The 2013 NBA Playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets is going to be epic because of the showdown between James Harden and his former team, if nothing else. The trade that sent Harden to Houston and Kevin Martin to Oklahoma City has worked out well for both teams so far, but now it’s the ultimate test to decide who got the better end of the deal. The Thunder are looking to get back to the NBA Finals while the Rockets are looking to become a perennial Western Conference playoff contender for the first time in a decade. To say Kevin Durant is hungry and Harden is the man for the job in Houston are both understatements.
Below is the schedule for this first-round, Western Conference series, including dates, times and television networks. All times are Eastern.
Game 1: Sunday, April 21, at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. on TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, April 24, at Oklahoma City, 7:00 p.m. on TNT
Game 3: Saturday, April 27, at Houston, 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
Game 4: Monday, April 29, at Houston, TBD
Game 5: Wednesday, May 1, at Oklahoma City, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6: Friday, May 3, at Houston, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7: Sunday, May 5, at Oklahoma City, TBD (if necessary)