The Toronto Raptors officially clinched the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference after the Chicago Bulls lost in overtime to the Charlotte Bobcats 91-86 Wednesday evening. This capped off a successful season for the Raptors, that saw the team clinch the Atlantic Division on Friday after a Brooklyn Nets’ loss.
The Raptors finished the season with a 48-34 record, the most wins in franchise history.
As a result of the Brooklyn Nets–maybe purposefully–losing tonight, they finished 44-38 and clinched the 6th seed in the East and will take on their division foes the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The two teams split their season series at 2 games a piece.
Nov. 26 — 102-100 Nets
Jan. 11 — 96-80 Raptors
Jan. 27 — 104-103 Raptors
Mar. 10 — 101-97 Nets
The first game of their 7-game series will actually be the opener to the NBA playoffs, and begin on Saturday in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.
The full schedule for the series has been announced:
Game 1 - Sat April 19, Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Tue April 22, Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Fri April 25, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 - Sun April 27, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 30, Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 2, Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 4, Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD, TBD