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Heat Open Playoff Run On Sunday

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat will begin the 16-game march to an NBA Championship on Sunday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Heat and Bucks will tipoff at 7 p.m. Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena and if you can’t make it out to the game, it will be shown live on TNT.

The Heat will then play Milwaukee again on Tuesday night at the AAA starting at 7:30 p.m. Game 3 will send the series back to Milwaukee on Thursday night with a tip-time of 6 p.m. Game 4 will also be in Milwaukee on Sunday with an opening tip of 2:30 p.m.

If more games are needed, Game 5 will be held in Milwaukee and Games 6-7 will be held in Miami. Times for those games will be determined if they are necessary.

Miami is expected to make short work of the Bucks after taking the regular season series. The Heat will face the winner of the Brooklyn vs. Chicago series in the Conference Semifinals if they can move past the eighth-seeded Bucks.