The Miami Heat begin their quest for a NBA Title in earnest on Saturday afternoon when they host the New York Knicks in Game 1 of the 2012 NBA playoffs. The No. 2 seed in the East, the Heat were 3-0 against the Knicks this season. The seventh-seeded Knicks, however, finished the year winning 18 of their last 24 contests, and are looking to avoid a second consecutive playoff flameout.
Here is what you need to know for today's game:
Game Day and Time: Saturday, April 28, 3:30 p.m ET
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
TV Coverage: ABC
Here is the full series schedule:
Game 1: Sat. April 28, New York at Miami, 3:30 p.m. ABC
Game 2: Mon. April 30, New York at Miami, 7 p.m. TNT
Game 3: Thurs. May 3, Miami at New York, 7 p.m. TNT
Game 4: Sun. May 6, Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. 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
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