Courtesy of Tom Ziller:
The 2011 NBA Playoffs schedule for Game 1s of the Eastern Conference’s first round have been announced, and the Boston Celtics will host the New York Knicks on Sunday, April 17, at 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden. TNT and local cable partners will broadcast the game. The Celtics and Knicks are the final East teams to get started, as the other three series tip off on Saturday.
There’s no doubt the NBA feels this is the marquee first round series from the East, hence the lone Sunday night spotlight. Should be a fun one.