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NBA Playoffs 2018: Schedule, scores, bracket TV info for every first-round postseason matchup

Three first-round playoff series are over, and one second-round series — Warriors vs. Pelicans — is set after Golden State eliminated San Antonio on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, the Sixers closed out the Heat and the Celtics took a 3-2 lead against the Bucks.

Coming up Wednesday: Four Game 5s! In the East, the Raptors will host the Wizards and the Cavaliers will host the Pacers — both series are tied. In the West, the Rockets will try to eliminate the Timberwolves and the Jazz will try to eliminate the Thunder.  

Below are the schedules, scores and TV channels for every first-round series (info on live streaming here):

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards (43-39)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Toronto: Raptors 114, Wizards 106 | Herbert: Raptors slay playoff demons
  • Game 2 in Toronto: Raptors 130, Wizards 119 | Barnewall: Raptors prove old ways are extinct
  • Game 3 in Washington: Wizards 122, Raptors 103
  • Game 4 in Washington: Wizards 106, Raptors 98
  • Game 5 in Toronto: Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. ET, NBA TV
  • Game 6 in Washington: Friday, April 27, TBA
  • Game 7 in Toronto: Sunday, April 29, TBA (if necessary)

No. 2 Boston Celtics (55-27) vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks (44-38)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Boston: Celtics 113, Bucks 107 (OT) | Maloney: Celtics win after crazy sequence
  • Game 2 in Boston: Celtics 120, Bucks 106  | Herbert: Giannis, Middleton can’t beat Celtics by themselves
  • Game 3 in Milwaukee: Bucks 116, Celtics 92 | Maloney: Bucks’ role players dominate
  • Game 4 in Milwaukee: Bucks 104, Celtics 102 | Maloney: Celtics’ loss teaches valuable lessons
  • Game 5 in Boston:  Celtics 92, Bucks 87
  • Game 6 in Milwaukee: Thursday, April 26, TBA
  • Game 7 in Boston: Saturday, April 28, TBA, TNT (if necessary)

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers (52-30) vs. No. 6 Miami Heat (44-38)

Philadelphia wins series 4-1

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers (48-34)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Cleveland: Pacers 98, Cavaliers 80 | Herbert: Offensive issues plague Cavs
  • Game 2 in Cleveland: Cavaliers 100, Pacers 97 | Herbert: LeBron finds sidekick in Korver
  • Game 3 in Indianapolis: Pacers 92, Cavaliers 90 Herbert: Cavs’ nightmare second half
  • Game 4 in Indianapolis: Cavaliers 104, Pacers 100
  • Game 5 in Cleveland: Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 6 in Indianapolis: Friday, April 27, TBA 
  • Game 7 in Cleveland: Sunday, April 29, TBA (if necessary)

Western Conference

No. 1 Houston Rockets (65-17) vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Houston: Rockets 104, Timberwolves 101
  • Game 2 in Houston: Rockets 102, Timberwolves 82
  • Game 3 in Minneapolis: Timberwolves 121, Rockets 105 | Forgrave: Wolves’ win gives fans hope
  • Game 4 in Minneapolis: Rockets 119, Timberwolves 100 | Forgrave: Rockets’ perfect fourth
  • Game 5 in Houston: Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 6 in Minneapolis: Friday, April 27, TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Houston: Sunday, April 29, TBA (if necessary)

No. 2 Golden State Warriors (58-24) vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs (47-35)

Golden State wins series 4-1 

No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers (49-33) vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)

New Orleans wins series 4-0

No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder (48-34) vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz (48-34)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Oklahoma City: Thunder 116, Jazz 108
  • Game 2 in Oklahoma City: Jazz 102, Thunder 95 | Maloney: Thunder stars go 0-14 in final frame
  • Game 3 in Utah: Jazz 115, Thunder 102  
  • Game 4 in Utah: Jazz 116, Thunder 96 | Bizarre wrong call against Jazz
  • Game 5 in Oklahoma City: Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV 
  • Game 6 in Utah: Friday, April 27, TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Oklahoma City: Sunday, April 29, TBA (if necessary)

2018 NBA Playoff Bracket


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