Western Conference finals schedule released after Nuggets force Game 7
The Los Angeles Lakers don't yet know their opponents for the Western Conference finals, but they at least know for when to prepare.
|1||Sept. 18||9:00 p.m. ET||Lakers||Clippers/Nuggets|
|2||Sept. 20||7:30 p.m. ET||Lakers||Clippers/Nuggets|
|3||Sept. 22||9:00 p.m. ET||Clippers/Nuggets||Lakers|
|4||Sept. 24||9:00 p.m. ET||Clippers/Nuggets||Lakers|
|5*||Sept. 26||9:00 p.m. ET||Lakers||Clippers/Nuggets|
The updated schedule guarantees that the Lakers, who eliminated the Houston Rockets in five games Saturday, will have five full days off before they play again.
The Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat is set to tip off Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be immediately followed by Game 7 between the Clippers and Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET, according to USA Today Sports' Mark Medina.