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NBA playoffs 2021: How Celtics fans can watch the conference finals

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The second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs was full of stunning collapses and thrilling comeback wins. The Western Conference finals began Sunday afternoon and the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks tipped off their Eastern Conference finals matchup on Wednesday.

The Bucks managed to overcome a 48-point performance and regulation buzzer-beater by Kevin Durant in Game 7 on Saturday to defeat the Nets in overtime by a score of 115-111 and advance to the conference finals. The Hawks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 on Sunday night by a score of 103-96.

Out West, the No. 4 L.A. Clippers outlasted the top-seeded Utah Jazz thanks to Terance Mann and a furious 25-point comeback in Game 7 on Friday. Their opponent, the No. 2 Phoenix Suns, had a full week of rest since sweeping the Denver Nuggets, but they began the series without Chris Paul, who has been out due to health and safety protocols but is expected to return in Game 3.

Here is the schedule and how to watch both conference finals matchups:

EAST

No. 5 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee wins 4-2)

Game 1: Hawks 116, Bucks 113

Game 2: Bucks 125, Hawks 91

 

Game 3: Bucks 113, Hawks 102

Game 4: Hawks 110, Bucks 88

Game 5: Bucks 123, Hawks 112

Game 6: Bucks 118, Hawks 107

WEST

No. 2 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers (Phoenix wins 4-2)

Game 1: Suns 120, Clippers 114

Game 2: Suns 104, Clippers 103

Game 3: Clippers 106, Suns 92

Game 4: Suns 84, Clippers 80

Game 5: Clippers 116, Suns 102

Game 6: Suns 130, Clippers 103