The Pacers survived a challenging first round playoff series with a convincing win over the Hawks on Saturday evening. But there's no time to exhale nor ponder the road ahead with the Washington Wizards in town to tip off the Eastern Conference semis on Monday night.
With two strong team efforts to close out the series, the Pacers should be happy to continue playing with one off day between games to maintain that rhythm and get while the gettin's good. The Wiz have been off since last Tuesday when they closed out the Bulls in five games.
This series is going to be a bear for the Pacers to win regardless of the level of play they deliver. Here's the series schedule:
Game 1: Mon., May 5, BLF at 7 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 2: Wed., May 7, BLF at 7 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3: Fri., May 9, Verizon Center at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 4: Sun., May 11, Verizon Center at 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5: Tue., May 13, BLF TBD if necessary, TNT
Game 6: Thu., May 15, Verizon Center, TBD if necessary, ESPN
Game 7: Sat., May 17, BLF TBD if necessary
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