This weekend the NBA Playoffs 2017 schedule officially gets underway as the 16 teams vying for the championship will all be featured in action. In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics managed to snag the top seed to get homecourt advantage throughout the East bracket of the playoffs. Cleveland grabbed the No. 2 seed, with Toronto and Washington also achieving home court for their first round series. For the West, Golden State grabbed the top seed, with San Antonio, Houston, and Utah grabbing home court as well. Here's a look at when each of these teams will have Game 1s for their NBA playoff series over Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday's schedule

April 15th will be the first day of NBA playoff games with four different series getting underway.The action tips off at 3 p.m. Eastern Time thanks to ABC with Indiana visiting Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. A triple-header follows that on ESPN for the first day. Milwaukee vs. Toronto goes down at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed by Memphis at San Antonio at 8 p.m. ET, and Utah vs. Los Angeles to wrap things up at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Sunday's schedule

On Sunday the NBA action starts as early as 1 p.m. Eastern Time when the Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks visit John Wall and the Washington Wizards with TNT showing the matchup. ABC will bring viewers Portland vs. Golden State for the first game of their series beginning at 3:30 p.m.

ET on Sunday. TNT will wrap up the day's coverage. Starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, the Celtics host the Bulls in Game 1, with Oklahoma City vs. Houston closing out the day's schedule at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

How to watch games live

The NBA games televised by ABC are viewable by households with an ABC channel as part of their service, or possibly by using an HD antenna to receive over-the-air broadcast signals from the local affiliate for ABC.

Live streaming of ABC is only available to select cities in the United States such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and a handful of others. The ABC games will also be live streaming via the WatchESPN website or apps.

The NBA playoff games are also on TNT and ESPN, which many cable and satellite providers include in the basic channel package.

For TNT live streaming, there is the TNTDrama website or compatible apps. For ESPN live streaming, WatchESPN website or mobile apps are available to customers to log into using their cable or satellite provider.

A free option to watch NBA games is SlingTV channel streaming service. New customers can sign up to SlingTV.com to enjoy a one-week free trial of the service. However, the caveat with this is that SlingTV offers different channel lineups. ESPN is part of the most basic channel package, while TNT is offered on the next channel package up. Customers who are new to the free service are allowed to pick one of the two: Sling Blue or Sling Orange for the week, so it might be best to look over next week's schedule to determine the channel package to go with.

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