NBA playoff bracket 2020: Updated TV schedule, scores, results for the conference finals

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And then there were four. After a month and a half of competition inside the NBA’s “bubble,” the race for the 2020 championship is down to the Celtics, Heat, Lakers and Nuggets. 

Los Angeles and Miami were able to cruise through the second round of the playoffs, but Boston and Denver had to go the full seven games in order to advance to the Eastern and Western Conference finals. Now these contenders find themselves just four wins away from the NBA Finals.

Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the conference finals, including TV schedules for both series.

MORE: Watch select NBA playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

NBA playoff bracket 2020

The 2020 NBA playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.

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NBA playoffs schedule, results

Eastern Conference finals results

(3) Celtics vs. (5) Heat

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Sept. 15
Heat 117, Celtics 114 (Miami leads 1-0)
6:30 p.m.
ESPN/fuboTV
Sept. 17
Heat 106, Celtics 101 (Miami leads 2-0)
7 p.m.
ESPN/fuboTV
Sept. 19
Celtics 117, Heat 106 (Miami leads 2-1)
8:30 p.m.
ESPN/fuboTV
Sept. 23
Game 4
8:30 p.m.
ESPN/fuboTV
Sept. 25
Game 5
8:30 p.m.
ESPN/fuboTV
Sept. 27
Game 6*
7:30 p.m.
ESPN/fuboTV
TBD
Game 7*
TBD
ESPN/fuboTV

*if necessary

Western Conference finals results

(1) Lakers vs. (3) Nuggets

Date
Game
Time (ET)
National TV
Sept. 18
Lakers 126, Nuggets 114 (Los Angeles leads 1-0)
9 p.m.
TNT
Sept. 20
Lakers 105, Nuggets 103 (Los Angeles leads 2-0)
7:30 p.m.
TNT
Sept. 22
Nuggets 114, Lakers 106 (Los Angeles leads 2-1)
9 p.m.
TNT
Sept. 24
Game 4
9 p.m.
TNT
Sept. 26
Game 5
9 p.m.
TNT
Sept. 28
Game 6*
TBD
TNT
Sept. 30
Game 7*
TBD
TNT

*if necessary

Eastern Conference second round results

(1) Bucks vs. (5) Heat: Miami wins series, 4-1

  • Game 1: Heat 115, Bucks 104
  • Game 2: Heat 116, Bucks 114
  • Game 3: Heat 115, Bucks 100
  • Game 4: Bucks 118, Heat 115
  • Game 5: Heat 103, Bucks 94

(2) Raptors vs. (3) Celtics: Boston wins series, 4-3

  • 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

Western Conference second round results

(1) Lakers vs. (4) Rockets: Los Angeles wins series, 4-1

  • 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

(2) Clippers vs. (3) Nuggets: Denver wins series, 4-3

  • 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

Eastern Conference first round results

(1) Bucks vs. (8) Magic: Milwaukee wins series, 4-1

  • Game 1: Magic 122, Bucks 110
  • Game 2: Bucks 111, Magic 96
  • Game 3: Bucks 121, Magic 107
  • Game 4: Bucks 121, Magic 106
  • Game 5: Bucks 118, Magic 104

(2) Raptors vs. (7) Nets: Toronto wins series, 4-0

  • Game 1: Raptors 134, Nets 110
  • Game 2: Raptors 104, Nets 99
  • Game 3: Raptors 117, Nets 92
  • Game 4: Raptors 150, Nets 122

(3) Celtics vs. (6) 76ers: Boston wins series, 4-0

  • Game 1: Celtics 109, 76ers 101
  • Game 2: Celtics 128, 76ers 101
  • Game 3: Celtics 102, 76ers 94
  • Game 4: Celtics 110, 76ers 106

(4) Pacers vs. (5) Heat: Miami wins series, 4-0

  • Game 1: Heat 113, Pacers 101
  • Game 2: Heat 109, Pacers 100
  • Game 3: Heat 124, Pacers 115
  • Game 4: Heat 99, Pacers 87

Western Conference first round results

(1) Lakers vs. (8) Trail Blazers: Los Angeles wins series, 4-1

  • Game 1: Trail 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

(2) Clippers vs. (7) Mavericks: Los Angeles wins series, 4-2

  • Game 1: Clippers 118, Mavericks 110
  • Game 2: Mavericks 127, Clippers 114
  • Game 3: Clippers 130, Mavericks 122
  • Game 4: Mavericks 135, Clippers 133
  • Game 5: Clippers 154, Mavericks 111
  • Game 6: Clippers 111, Mavericks 97

(3) Nuggets vs. (6) Jazz: Denver wins series, 4-3

  • Game 1: Nuggets 135, Jazz 125
  • 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

(4) Rockets vs. (5) Thunder: Houston wins series, 4-3

  • Game 1: Rockets 123, Thunder 108
  • 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

NBA schedule 2020

(All times Eastern)

Sept. 23

Matchup
Time 
National TV
Celtics vs. Heat (Game 4)
8:30 p.m.
ESPN

Sept. 24

Matchup
Time 
National TV
Lakers vs. Nuggets (Game 4)
9 p.m.
TNT

Sept. 25

Matchup
Time 
National TV
Heat vs. Celtics (Game 5)
8:30 p.m.
ESPN

Sept. 26

Matchup
Time 
National TV
Nuggets vs. Lakers (Game 5)
9 p.m.
TNT

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