OKC Thunder Playoffs Schedule Announced

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Apr 14, 2011 8:30 AM CDT

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Oklahoma Sports Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma City Thunder is playoff bound and will take on the fifth-seeded Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2011 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.

The fourth-seeded Thunder holds home court advantage in the series against the Nuggets and the first game is set for Sunday April 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Game two will also be played in OKC on Wednesday April 20 at 7 p.m. inside the Oklahoma City Arena.

The series will then shift to Denver for the next two games with game three on Saturday April 23 at 9 p.m. and game four Monday April 25 at 9:30 p.m.

If necessary, games 5, 6, and 7 will be played at alternating sites beginning with a home contest on Wednesday, April 27 followed by Game 6 in Denver on Friday, April 29 and concluding with Game 7 in Oklahoma City on Sunday, May 1.

The game times for Games 5, 6, and 7 will be determined once the games become necessary.

Games one, two and four will be broadcast nationally on TNT while game three will be on ESPN.

All four games will also be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports Oklahoma and can be heard on the Thunder Radio Network, led by WWLS The Sports Animal.

Thunder fans who are on Twitter an encouraged to change their avatar to support the team as it enters playoffs. Click here to download the special playoffs avatar.

For all the latest on the Thunder's playoffs push visitthunder.nba.com.

Oklahoma City Thunder First Round Playoff Series vs. Denver Nuggets:

Game 1 - Sun April 17 Denver at Oklahoma City 8:30 p.m.TNT FS OK/WWLS
Game 2 - Wed April 20 Denver at Oklahoma City 7:00 p.m.TNT FS OK/WWLS
Game 3 - Sat April 23 Oklahoma City at Denver 9:00 p.m.ESPN/ESPN R FS OK/WWLS
Game 4 - Mon April 25 Oklahoma City at Denver 9:30 p.m.TNT FS OK/WWLS
Game 5 * Wed April 27 Denver at Oklahoma City TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29 Oklahoma City at Denver TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1 Denver at Oklahoma City TBD

*If Necessary
(All game times listed are central time)