MIAMI (CBSMiami) –The regular season is over, and now it’s time for the NBA playoffs. The Miami Heat will be shooting for three championships in a row starting Sunday afternoon after ending their regular season with a loss against the 76ers. However, the Heat finished the season with 54 wins and 28 losses as they head into the playoffs.
LeBron James and company will be heavy favorites to advance past the Charlotte Bobcats and into the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.
Here is Miami’s first round schedule breakdown against the Bobcats:
Game Date Where Time TV (local/national)
Game 1 Sunday, April 20 @ Miami 3:30 p.m. ABC
Game 2 Wednesday, April 23 @ Miami 7:00 p.m. Sun Sports / TNT
Game 3 Saturday, April 26 @ Charlotte 7:00 p.m. Sun Sports / ESPN
Game 4 Monday, April 28 @ Charlotte 7:00 p.m. Sun Sports / TNT
Game 5* Wednesday, April 30 @ Miami TBD Sun Sports / TBD (if necessary)
Game 6* Friday, May 2 @ Charlotte TBD Sun Sports / TBD (if necessary)
Game 7* Sunday, May 4 @ Miami TBD Sun Sports / TBD (if necessary)
The Heat isn’t expected to have too much trouble beating the Bobcats in Round 1. Miami swept the regular-season series with Charlotte in 2013-14, winning twice at home and twice on the road. And when the two teams most recently met in March, LeBron James made history with a record 61-points.