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Full 2020 NBA playoff schedule, scores and series updates

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Rejoice, NBA fans: You're in for a steady stream of playoff basketball over the next month-plus.

The 2020 NBA playoffs officially began Monday, Aug. 17, from the Orlando bubble after the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference play-in game.

The COVID-era postseason will follow the league's normal format, with 16 teams and four rounds to determine a champion no later than Oct. 13.

So, which teams are playing which, and when? Here's the full schedule for every first-round series, which we'll update with results as they happen. (All times Eastern.)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

FIRST ROUND

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 8 Orlando Magic

Game 1: Magic 122, Bucks 110 (Magic lead 1-0)

Game 2: Bucks 111, Magic 96 

Game 3: Bucks 121, Magic 107

Game 4: Bucks 121, Magic 106

Game 5: Bucks 118, Magic 103

Bucks win series 4-1

No. 2 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 7 Brooklyn Nets

Game 1: Raptors 134, Nets 110

Game 2: Raptors 104, Nets 99 

Game 3: Raptors 117, Nets 92

Game 4: Raptors 150, Nets 122

Raptors win series 4-0

No. 3 Boston Celtics vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers

Game 1: Celtics 109, 76ers 101

Game 2: Celtics 128, 76ers 101 

Game 3: Celtics 102, 76ers 94

Game 4: Celtics 110, 76ers 106

Celtics win series 4-0

 

No. 4 Indiana Pacers vs. No. 5 Miami Heat

Game 1: Heat 113, Pacers 101

Game 2: Heat 109, Pacers 100 

Game 3: Heat 124, Pacers 115

Game 4: Heat 99, Pacers 87

Heat win series 4-0

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

FIRST ROUND

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1: Blazers 100, Lakers 93

Game 2: Lakers 111, Trail Blazers 88 

Game 3: Lakers 116, Trail Blazers 108 

Game 4: Lakers 135, Trail Blazers 115

Game 5: Lakers 131, Trail Blazers 122

Lakers win series 4-1

No. 2 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 7 Dallas Mavericks

Game 1: Clippers 118, Mavericks 110

Game 2: Mavericks 127, Clippers 114 

Game 3: Clippers 130, Mavericks 122

Game 4: Mavericks 135, Clippers 133 (OT)

Game 5: Clippers 154, Mavericks 111

Game 6: Clippers 111, Mavericks 97

Clippers win series 4-2

No. 3 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 6 Utah Jazz

Game 1: Nuggets 135, Jazz 125 (OT)

Game 2: Jazz 124, Nuggets 105 

Game 3: Jazz 124, Nuggets 87

Game 4: Jazz 129, Nuggets 127

Game 5: Nuggets 117, Jazz 107

Game 6: Nuggets 119, Jazz 107

Game 7: Nuggets 80, Jazz 78

Jazz win series 4-3

No. 4 Houston Rockets vs. No. 5 Oklahoma City Thunder

Game 1: Rockets 123, Thunder 108 (Rockets lead 1-0)

Game 2: Rockets 111, Thunder 98

Game 3: Thunder 119, Rockets 107

Game 4: Thunder 117, Rockets 114

Game 5: Rockets 114, Thunder 80

Game 6: Thunder 104, Rockets 100

Game 7: Rockets 104, Thunder 102

Rockets win series 4-3

EASTERN CONFERENCE

SECOND ROUND

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 4 Miami Heat

Game 1: Heat 115, Bucks 104

Game 2: Heat 116, Bucks 114

Game 3: Heat 115, Bucks 100

Game 4: Bucks 118, Heat 115 (OT)

Game 5: Heat 103, Bucks 94

Heat win series 4-1

No. 2 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 3 Boston Celtics

Game 1: Celtics 112, Raptors 94

Game 2: Celtics 102, Raptors 99

Game 3: Raptors 104, Celtics 103

Game 4: Raptors 100, Celtics 93

Game 5: Celtics 111, Raptors 89

Game 6: Raptors 125, Celtics 122

Game 7 -- Celtics 92, Raptors 87

Celtics win series, 4-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SECOND ROUND

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 4 Houston Rockets

Game 1: Rockets 112, Lakers 97

Game 2: Lakers 117, Rockets 109

Game 3: Lakers 112, Rockets 102

Game 4: Lakers 110, Rockets 100

Game 5: Lakers 119, Rockets 96

Lakers win series, 4-1

No. 2 Los Angeles Clippers vs No. 3 Denver Nuggets

Game 1: Clippers 120, Nuggets 97

Game 2: Nuggets 110, Clippers 101

Game 3: Clippers 113, Nuggets 107

Game 4: Clippers 96, Nuggets 85

Game 5: Nuggets 111, Clippers 105

Game 6: Nuggets 111, Clippers 98 

Game 7: Nuggets 104, Clippers 89

Nuggets win series 4-3

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

No. 3 Boston Celtics vs No. 5 Miami Heat

 

Game 1: Heat 117, Celtics 114 (OT)

Game 2: Heat 106, Celtics 101

Game 3: Celtics 117, Heat 106

Game 4: Heat 112, Celtics 109

Game 5: Celtics 121, Heat 108

Game 6: Heat 125, Celtics 113

Heat win series, 4-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 3 Denver Nuggets

Game 1: Lakers 126, Nuggets 114

Game 2: Lakers 105, Nuggets 103

Game 3: Nuggets 114, Lakers 106

Game 4: Lakers 114, Nuggets 108

Game 5: Lakers 117, Nuggets 107

Lakers win series, 4-1

NBA FINALS

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Game 1: Lakers 116, Heat 98

Game 2: Lakers 124, Heat 114

Game 3: Heat 115, Lakers 104

Game 4: Lakers 102, Heat 96

Game 5: Heat 111, Lakers 108

Game 6: Lakers 106, Heat 93

Lakers win series, 4-2