The Lakers are a No. 7 seed? The Warriors aren’t involved? The Knicks have home-court advantage?

Yes, the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs looks wild on paper, and things should only get crazier as teams take the floor for their best-of-seven series. With so much talent shining across the league amid an unusual season, the road to the championship feels wide open.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about watching the 2021 NBA playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules.

NBA playoff bracket 2021

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NBA scores & results

Eastern Conference first-round schedule, results

(All times Eastern)

Games on ABC and ESPN can also be streamed live on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

(1) 76ers vs. (8) Wizards

Date Game Time  National TV
May 23 Game 1 1 p.m. TNT
May 26 Game 2 7 p.m. NBA TV
May 29 Game 3 7 p.m. ESPN
May 31 Game 4 7 p.m. TNT
June 2 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 4 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 6 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

(2) Nets vs. (7) Celtics: Brooklyn leads 1-0

Date Game Time  National TV
May 22 Nets 104, Celtics 94 8 p.m. ABC
May 25 Game 2 7:30 p.m. TNT
May 28 Game 3 8:30 p.m. ABC
May 30 Game 4 7 p.m. TNT
June 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

(3) Bucks vs. (6) Heat: Milwaukee leads 1-0

Date Game Time  National TV
May 22 Bucks 109, Heat 107 (OT) 2 p.m. ESPN
May 24 Game 2 7:30 p.m. TNT
May 27 Game 3 7:30 p.m. TNT
May 29 Game 4 1:30 p.m. TNT
June 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

(4) Knicks vs. (5) Hawks

Date Game Time  National TV
May 23 Game 1 7 p.m. TNT
May 26 Game 2 7:30 p.m. TNT
May 28 Game 3 7 p.m. ESPN
May 30 Game 4 1 p.m. ABC
June 2 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 4 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 6 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

Western Conference first-round schedule, results

(All times Eastern)

(1) Jazz vs. (8) Grizzlies

Date Game Time  National TV
May 23 Game 1 9:30 p.m. TNT
May 26 Game 2 10 p.m. TNT
May 29 Game 3 9:30 p.m. ESPN
May 31 Game 4 9:30 p.m. TNT
June 2 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 4 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 6 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

(2) Suns vs. (7) Lakers

Date Game Time  National TV
May 23 Game 1 3:30 p.m. ABC
May 25 Game 2 10 p.m. TNT
May 27 Game 3 10 p.m. TNT
May 30 Game 4 3:30 p.m. ABC
June 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

(3) Nuggets vs. (6) Trail Blazers

Date Game Time  National TV
May 22 Game 1 10:30 p.m. ESPN
May 24 Game 2 10 p.m. TNT
May 27 Game 3 10:30 p.m. NBA TV
May 29 Game 4 4 p.m. TNT
June 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary

(4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks: Dallas leads 1-0

Date Game Time  National TV
May 22 Mavericks 113, Clippers 103 4:30 p.m. ESPN
May 25 Game 2 10:30 p.m. NBA TV
May 28 Game 3 9:30 p.m. ESPN
May 30 Game 4 9:30 p.m. TNT
June 2 Game 5* TBD TBD
June 4 Game 6* TBD TBD
June 6 Game 7* TBD TBD

* If necessary





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