The first-round matchups of the NBA Playoffs are set, and eight former players from the University of Kentucky will be part of the action. In the Western Conference, the 4th seeded Houston Rockets and starting power forward Terrence Jones will be taking on the 5th seeded Portland Trail Blazers. Game 1 will tip off Sunday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m. on TNT. Former NBA Champion Tayshaun Prince and the 7th seeded Memphis Grizzles will face the 2nd seeded Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 1 begins Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.
In the Eastern Conference, the 3rd seeded Toronto Raptors and teammates Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes will meet Marquis Teague and his 6th seeded Brooklyn Nets. Game 1 starts Saturday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN. Nazr Mohammed’s 4 seed Chicago Bulls will face the 5th seeded Washington Wizards, led by superstar John Wall. Game 1 tips off Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. on TNT. Lastly, former No. 2 overall draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the 7 seed Charlotte Bobcats will take on the defending champion 2 seed Miami Heat in only the Bobcats’ seconds playoff appearance in franchise history. Catch Game 1 on Sunday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
The complete bracket for the 2014 NBA Playoffs looks as follows: