CLEVELAND -- As Round 1 of the NBA playoff continues, Cavs fans are hoping for another championship.

Below is a guide for everything fans need to know about the playoffs, including schedules, where to watch and how to get tickets.


Game 1: Sunday, April 15 (HOME): Cavs lose 98-80. CLICK HERE to read our game recap.

Game 2: Wednesday, April 18 (HOME): Cavs win 100-97. CLICK HERE to read our game recap.

Game 3: Friday, April 20 (AWAY) - 7:00 PM on FOX Sports Ohio, ESPN

Game 4: Sunday, April 22 (AWAY) - 8:30 PM on FOX Sports Ohio, TNT

Game 5: * Wednesday, April 25 (HOME) - TBD

Game 6: * Friday, April 27 (AWAY) - TBD

Game 7: * Sunday, April 29 (HOME) - TBD

All playoff games will be broadcast on WTAM-1100 and La MEGA 87.7 FM.


Tickets are still available for Round 1 here.


The Cavaliers announced the team's official playoff slogan Thursday: "Whatever it takes."

Fans attending Game 1 are asked to wear black for a blackout atmosphere. All fans attending Games 1 and 2 will receive a free t-shirt bearing the "Whatever it takes" slogan.

MORE | Cleveland Cavaliers unveil 2018 NBA Playoffs motto


You don't need game tickets to celebrate with fellow wine and gold fans.

The Cavaliers will again host Fan Fests prior to home games on the Gateway Plaza between Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. The event is free to all.

Game 2 Fan Fest opens at 4 p.m.

Fan Fest will provide entertainment, games and live performances for all ages. There will be an interactive zone for fans to test their basketball skills, live music, performances by the Cavalier Girls, Scream Team and Q-Stix and food trucks from across Northeast Ohio.


The Cavaliers are also resurrecting road game watch parties, which are held at Quicken Loans Arena during away games. Games are broadcast on The Q's scoreboard and fans can participate in various games and activities on the arena floor. Concession stands will also be open.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds go to the Say Yes to Education and Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity charities. Doors open 90 minutes before tip-off.

Watch party tickets for games 1 and 2 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at, Drug Mart and The Q box office.

More than 50 Northeast Ohio bars and restaurants will also host watch parties, officially presented by Budweiser. See the full list of locations here.


This is a friendly reminder that The Q is currently undergoing renovations. As a result, you might experience some different traffic patterns downtown.

The team encourages fans to take the RTA to games in order to avoid traffic and parking congestion.

Here's how The Q renovation impacts traffic patterns in the area:

The Gateway East garage and bridge will remain open. The JACK Casino north bridge will remain open through the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers season prior to its elimination this summer.

On game days, Cleveland police say the following restrictions will apply two hours prior to games and events:

  • Huron Road becomes two lanes eastbound from Ontario Street to the Gateway East garage entrance
  • Huron Road closes westbound at Prospect Avenue
  • E. 4th Street southbound becomes left turn only onto Huron Road

After games and events, traffic flow will be impacted as follows:

  • Huron Road closes to eastbound traffic from Ontario Street to the Gateway East garage
  • Cars leaving the Gateway East garage at Huron Road can only turn left
  • E. 4th Street will be right turn only at Huron Road

Click here to learn more details on how construction is impacting the downtown area.