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 -- eliminated 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 SEMIFINALS




LA Clippers(4) lead Utah Jazz (1), 3-2


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: Friday, June 18

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

Game 7: Sunday, June 20*

Clippers at Jazz | TBD

*If necessary





Phoenix Suns (2) def.Denver Nuggets (3), 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





EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS





Atlanta Hawks (5) lead Philadelphia 76ers (1) 3-2


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: Friday, June 18

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

Game 7: Sunday, June 20*

Hawks at 76ers | TBD

*If necessary





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


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: Saturday, June 19

Bucks at Nets | 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)



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