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2012 NBA Playoff Schedule And Bracket: Sixers Face Bulls In Saturday Matinee

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday, when the Sixers and Bulls kick things off at 1:00 PM EST.

Apr 25, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) passes the ball as Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris (15) defends during the third quarter at the Bradley Center.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 25, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) passes the ball as Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris (15) defends during the third quarter at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NBA Playoff match-ups were officially locked up late Thursday night and the first round begins Saturday morning, when the Sixers and Bulls square off in the one-eight match-up in the Eastern Conference.

Eight game ones will be played this weekend. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls, 1:00 PM EST, TNT

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat, 3:30 PM EST, ABC

Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 9:30 PM EST, ESPN

Sunday

Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 3:30 PM EST, ABC

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:00 PM EST, TNT

Los Angles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzles, 9:30 EST, TNT

For more on the Sixers, head over to the SB Nation blog Liberty Ballers. For a complete look at their schedule against the Bulls, go here. They're 1-2 against Chicago this season.