SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz will open the NBA playoffs as the 5-seed against the Houston Rockets on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. mountain time in Houston.
Game 2 is set for Wednesday night in Houston at 7:30 p.m.
The best-of-seven series will switch to Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 20 for Game 3 at 8:30 p.m., with Game 4 scheduled for Monday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m.
The Jazz split their season series at 2-2 with the Rockets this season. Houston eliminated Utah from the NBA playoffs in five games last year in the Western Conference semifinals.
The Jazz have made the NBA Playoffs in three-straight seasons and will be making their 28th NBA Playoff appearance in franchise history. The team has advanced to the Conference Semifinals 16 times, Western Conference Finals six times, and the NBA Finals twice.
This will mark the ninth time the team has taken on Houston in the Playoffs (1985, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008 and 2018), which is the most times Utah has matched up with a team in the postseason in franchise history.
Here is the complete series schedule:
Game 1: Sunday 4/14 at Houston 7:30 MT
Game 2: Wednesday 4/17 at Houston 7:30 MT
Game 3: Saturday 4/20 at Utah 8:30 MT
Game 4: Monday 4/22 at Utah 8:30 MT
Game 5: Wednesday 4/24 at Houston TBA
Game 6: Friday 4/26 at Utah TBA
Game 7: Sunday 4/28 at Houston TBA