NBA playoffs 2021: Matchups, schedules and news for every second-round series

The 2021 playoffs continue and we're guaranteed of having a new NBA champion, after the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated in the first round. The second round features a heavyweight battle between the Milwaukee Bucks, who are looking for their first title since 1971, and the Brooklyn Nets, who haven't won a championship since they were in the ABA. In the other Eastern Conference semifinal, the upstart Atlanta Hawks take on the Philadelphia 76ers, who got the injured Joel Embiid back for Game 1.

Out West, the top-seeded Utah Jazz take onKawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers, while the Phoenix Suns -- who downed the defending champs in the first round -- will face the Denver Nuggets and their MVP, Nikola Jokic.


Keep it here for all the matchups, schedules, news and analysis from Round 2 all the way through the crowning of an NBA champion.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE




Utah Jazz (1) leadLA Clippers(4), 2-0


Game 1

Jazz 112,Clippers 109

Game 2

Jazz 117, Clippers 111

Game 3: Saturday, June 12

Jazz at Clippers | 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Game 4: Monday, June 14

Jazz at Clippers | 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 5: Wednesday, June 16*

Clippers at Jazz | TBD (TNT)

Game 6: Friday, June 18*

Jazz at Clippers | TBD (ESPN)

Game 7: Sunday, June 20*

Clippers at Jazz | TBD

*If necessary





Phoenix Suns (2) leadDenver Nuggets (3), 2-0


Game 1

Suns 122, Nuggets 105

Game 2: Wednesday, June 9

Suns 123, Nuggets 98

Game 3: Friday, June 11


Suns 116, Nuggets 102

Game 4: Sunday, June 13

Suns at Nuggets | 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 5: Tuesday, June 15*

Nuggets at Suns | TBD (TNT)

Game 6: Thursday, June 17*

Suns at Nuggets | TBD (ESPN)

Game 7: Sunday, June 20*

Nuggets at Suns | TBD

*If necessary





EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS





Philadelphia 76ers (1) tied withAtlanta Hawks (5), 2-1


Game 1

Hawks 128, 76ers 124

Game 2

76ers 118, Hawks 102

Game 3

76ers 127, Hawks 111

Game 4: Monday, June 14

76ers at Hawks | 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 5: Wednesday, June 16

Hawks at 76ers | TBD (TNT)

Game 6: Friday, June 18*

76ers at Hawks | TBD (ESPN)

Game 7: Sunday, June 20*

Hawks at 76ers | TBD


*If necessary





Brooklyn Nets (2) leadMilwaukee Bucks (3), 2-1


Game 1

Nets 115, Bucks 107

Game 2

Nets 125, Bucks 86

Game 3

Bucks 86, Nets 83

Game 4: Sunday, June 13

Nets at Bucks | 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

Game 5: Tuesday, June 15

Bucks at Nets | TBD (TNT)

Game 6: Thursday, June 17*

Nets at Bucks | TBD (ESPN)

Game 7: Saturday, June 19*

Bucks at Nets | TBD (TNT)

*If necessary



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