in Cleveland on April 15 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Game 1 will tip off at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
The Cavs (51-31) will make their first official playoff appearance since their 2018 NBA Finals run after making the play-in tournament last year. Donovan Mitchell, who was traded to Cleveland in September, led the Cavs in scoring with 28.3 points per game in the regular season.
The Knicks (47-35) will make their second playoff appearance since 2021. Julius Randle led the Knicks in scoring with 25.1 points per game.
The Cavs lost the three of their four regular-season matchups against the Knicks.
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