2021 NBA playoff bracket: First-round dates, times, live stream, TV info, updating scores and results


With a condensed regular-season schedule, COVID-related postponements and a first-ever play-in tournament, the NBA playoffs are a welcome sight for fans waiting to see which team will make it through the gauntlet to raise the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The field seems wide open, particularly with injury concerns for the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and the presumptive favorite Brooklyn Nets.

As is usually the case, matchups play a more important role than seeding in this year’s playoffs, with some unexpected first-round series due to surprising regular-season performances. For example, who would have thought the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat would land below the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks in the standings? We also couldn’t have predicted that the Nets’ first-round opponent would be the Boston Celtics, who were just two wins away from making the NBA Finals last year in the bubble.

This is setting up to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable NBA playoff runs in recent memory, so keep checking back to see the updated bracket and schedule. Every game on NBATV, ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC can be streamed via fuboTV (Try for free).

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Below is all the viewing information you’ll need for each first-round series. 

**This post will continue to update through the first round with the results of each game. 

Western ConferencePlay-in tournament

9/10 Game: Memphis Grizzlies 100, San Antonio Spurs 977/8 Game: Los Angeles Lakers 103, Golden State Warriors 1008-seed Game: Memphis Grizzlies 117, Golden State Warriors 112 (OT)

1. Utah Jazz vs. 8. Memphis Grizzlies

(Jazz lead series 2-1)

Game 1: Grizzlies 112, Jazz 109Game 2: Jazz 141, Grizzlies 129Game 3: Jazz 121, Grizzlies 111Game 4: Monday, May 31, 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Friday, June 4, TBD, TBD Game 7*: Sunday, June 6, TBD, TBD

*if necessary

2. Phoenix Suns vs. 7. Los Angeles Lakers

(Series tied 2-2)

Game 1: Suns 99, Lakers 90Game 2: Lakers 109, Suns 102Game 3: Lakers 109, Suns 95Game 4: Suns 100, Lakers 92Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 6: Thursday, June 3, TBDGame 7*: Saturday, June 5, TBD  

*if necessary

3. Denver Nuggets vs. 6. Portland Trail Blazers

(Series tied 2-2)

Game 1: Blazers 123, Nuggets 109Game 2: Nuggets 128, Blazers 109Game 3: Nuggets 120, Blazers 115Game 4: Blazers 115, Nuggets 95Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, TBDGame 6: Thursday, June 3, TBDGame 7*: Saturday, June 5, TBD  

*if necessary

4. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 5. Dallas Mavericks

(Mavericks lead series 2-1)

Game 1: Mavericks 113, Clippers 103Game 2: Mavericks 127, Clippers 121Game 3: Clippers 118, Mavericks 108Game 4: Sunday, May 30, 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 6*: Friday, June 4, TBDGame 7*: Sunday, June 6, TBD  

*if necessary

Eastern ConferencePlay-in tournament

9/10 Game: Indiana Pacers 144, Charlotte Hornets 1177/8 Game: Boston Celtics 118, Washington Wizards 1008-seed Game: Wizards 142, Pacers 115

1. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 8. Washington Wizards

(76ers lead series 3-0)

Game 1: 76ers 125, Wizards 118Game 2: 76ers 120, Wizards 95Game 3: 76ers 132, Wizards 103Game 4: Monday, May 31, 7 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 5*: Wednesday, June 2, TBDGame 6*: Friday, June 4, TBDGame 7*: Sunday, June 6, TBD

*if necessary

2. Brooklyn Nets vs. 7. Boston Celtics

(Nets leads series 3-1)

Game 1: Nets 104, Celtics 103Game 2: Nets 130, Celtics 108Game 3: Celtics 125, Nets 119Game 4: Nets 141, Celtics 126Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 6*: Thursday, June 3, TBDGame 7*: Saturday, June 5, TBD

*if necessary

3. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 6. Miami Heat

(Bucks win series 4-0)

Game 1: Bucks 109, Heat 107 (OT)Game 2: Bucks 132, Heat 98Game 3: Bucks 113, Heat 84Game 4: Bucks 120, Heat 103

4. New York Knicks vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks

(Hawks lead series 3-1)

Game 1: Hawks 107, Knicks 105Game 2: Knicks 101, Hawks 92Game 3: Hawks 105, Knicks 94Game 4: Hawks 113, Knicks 96Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)Game 6*: Friday, June 4, TBDGame 7*: Sunday, June 6, TBD  

*if necessary



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