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NBA playoffs 2016: Pistons vs. Cavaliers schedule released

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The Pistons start their shocking of the world on Sunday, April 17.

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While the NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, April 16, we'll have to wait until Sunday, April 17 for the Pistons' series with the Cavaliers to tip off. As many noted in the comments, there is an event already planned at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, so that's likely why they held off on starting the series until Sunday.

Here is the full schedule as released by the the NBA and Pistons:

Game       Date                    Teams                            Time (ET)         TV/LOCAL TV
Game 1    Sun., April 17    Detroit at Cleveland    3:00 p.m.            ABC/none
Game 2    Wed., April 20   Detroit at Cleveland    8:00 p.m.           TNT/TBD
Game 3    Fri., April 22      Cleveland at Detroit    7:00 p.m.            ESPN/TBD
Game 4    Sun., April 24   Cleveland at Detroit    8:30 p.m.             TNT/TBD
Game 5*   Tue., April 26   Detroit at Cleveland    TBD                     TBD
Game 6*   Thur., April 28  Cleveland at Detroit    TBD                     TBD
Game 7*  Sat., April 30     Detroit at Cleveland    TBD                     TNT/TBD

*if necessary

All games can be heard on the Pistons' flagship radio station, Detroit Sports 105.1 FM.