Sixers-Raptors Second-round NBA Playoff Series Starts With Game 1 Saturday

We already knew the opponent and now we know when the series will begin.

After dispatching of the Brooklyn Nets in five games, the Sixers will take on the Raptors for Game 1 in Toronto on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. or 8 on TNT. 

The Sixers will play at 7:30 p.m. if the Spurs-Nuggets series goes to a Game 7 (Spurs-Nuggets would be at 10). If there's no Game 7 in that Spurs-Nuggets series, the Sixers will play at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Down 3-2, the Spurs host the Nuggets in Game 6 on Thursday night at 8 p.m., so we'll know after that game what time the Sixers' game on Saturday will begin. 

Here are the schedule details released by the league:

• Game 1, at Raptors - Saturday, April 27, TBD, TNT
• Game 2, at Raptors - Monday, April 29, TBD, TNT
• Game 3, vs. Raptors - Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m., ESPN
• Game 4, vs. Raptors - Sunday, May 5, 3:30 p.m., ABC
• *Game 5, at Raptors - Tuesday, May 7, TBD, TNT
• *Game 6, vs. Raptors - Thursday, May 9, TBD, ESPN
• *Game 7, at Raptors - Sunday, May 12, TBD, TNT

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Scotiabank Arena has been a house of horrors for the Sixers. They've lost 13 straight there. Their last win came on Nov. 10, 2012, with Lavoy Allen in the starting lineup. Kawhi Leonard has also never lost to the Sixers in his NBA career, going a perfect 13-0. It's fair to note that a lot of that damage was done during The Process and that Toronto has yet to see "Sixers 3.0" this season.

Games 1 and 2 will be at the Scotiabank Arena, before coming to the Wells Fargo Center for Games 3 and 4. Games 5 and 7 would be at Scotiabank Arena and Game 6 would be at the Wells Fargo Center, if necessary. 

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