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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Game 7 time; conference finals schedule

By ESPNBoston.com


Tip-off for Saturday night's Game 7 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers won't be decided until after Game 6 between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

If the Heat win on Thursday and close out that series, the Celtics and 76ers will tip at 8 p.m. on ABC. If the Pacers prevail and force a Game 7, Boston and Philadelphia will tip at 5 p.m. on TNT (with Pacers-Heat Game 7 following at 8 p.m.)

And here's a glimpse at the conference finals schedule regardless of who emerges:

Game 1 - May 28 - Philadephia/Boston at Miami/Indiana, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 - May 30 - Philadephia/Boston at Miami/Indiana, 8:30 p.m (ESPN)
Game 3 - June 1 - Miami/Indiana at Philadephia/Boston, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 - June 3 - Miami/Indiana at Philadephia/Boston, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 5* - June 5 - Philadephia/Boston at Miami/Indiana, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 6* - June 7 - Miami/Indiana at Philadephia/Boston, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 7* - June 9 - Philadephia/Boston at Miami/Indiana, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

(* If necessary)