Former Virginia Basketball Standouts Enter The 2018 NBA Playoffs

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The 2018 NBA playoffs get underway Saturday, April 14. For Virginia fans, several former Cavaliers could see significant playing time for their respective teams. Here is a rundown of when and how UVA fans can watch those players and their respective teams in action.

Mike Scott returned to Charlottesville to watch his former team in action in the 2017/2018 season. ~ Photo courtesy of Matt Riley of Virginia Sports

WASHINGTON WIZARDS (East No. 8) vs. TORONTO RAPTORS (East No. 1)

The former Hoo to watch: Mike Scott is averaging 8.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game this season as one of the Washington Wizards’ top bench players. He is averaging 18.5 minutes and 8.8 points per game, though his status for Game 1 is in doubt as he has been placed in concussion protocol.

First Round Schedule (Best of 7)

Game 1 (April 14): Washington at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
Game 2 (April 17): Washington at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. EST on NBA TV
Game 3 (April 20): Toronto at Washington, 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN 2
Game 4 (April 22): Toronto at Washington, 6:00 p.m. EST on TNT
Game 5 (April 25): Washington at Toronto, TBA
Game 6 (April 27): Toronto at Washington, TBA
Game 7 (April 29): Washington at Toronto, TBA

Justin Anderson’s high-flying dunks were on display in Philadelpha’s regular season finale. He’ll look to help the 76ers to a first round playoff win over Miami.

MIAMI HEAT (East No. 6) vs. PHILADELPHIA 76ers (East No. 3)

The former Hoo to watch: Shooting guard Justin Anderson has played a limited role for the 76ers this season, missing significant time due to injury. Anderson played in just 38 games during the 2017/18 regular season, averaging 13.7 minutes, 6.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest. However, he exploded for 25 points in 32 minutes of play in the regular season finale blowout win over the Bucks.

Schedule

Game 1 (April 14): Miami at Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN
Game 2 (April 16): Miami at Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m. EST on TNT
Game 3 (April 19): Philadelphia at Miami, 7:00 p.m. EST on TNT
Game 4 (April 21): Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. EST on TNT
Game 5 (April 24): Miami at Philadelphia, TBA
Game 6 (April 26): Philadelphia at Miami, TBA
Game 7 (April 28): Miami at Philadelphia, TBA on TNT

Malcolm Brogdon returned from a quad injury for the final two games of the regular season. “The President” will try and help the Bucks spring a first round upset of no. 2 seed Boston.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS (East No. 7) vs. BOSTON CELTICS (East No. 2)

The former Hoo to watch: 2016/2017 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon missed 30 games this season due to a quad injury before returning for the Bucks’ final two games of the regular season. Per Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brogdon, who played 18 minutes in the regular season finale against Philly, will have a minutes restriction in the playoff opener. The former Virginia star averaged 13 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during the regular season.

Schedule

Game 1 (April 15): Milwaukee at Boston, 1:00 p.m. EST on TNT
Game 2 (April 17): Milwaukee at Boston, 8:00 p.m. EST on TNT
Game 3 (April 20): Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
Game 4 (April 22): Boston at Milwaukee, 1:00 p.m. EST on ABC
Game 5 (April 24): Milwaukee at Boston, TBA
Game 6 (April 26): Boston at Milwaukee, TBA
Game 7 (April 28): Milwaukee at Boston, TBA on TNT

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