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NBA playoff schedule: Second-round matchups, results, game times and TV info

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The NBA playoffs are upon us, and the quest for the Larry O'Brien Trophy is on.

The pressure and intensity will ramp up with the second round underway. In the Eastern Conference, the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers face off against Trae Young and the upstart Atlanta Hawks, who easily handled the New York Knicks in five games in the first round. The second-seeded Brooklyn Nets play the third-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in perhaps the most highly anticipated series of the postseason.

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The second-seeded Phoenix Suns blew open the Western Conference race when they eliminated the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round and swept the Denver Nuggets in the second round. The top-seeded Utah Jazz get the Los Angeles Clippers, who survived a tough seven-game series against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round.

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Below is the complete schedule for the second round of the 2021 playoffs, with matchups, game times and where to watch. (All times p.m. Eastern; * – if necessary)

SECOND ROUND

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Sixers vs. No. 5 Hawks

Hawks lead series 3-2

  • Game 1: Hawks 128, Sixers 124
  • Game 2: Sixers 118, Hawks 102
  • Game 3: Sixers 127, Hawks 111
  • Game 4: Hawks 103, Sixers 100
  • Game 5: Hawks 109, Sixers 106 
  • Friday: Sixers at Hawks (7:30, ESPN)
  • Sunday: Hawks at Sixers (8, TNT)*

No. 2 Nets vs. No. 3 Bucks

Nets lead series 3-2

  • Game 1: Nets 115, Bucks 107
  • Game 2: Nets 125, Bucks 86
  • Game 3: Bucks 86, Nets 83
  • Game 4: Bucks 107, Nets 96
  • Game 5: Nets 114, Bucks 108
  • Thursday: Nets at Bucks (8:30, ESPN)
  • Saturday: Bucks at Nets (8:30, TNT)*

Western Conference

No. 1 Jazz vs. No. 4 Clippers

Clippers lead series 3-2

  • Game 1: Jazz 112, Clippers 109
  • Game 2: Jazz 117, Clippers 111
  • Game 3: Clippers 132, Jazz 106
  • Game 4: Clippers 118, Jazz 104
  • Game 5: Clippers 119, Jazz 111
  • Friday: Jazz at Clippers (10, ESPN)
  • Sunday: Clippers at Jazz (3:30, ABC)*

No. 2 Suns def. No. 3 Nuggets (4-0)

  • Game 1: Suns 122, Nuggets 105
  • Game 2: Suns 123, Nuggets 98
  • Game 3: Suns 116, Nuggets 102
  • Game 4: Suns 125, Nuggets 118
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FIRST ROUND

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Sixers def. No. 8 Wizards (4-1)

  • Game 1: Sixers 125, Wizards 118
  • Game 2: Sixers 120, Wizards 95
  • Game 3: Sixers 132, Wizards 103
  • Game 4: Wizards 122, 76ers 114
  • Game 5: Sixers 129, Wizards 112

No. 2 Nets def. No. 7 Celtics (4-1)

  • Game 1: Nets 104, Celtics 93
  • Game 2: Nets 130, Celtics 108
  • Game 3: Celtics 125, Nets 119
  • Game 4: Nets 141, Celtics 126
  • Game 5: Nets 123, Celtics 109

No. 3 Bucks def. No. 6 Heat (4-0)

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

No. 5 Hawks def. No. 4 Knicks (4-1)

  • Game 1: Hawks 107, Knicks 105
  • Game 2: Knicks 101, Hawks 92
  • Game 3: Hawks 105, Knicks 94
  • Game 4: Hawks 113, Knicks 96
  • Game 5: Hawks 103, Knicks 89

Western Conference

No. 1 Jazz def. No. 8 Grizzlies (4-1)

  • Game 1: Grizzlies 112, Jazz 109
  • Game 2: Jazz 141, Grizzlies 129
  • Game 3: Jazz 121, Grizzlies 111
  • Game 4: Jazz 120, Grizzlies 113
  • Game 5: Jazz 126, Grizzlies 110

No. 2 Suns def. No. 7 Lakers (4-2)

  • Game 1: Suns 99, Lakers 90
  • Game 2: Lakers 109, Suns 102
  • Game 3: Lakers 109, Suns 95
  • Game 4: Suns 100, Lakers 92
  • Game 5: Suns 115, Lakers 85
  • Game 6: Suns 113, Lakers 100

No. 3 Nuggets def. No. 6 Blazers (4-2)

  • Game 1: Blazers 123, Nuggets 109
  • Game 2: Nuggets 128, Blazers 109
  • Game 3: Nuggets 120, Blazers 115
  • Game 4: Blazers 115, Nuggets 95
  • Game 5: Nuggets 147, Blazers 140 (2OT) 
  • Game 6: Nuggets 126, Blazers 115

No. 4 Clippers def. No. 5 Mavericks (4-3)

  • Game 1: Mavericks 113, Clippers 103
  • Game 2: Mavericks 127, Clippers 121
  • Game 3: Clippers 118, Mavericks 108
  • Game 4: Clippers 106, Mavericks 81
  • Game 5: Mavericks 105, Clippers 100
  • Game 6: Clippers 104, Mavericks 97
  • Game 7: Clippers 126, Mavericks 111

PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT

Eastern Conference

  • Celtics 118, Wizards 100 (Boston clinches No. 7 seed)
  • Pacers 144, Hornets 117 (Charlotte eliminated)
  • Wizards 142, Pacers 115 (Washington clinches No. 8 seed)

Western Conference

  • Lakers 103, Warriors 100 (Los Angeles clinches No. 7 seed)
  • Grizzlies 100, Spurs 96 (San Antonio eliminated)
  • Grizzlies 117, Warriors 112, OT (Memphis clinches No. 8 seed)

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