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NBA Playoffs 2021: start times, odds and tranche originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The 2021 NBA Play-In tournament was a good prelude to the basketball playoffs.

the James lebron against Steph Curry The showdown lived up to Wednesday’s hype as the Los Angeles Lakers survived the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles to claim the 7th seed in the West. After beating Memphis on the final day of the regular season for the eighth seed in the play-in, the Warriors will once again host the Grizzlies, this time on Friday to determine the No.8 seed in the playoffs.

During the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics shot the Washington Wizards keep seed n ° 7, setting up a battle between Indiana and Washington thursday evening for eighth and final place in the playoffs.

With just the two No.8 seeds up for grabs, the 2021 NBA playoffs are just around the corner.

From playoff schedules to NBA Finals odds, here’s everything you need to know before round one begins.

When does the 2021 NBA playoffs start?

The first round of the playoffs begins on Saturday, May 22, the day after the end of the Play-In tournament. In a playoff rematch last year, the Milwaukee Bucks, third-seeded Giannis Antetokounmpo, host the Miami Heat, sixth-seeded Jimmy Butler, to kick off a four-game list on Saturday. The Bucks will be avenged after being upset by eventual Eastern Conference champion Heat in 2020.

The playoffs will run as late as July 22, when Game 7 of the NBA Finals is scheduled. The finals start on July 8.

Will the 2021 NBA playoffs be in a bubble?

Unlike last year, when all of the playoffs were held at Disney World in Orlando, the 2021 playoffs won’t be played in a bubble. The teams will host playoff games in their respective arenas, as they did throughout the 2020-21 regular season.

What is the 2021 NBA playoff schedule?

Here is the Eastern installment and the full schedule for the first round of the series:

No. 1 of the Philadelphia 76ers vs. 8 Washington Wizards / Indiana Pacers

Game 1: Sunday, May 23, Washington / Indiana at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET, NBCSP / TNT

Game 2: Wednesday, May 26, Washington / Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., NBCSP / NBA TV

Game 3: Saturday May 29, Philadelphia to Washington / Indiana, TBD, NBCSP / ESPN

Game 4: Monday May 31, Philadelphia to Washington / Indiana TBD, NBCSP / TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, Washington / Indiana to Philadelphia, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 6: Friday June 4, Philadelphia to Washington / Indiana, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Sunday June 6, Washington / Indiana to Philadelphia, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

No.4 New York Knicks vs No.5 Atlanta Hawks

Game 1: Sunday, May 23, Atlanta at New York, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 2: Wednesday, May 26, Atlanta to New York, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Friday, May 28, New York at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Sunday, May 30, New York to Atlanta, 1 p.m., ABC

Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, Atlanta at New York, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 6: Friday, June 4, New York to Atlanta, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Sunday, June 6, Atlanta at New York, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

No.3 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No.6 Miami Heat

Game 1: Saturday, May 22, Miami at Milwaukee, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 2: Monday, May 24, Miami to Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Thursday, May 27, Milwaukee to Miami, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Saturday, May 29, Milwaukee to Miami, 1:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, Miami to Milwaukee, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Thu 6: Thursday June 3, Milwaukee to Miami, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Saturday June 5, Miami to Milwaukee, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

No.2 Brooklyn Nets vs No.7 Boston Celtics

Game 1: Saturday, May 22, Boston to Brooklyn, 8 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 2: Tuesday, May 25, Boston to Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., NBCSB / TNT

Game 3: Friday, May 28, Brooklyn at Boston, 8:30 p.m., NBCSB / ABC

Game 4: Sunday, May 30, Brooklyn at Boston, 7 p.m., NBCSB / TNT

Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, Boston to Brooklyn, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Thu 6: Thursday June 3, Brooklyn to Boston, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Saturday June 5, Boston to Brooklyn, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

And in the West:

No.1 Utah Jazz vs No.8 Golden State Warriors / Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1: Sunday, May 23, Golden State / Memphis at Utah, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 2: Wednesday, May 26, Golden State / Memphis at Utah, 10 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Saturday May 29, Utah at Golden State / Memphis, TBD, ESPN

Game 4: Monday, May 31, Utah at Golden State / Memphis, TBD, TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, Golden State / Memphis, Utah TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Thu 6: Friday, June 4, Utah at Golden State / Memphis, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Sunday, June 6, Golden State / Memphis at Utah, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

No.4 Los Angeles Clippers vs No.5 Dallas Mavericks

Game 1: Saturday, May 22, Dallas at LA Clippers, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 2: Tuesday, May 25, Dallas at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3: Friday, May 28, LA Clippers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Sunday, May 30, LA Clippers in Dallas, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, Dallas at LA Clippers, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Thu 6: Friday, June 4, LA Clippers in Dallas, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Sunday, June 6, Dallas at LA Clippers, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

No.3 Denver Nuggets vs No.6 Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1: Saturday, May 22, Portland to Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSNW / ESPN

Game 2: Monday, May 24, Portland at Denver, 10 p.m., NBCSNW / TNT

Game 3: Thursday, May 27, Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m., NBCSNW / NBA TV

Game 4: Saturday, May 29, Denver at Portland, 4 p.m., NBCSNW / TNT

Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, Portland to Denver, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Thu 6: Thursday, June 3, Denver to Portland, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Saturday, June 5, Portland to Denver, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

No.2 Phoenix Suns vs No.7 Los Angeles Lakers

Game 1: Sunday, May 23, LA Lakers in Phoenix, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 2: Tuesday, May 25, LA Lakers in Phoenix, 10 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Thursday, May 27, Phoenix at LA Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Sunday, May 30, Phoenix at LA Lakers, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, LA Lakers at Phoenix, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 6: Thursday, June 3, Phoenix at LA Lakers, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Game 7: Saturday, June 5, LA Lakers at Phoenix, TBD, TBD (if necessary)

Who is the favorite to win the 2021 NBA Finals?

The Brooklyn Nets enter the playoffs as the favorites of the NBA Finals at +225. The defending champions Lakers have 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, by PointsBet:

Brooklyn Nets, +225

Los Angeles Lakers, +400

Los Angeles Clippers, +550

Utah Jazz, +700

Philadelphia 76ers, +750

Milwaukee Bucks, +800

Phoenix Suns, +2500

Denver Nuggets, +3300

Miami Heat, +3300

Dallas Mavericks, +5000

Portland Trail Blazers, +5000

Atlanta Hawks, +10000

New York Knicks, +10000

Warriors of the Golden State, +10000

Boston Celtics, +10000

Washington Wizards, +25000

Memphis Grizzlies, +25000

Indiana Pacers, +50,000

Editor’s Note: All ratings 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 on our links


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