When do the NBA playoffs start? What is the schedule?

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HOUSTON - The Rockets are in the driver's seat in the Western Conference, with a firm hold on the first or second seed in the playoffs.

With Houston destined for the postseason, we decided to take a look at the schedule the NBA has in place.

The Rockets play their last game on April 11 in Sacramento against the Kings.

The first round of the playoffs begins April 14 and 15.

The Conference semifinals start between April 28 and April 31.

The Conference finals start between May 13 and May 16.

On May 31, the NBA Finals start.

The last possible day for an NBA Finals game is June 17. There will only be a game on that day if the Finals go to seven games.

Here are some key dates on the NBA schedule.

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