2021 NBA playoff TV schedule: Round-by-round dates, start times, live stream, matchups, how to watch online


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After an unusual regular season and a thrilling play-in tournament, the NBA playoffs are in full swing. In fact, for last year’s Eastern Conference champs, they are already over. The Miami Heat fell to the increasingly imposing Milwaukee Bucks in four games in the first round, a week after Miami took Milwaukee to overtime in the series opener.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to claw back from a 2-0 deficit against the Dallas Mavericks; the Denver Nuggets are doing an admirable job plugging holes against the Portland Trail Blazers and the New York Knicks’ offense simply doesn’t have as much juice as their fans do. We’ve seen playoff newbies Ja Morant and Trae Young do superstar stuff, and we might be seeing LeBron James find his form against a clearly diminished Chris Paul. While the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Bucks still appear to be a cut above their competition in the East, the forecast in the West is much fuzzier.

To help you stay up to date, here’s a full breakdown of the NBA playoff schedule. It will be updated regularly as we get farther along the road to the Finals. 

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East play-in tournament West play-in tournament 1. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 8. Washington Wizards

(76ers lead series 2-0)

Sun., May 23

Game 1

76ers 125, Wizards 118

1 p.m.

TNT

Wells Fargo Center

Wed., May 26

Game 2

76ers 120, Wizards 95

7 p.m.

NBA TV

Wells Fargo Center

Sat., May 29

Game 3

76ers at Wizards

7 p.m.

ESPN

Capital One Arena

Mon., May 31

Game 4

76ers at Wizards

7 p.m.

TNT

Capital One Arena

Wed., June 2

*Game 5

Wizards at 76ers

TBD

TBD

Wells Fargo Center

Fri., June 4

*Game 6

76ers at Wizards

TBD

TBD

Capital One Arena

Sun., June 6

*Game 7

Wizards at 76ers

TBD

TBD. 

Wells Fargo Center 2. Brooklyn Nets vs. 7. Boston Celtics

(Nets lead series 2-1)

Sat., May 22

Game 1

Nets 104, Celtics 93

8 p.m.

ABC

Barclays Center

Tue., May 25

Game 2

Nets 130, Celtics 108

7:30 p.m.

TNT

Barclays Center

Fri., May 28

Game 3

Celtics 125, Nets 119

8:30 p.m.

ABC

TD Garden

Sun., May 30

Game 4

Nets at Celtics

7 p.m.

TNT

TD Garden

Tue., June 1

Game 5

Celtics at Nets

7:30 p.m.

TNT

Barclays Center

Thu., June 3

*Game 6

Nets at Celtics

TBD

TBD

TD Garden

Sat., June 5

*Game 7

Celtics at Nets

TBD

TBD

Barclays Center

3. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 6. Miami Heat

(Bucks win series 4-0)

4. New York Knicks vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks

(Hawks lead series 2-1)

Sun., May 23

Game 1

Hawks 107, Knicks 105

7 p.m.

TNT

Madison Square Garden

Wed., May 26

Game 2

Knicks 101, Hawks 92

7:30 p.m.

TNT

Madison Square Garden

Fri., May 28

Game 3

Hawks 105, Knicks 94

7 p.m.

ESPN

State Farm Arena

Sun., May 30

Game 4

Knicks at Hawks

1 p.m. 

ABC

State Farm Arena

Wed., June 2

Game 5

Hawks at Knicks

7:30 p.m.

TNT

Madison Square Garden

Fri., June 4

*Game 6

Knicks at Hawks

TBD

TBD

State Farm Arena

Sun., June 6

*Game 7

Hawks at Knicks

TBD

TBD

Madison Square Garden

1. Utah Jazz vs. 8. Memphis Grizzlies

(Series tied 1-1)

Sun., May 23

Game 1

Grizzlies 112, Jazz 109

9:30 p.m.

TNT

Vivint Arena

Wed., May 26

Game 2

Jazz 141, Grizzlies 129

10 p.m.

TNT

Vivint Arena

Sat., May 29

Game 3

Jazz at Grizzlies

1 p.m.

ESPN

FedEx Forum

Mon., May 31

Game 4

Jazz at Grizzlies

9:30 p.m.

TNT

FedEx Forum

Wed., June 2

Game 5

Grizzlies at Jazz

TBD

TBD

Vivint Arena

Fri., June 4

*Game 6

Jazz at Grizzlies

TBD

TBD

FedEx Forum

Sun., June 6

*Game 7

Grizzlies at Jazz

TBD

TBD

Vivint Arena

2. Phoenix Suns vs. 7. Los Angeles Lakers

(Lakers lead series 2-1)

Sun., May 23

Game 1

Suns 99, Lakers 90

3:30 p.m.

ABC

Phoenix Suns Arena

Tue., May 25

Game 2

Lakers 109, Suns 102

10 p.m.

TNT

Phoenix Suns Arena 

Thu., May 27

Game 3

Lakers 109, Suns 95

10 p.m.

TNT

Staples Center

Sun., May 30

Game 4

Suns at Lakers

3:30 p.m. 

ABC

Staples Center

Tue., June 1

Game 5

Lakers at Suns

10 p.m.

TNT

Phoenix Suns Arena 

Thu., June 3

*Game 6

Suns at Lakers

TBD

TBD

Staples Center

Sat., June 5

*Game 7

Lakers at Suns

TBD

TBD

Phoenix Suns Arena 

3. Denver Nuggets vs. 6. Portland Trail Blazers

(Nuggets lead series 2-1)

Sat., May 22

Game 1

Blazers 123, Nuggets 109

 10:30 p.m.

ESPN

Ball Arena

Mon., May 24

Game 2

Nuggets 128, Blazers 109

10 p.m.

TNT

Ball Arena

Thu., May 27

Game 3

Nuggets 120, Blazers 115

10:30 p.m.

NBA TV

Moda Center

Sat., May 29

Game 4

Nuggets at Blazers

4 p.m. 

TNT

Moda Center

Tue., June 1

Game 5

Blazers at Nuggets

TBD

TBD

Ball Arena

Thu., June 3

*Game 6

Nuggets at Blazers

TBD

TBD

Moda Center

Sat., June 5 

*Game 7

Blazers at Nuggets

TBD

TBD

Ball Arena

4. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 5. Dallas Mavericks

(Mavericks lead series 2-1)

Sat., May 22

Game 1

Mavericks 113, Clippers 103

4:30 p.m.

ESPN

Staples Center

Tue., May 25

Game 2

Mavericks 127, Clippers 121

10:30 p.m.

NBA TV

Staples Center

Fri., May 28

Game 3

Clippers 118, Mavericks 108

9:30 p.m. 

ESPN

American Airlines Center

Sun., May 30

Game 4

Clippers at Mavericks

9:30 p.m.

TNT

American Airlines Center

Wed., June 2

Game 5

Mavericks at Clippers

10 p.m.

TNT

Staples Center

Fri., June 4

*Game 6

Clippers at Mavericks

TBD

TBD

American Airlines Center

Sun., June 6

*Game 7

Mavericks at Clippers

TBD

TBD

Staples Center



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