Los Angeles Clippers First Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Times, Dates and TV Channel for Suns Series)
By Tyler Maher
It wasn't always easy for the Los Angeles Clippers this season as they dealt with injuries to both of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but they're back in the playoffs after a brief absence last year. The Clippers will begin the pursuit of their first NBA title against the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs.
Here's what you need to know about the Clippers-Suns first round series.
What Seed Are the Clippers in the 2023 NBA Playoffs?
LA ended the regular season as the fifth seed of the Western Conference with a 44-38 record. That means the Clippers will face the fourth seed, which is the 45-37 Suns.
As the lower seed in the matchup, Los Angeles will have to start the best-of-seven series on the road in Phoenix, as the Suns will have home-court advantage for the 2-2-1-1-1 format.
Who Are the Clippers Playing in the 2023 Playoffs?
The Clippers are playing the star-studded Suns, who feature an impressive starting lineup with Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton. Phoenix is back in the playoffs for the third straight year and is seeking its first NBA championship as well.
Los Angeles split its season series with the Suns this year, losing the first two games but winning the most recent two, including a 119-114 victory in the regular-season finale to clinch the No. 5 seed.
Clippers First Round Playoff Schedule 2023
The Clippers' first round playoff schedule against the Suns can be found below:
Sunday, April 16 (8:00 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, April 18 (10:00 p.m. ET)
Thursday, April 20 (10:30 p.m. ET)
Saturday, April 22 (3:30 p.m. ET)
5 (*if necessary)
Tuesday, April 25 (Time TBD)
6 (*if necessary)
Thursday, April 27 (Time TBD)
7 (*if necessary)
Saturday, April 29 (Time TBD)