NBA Playoffs 2011: Schedule, Bracket And TV Coverage For Saturday's First Round

The NBA playoffs get underway on Saturday as eight teams take the court in first round matchups. From the stars of the Miami Heat to teams that may not belong, the NBA playoffs have a little bit of everything. On Saturday, the No. 1 overall seed, the Chicago Bulls, begin their run to the finals as they take-on the Indiana Pacers, a playoff team despite a record under-.500. It's wall-to-wall action, , beginning bright and early on Saturday morning.

Here's the relevant information for Saturday's games.

Saturday schedule: It begins at 10 a.m. as the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls face-off. At 12:30, the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat hit the court. The Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks are next, with tip-off set for 4 p.m. In the nightcap, it's the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks, with tip-off set for 6:30 p.m. All times are Pacific.

TV Coverage: ESPN and ABC have the combined coverage, with ABC picking up one game on the day -- the Miami Heat, of course. Here's a look at the schedule.

10:00 a.m.: Pacers vs. Bulls, ESPN
12:30 p.m.: Heat vs. 76ers, ABC
4:00 p.m.: Magic vs. Hawks, ESPN
6:30 p.m.: Mavericks vs. Blazers, ESPN

Bracket: If you thought the NCAA Tournament had the market on brackets cornered, think again. You can find your own NBA printable bracket at SB Nation. It will be updated throughout the playoffs, making it an easy reference for those following along at home.

For more on the playoffs, check back with this StoryStream or head over the SB Nation's NBA hub for live coverage of every game.

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