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NBA playoff bracket 2020: Updated TV schedule, scores, results for Round 1 in the bubble

Who will win the 2020 NBA championship? That’s the big question inside the league’s “bubble” at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The Warriors’ dynasty is over, and LeBron James is no longer running the Eastern Conference, making this one of the most unpredictable playoff brackets in years. The Bucks, Clippers and Lakers are considered the favorites, but if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected.

Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the 2020 NBA playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules.

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NBA playoff bracket 2020

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NBA scores & results

Eastern Conference first round results

(1) Bucks vs. (8) Magic

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 18
Magic 122, Bucks 110 (Orlando leads 1-0)
1:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 20
Bucks 111, Magic 96 (Series tied 1-1)
6 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 22
Game 3
1 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 24
Game 4
1:30 p.m.
NBA TV
Aug. 26
Game 5
TBD
TBD
Aug. 28
Game 6*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 30
Game 7*
TBD
TBD

*if necessary

(2) Raptors vs. (7) Nets

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 17
Raptors 134, Nets 110 (Toronto leads 1-0)
4 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 19
Raptors 104, Nets 99 (Toronto leads 2-0)
1:30 p.m.
NBA TV
Aug. 21
Raptors 117, Nets 92 (Toronto leads 3-0)
1:30 p.m.
NBA TV
Aug. 23
Game 4
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 25
Game 5*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 27
Game 6*
TBD
ESPN
Aug. 29
Game 7*
TBD
TNT

*if necessary

(3) Celtics vs. (6) 76ers

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 17
Celtics 109, 76ers 101 (Boston leads 1-0)
6:30 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 19
Celtics 128, 76ers 101 (Boston leads 2-0)
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 21
Game 3
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 23
Game 4
1 p.m.
ABC
Aug. 25
Game 5*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 27
Game 6*
TBD
ESPN
Aug. 29
Game 7*
TBD
TNT

*if necessary

(4) Pacers vs. (5) Heat

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 18
Heat 113, Pacers 101 (Miami leads 1-0)
4 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 20
Heat 109, Pacers 100 (Miami leads 2-0)
1 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 22
Game 3
3:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 24
Game 4
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 26
Game 5*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 28
Game 6*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 30
Game 7*
TBD
TBD

*if necessary

Western Conference first round results

(1) Lakers vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 18
Trail Blazers 100, Lakers 93 (Portland leads 1-0)
9 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 20
Lakers 111, Trail Blazers 88 (Series tied 1-1)
9 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 22
Game 3
8:30 p.m.
ABC
Aug. 24
Game 4
9 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 26
Game 5
TBD
TBD
Aug. 28
Game 6*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 30
Game 7*
TBD
TBD

*if necessary

(2) Clippers vs. (7) Mavericks

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 17
Clippers 118, Mavericks 110 (Los Angeles leads 1-0)
9 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 19
Mavericks 127, Clippers 114 (Series tied 1-1)
9 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 21
Game 3
9 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 23
Game 4
3:30 p.m.
ABC
Aug. 25
Game 5
TBD
TBD
Aug. 27
Game 6*
TBD
ESPN
Aug. 29
Game 7*
TBD
TNT

*if necessary

(3) Nuggets vs. (6) Jazz

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 17
Nuggets 135, Jazz 125 (Denver leads 1-0)
1:30 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 19
Jazz 124, Nuggets 105 (Series tied 1-1)
4 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 21
Game 3
4 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 23
Game 4
9 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 25
Game 5
TBD
TBD
Aug. 27
Game 6*
TBD
ESPN
Aug. 29
Game 7*
TBD
TNT

*if necessary

(4) Rockets vs. (5) Thunder

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Aug. 18
Rockets 123, Thunder 108 (Houston leads 1-0)
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 20
Rockets 111, Thunder 98 (Houston leads 2-0)
3:30 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 22
Game 3
6 p.m.
ESPN
Aug. 24
Game 4
4 p.m.
TNT
Aug. 26
Game 5*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 28
Game 6*
TBD
TBD
Aug. 30
Game 7*
TBD
TBD

*if necessary

How do the NBA playoffs work?

The No. 9 Grizzlies finished within four games of the No. 8 Trail Blazers in the Western Conference standings, triggering a play-in tournament for the final playoff spot. The Trail Blazers defeated the Grizzlies in the play-in game to advance to the first round of the postseason. They will enter the bracket as the No. 8 seed and face the Lakers.

Beyond the play-in round, the 2020 NBA playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.

NBA schedule 2020

NBA playoffs: Aug. 17NBA conference finals: Sept. 15NBA Finals: Sept. 30

(All times Eastern)

Aug. 21

Game 3
Time
National TV
Raptors vs. Nets
1:30 p.m.
NBA TV, fuboTV
Nuggets vs. Jazz
4 p.m.
TNT
Celtics vs. 76ers
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Clippers vs. Mavericks
9 p.m.
TNT

Aug. 22

Game 3
Time
National TV
Bucks vs. Magic
1 p.m.
TNT
Pacers vs. Heat
3:30 p.m.
TNT
Rockets vs. Thunder
6 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Lakers vs. Trail Blazers
8:30 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV

Aug. 23

Game 4
Time
National TV
Celtics vs. 76ers
1 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV
Clippers vs. Mavericks
3:30 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV
Raptors vs. Nets
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Nuggets vs. Jazz
9 p.m.
TNT

Aug. 24

Game 4
Time
National TV
Bucks vs. Magic
1:30 p.m.
NBA TV, fuboTV
Rockets vs. Thunder
4 p.m.
TNT
Pacers vs. Heat
6:30 p.m.
TNT
Lakers vs. Trail Blazers
9 p.m.
TNT

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