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NBA Playoffs 2018: Here’s the Raptors-Wizards Round 1 schedule

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Yes, you read that correctly. It’s Raptors vs. Wizards in the first round of the NBA playoffs. And here is the 2018 schedule.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA regular season is over, so now we finally have the answer: the Raptors and Wizards will play against each other in a 7-game opening round in the NBA Playoffs in the year 2018. What a time.

Owing to Toronto’s sustained excellence in 2017-18, the Raps enter the post-season as the East’s number one seed, a 59-win juggernaut that beat most every team in the league at least once (except the Warriors and the Thunder, but whatever). They were also a top five offense and defense for most of that run, and a legitimately Fun and Good team to watch.

The Wizards, meanwhile, slid to eighth in an effort to either set up a brilliant hero’s journey narrative for the Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan-Jonas Valanciunas core of the Raptors, or because they hate each other.

Either way, here we are: its the 1 vs. 8 match-up, it’s Raps-Wiz, and it’s on the following dates at these select times:

Raptors vs. Wizards First Round Schedule

Game 1 - Saturday, April 14, 5:30pm on ESPN and Sportsnet One

Game 2 - Tuesday, April 17, 7:00pm on NBA TV and TSN

Game 3 - Friday, April 20, 8:00pm on ESPN2 and TSN 1/4/5

Game 4 - Sunday, April 22, 6:00pm on TNT and Sportsnet One

Game 5* - Wednesday, April 25, 7:00pm, TBD — and TSN

Game 6* - Friday, April 27, TBD — and Sportsnet

Game 7* - Sunday, April 29, TBD — and Sportsnet

*If necessary