The NBA has released the complete schedule for the Western Conference Semifinal between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. The series will begin Monday, May 2 in LA at 9:30 CDT on TNT. The NBA chose to give the two veteran teams an evenly spaced, day-on, day-off schedule with an extra day before a potential Game 7. TNT, ESPN and ABC will all carry games in the series.
Game 1 – Mon May 2, Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. CDT, TNT
Game 2 – Wed May 4, Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. CDT, TNT
Game 3 – Fri May 6, L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBD, ESPN
Game 4 – Sun May 8, L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 2:30 p.m. CDT, ABC
Game 5 – Tue May 10, Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TNT
Game 6 – Thu May 12, L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBD, ESPN
Game 7 – Sun May 15, Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. CDT, ABC
See the full Eastern Conference Semifinals schedule here. The remaining Western Conference Semifinal is to be determined, as the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the winner of the series between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. Memphis leads the series 3-2.