2011 NBA Playoffs First Round Schedule: Lakers Open Series With Hornets Sunday On ABC

The Los Angeles Lakers held on to defeat the Sacramento Kings in overtime on Wednesday night, clinching the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference of the NBA playoffs. The Lakers open their 2011 NBA playoff run, their quest for a third straight championship, with the No. 7 seed New Orleans Hornets. The series starts Sunday with a nationally televised game at Staples Center on ABC. Here is the full first round schedule for Lakers vs. Hornets (all times PDT):

  • Game 1 - Sunday, April 17, 12:30 p.m. (at Los Angeles)
  • Game 2 - Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. (at Los Angeles)
  • Game 3 - Friday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. (at New Orleans)
  • Game 4 - Sunday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. (at New Orleans)
  • Game 5* - Tuesday, April 26, TBD (at Los Angeles)
  • Game 6* - Thursday, April 28, TBD (at New Orleans)
  • Game 7* - Saturday, April 30, TBD (at Los Angeles)

*if necessary

For more news and information on the Lakers, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Silver Screen and Roll.

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