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NBA playoffs 2021: How Blazers fans can watch second round

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Chris Paul and Nikola Jokic

The last time one of the remaining eight teams in the 2021 NBA playoffs won a championship was 1983. 

That was back when Julius Erving led the Philadelphia 76ers to a win over the Los Angles Lakers in the NBA Finals. So, yeah, it's been a while.

The Milwaukee Bucks haven't won the championship since 1971. The Atlanta Hawks are seeking their first title since 1958 when they were the St. Louis Hawks. The Brooklyn Nets last captured a championship in 1976 when they were the New York Nets of the ABA. The Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers never have won a championship.

One team's championship drought soon will come to an end.

Here is the schedule and how to watch each of the second-round matchups:

EAST

No. 1 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta wins 4-3)

Game 1: Hawks 128, 76ers 124

Game 2: 76ers 118, Hawks 102

Game 3: 76ers 127, Hawks 111

Game 4: Hawks 103, 76ers 100

Game 5: Hawks 109, 76ers 106

Game 6: 76ers 104, Hawks 99

Game 7: Hawks 103, 76ers 96

No. 2 Brooklyn Nets vs. No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee wins 4-3)

Game 1: Nets 115, Bucks 107

Game 2: Nets 125, Bucks 86

Game 3: Bucks 86, Nets 83

Game 4: Bucks 107, Nets 96

Game 5: Nets 114, Bucks 108

Game 6: Bucks 104, Nets 89 

Game 7: Bucks 115, Nets 111 (OT)

 

WEST

No. 1 Utah Jazz vs. No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles wins 4-2)

Game 1: Jazz 112, Clippers 109

Game 2: Jazz 117, Clippers 111

Game 3: Clippers 132, Jazz 106

Game 4: Clippers 118, Jazz 104

Game 5: Clippers 119, Jazz 111

Game 6: Clippers 131, Jazz 119

No. 2 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 3 Denver Nuggets (Phoenix wins 4-0)

Game 1: Suns 122, Nuggets 105

Game 2: Suns 123, Nuggets 98

Game 3: Suns 116, Nuggets 102

Game 4: Suns 125, Nuggets 118

Who is favored to win the 2021 NBA Finals?

The Brooklyn Nets entered the playoffs as the NBA Finals favorites at +225. The defending-champion Lakers had the second-best odds at +400 followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at +550, the Utah Jazz at +700, the Sixers at +750 and the Bucks at +800.

Here’s a full look at the 2021 NBA championship odds heading into the conference finals, per PointsBet:

Milwaukee Bucks, -110

Phoenix Suns, +155

Los Angeles Clippers, +700

Atlanta Hawks, +1600

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.