NBA Playoffs 2012 Schedule: Heat Will Face Knicks In 1st Round, Game 1 Saturday Afternoon

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: (L) Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives against (R) LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on April 15, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

The Miami Heat will face the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, with Game 1 set for tip off on Saturday afternoon.

The 2012 NBA Playoffs are finally set, and the No. 2 seed Miami Heat will start their quest for an NBA Championship against the No. 7 seed New York Knicks in a first-round series that is bound to get plenty of media attention over the next two weeks. The series will open on Saturday at AmericanAirline Arena, with Game 1 scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.

The complete series schedule below:

Game 1 - Sat April 28 New York at Miami 3:30PM ABC

Game 2 - Mon April 30 New York at Miami 7:00PM TNT

Game 3 - Thu May 3 Miami at New York 7:00PM TNT

Game 4 - Sun May 6 Miami at New York 3:30PM ABC

Game 5 * Wed May 9 New York at Miami TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 11 Miami at New York TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 13 New York at Miami TBD

Stick with this StoryStream for news and updates throughout the first round series between the Heat and Knicks. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, check out Posting And Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog. And for all your news and notes on the playoffs matchups, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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