2020 NBA 플레이 오프 - 2020 NBA playoffs

2020 NBA 플레이 오프
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가 사용하는 로고 월트 디즈니 회사 의에서 플레이 오프의 호스팅 홍보 월트 디즈니 월드 아래 리조트의 원래 1971년에서 1994년까지 로고를 사용하여.
날짜 2020 년 8 월 17 일 – 10 월 11 일
챔피언십 장소 ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex , Bay Lake, Florida
시즌 2019–20
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수비 챔피언 토론토 랩터스
챔피언 로스 앤젤레스 레이커스 (17 번째 타이틀)
준우승 마이애미 히트 (6 차 결승전 출전)
준결승 진출 자

2020 NBA 플레이 오프는 이었다 포스트 시즌 대회전국 농구 협회2019-20 시즌 . 플레이 오프는 원래 그러나, 리그 4 월 18 일 시작할 예정되었다 중단 2020년 3월 11일에 시즌 이후 시간 COVID-19가 선언 된 전염병 에 의해 세계 보건기구 (WHO) 와 몇몇 선수 후 바이러스 양성 반응. [1]

6 월 4 일, NBA 이사회는 7 월 31 일 NBA 버블 에서 시즌을 다시 시작할 계획을 승인했습니다 . [2] 이 제안은 6 월 5 일에 전국 농구 선수 협회 회원들에 의해 승인되었습니다 .이 계획에 따라, 정지 당시 리그의 상위 22 개 팀은 플레이 오프 시드를 결정하기 위해 8 개의 추가 정규 시즌 경기를 치렀습니다. 전통적인 포스트 시즌 토너먼트에서 뛰는 팀. 컨퍼런스 내의 아홉 번째 시드가 8 번째 시드의 4 경기 내에 정규 시즌을 마쳤다면 그들은 플레이-인 시리즈에서 경쟁했을 것입니다. [3] 플레이 오프 지점을 결정하기 위해 플레이 인 게임을 마지막으로 한 것은 1956 년 이었습니다. [4]

거품의 일환으로 모든 플레이 오프 게임은 플로리다 베이 레이크에 있는 월트 디즈니 월드 내에 있는 ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 에서 열렸습니다 .

8 월 26 일에 열릴 예정 된 세 가지 게임이에 의해 연기 된 살쾡이 파업 , [5] [6] 받는 응답 야곱 블레이크의 촬영 에서 의 Kenosha, 위스콘신 와, 밀워키 벅스는 첫번째 팀 인하지를 취할 올랜도 매직 과의 경기 5 대결 전에 코트 . 8 월 27 일과 28 일 경기도 연기되었고, 8 월 29 일 경기가 재개되었습니다. [7]

토론토 랩터스는 디펜딩 챔피언 만에 라운드 동부 컨퍼런스 준결승에서 분실 된 보스턴 셀틱스 . 에 컨퍼런스 결승에 만든 팀 중에 2019 NBA 플레이 오프는 컨퍼런스 결승은 2020 년에이 또한 모두 동부와 서부 컨퍼런스 결승 시리즈 (동일 전년의 회의에서 만들어진 것은 이번이 처음이었다하지 NBA 2012 플레이 오프 ), 2012 년 첫 번째 라운드에서 만난 LA 레이커스 / 너겟 시리즈를 제외하고.

개요

체재

NBA가 코로나 바이러스 전염병 으로 인해 2020 년 3 월 11 일 시즌을 중단 한 후 리그는 올해 만 특별 포스트 시즌 형식을 구현하기 시작했습니다. [14]

6 월 4 일, NBA 이사회는 7 월 31 일 NBA 버블 에서 시즌을 재개 할 계획을 승인 했습니다. 리그의 30 개 팀 중 22 개 팀은 플레이 오프 지점에서 6 경기 이내의 모든 클럽입니다. 이 계획에 따라 22 개 팀은 8 개의 정규 시즌 "시드"경기를 치렀습니다. 9 번째 시드가 8 번째 시드의 4 경기 내에 정규 시즌을 마친 경우 각 컨퍼런스의 최종 시드를위한 가능한 3 중 최고의 플레이-인 시리즈가 개최됩니다. 여덟 번째 시드는 사실상 1-0 리드로 시작합니다 . 즉, 진출하려면 한 번만 승리하면되고 아홉 번째 시드는 두 개가 필요합니다. NBA의 정규 플레이 오프 형식은 정상적으로 진행됩니다. 모든 게임이 재생 된 밀실 상기 스포츠 컴플렉스의 ESPN 와이드 월드 에서월트 디즈니 월드 . [2]

NBA의 정규 플레이 오프 형식에 따라 각 컨퍼런스에서 가장 많은 승리를 거둔 8 개 팀이 플레이 오프 자격을 얻었습니다. seedings각 팀의 기록을 기반으로했습니다. 각 회의의 브래킷이 고정되었습니다. 다시 씨를 뿌리지 않았습니다. 모든 라운드는 7 강전 시리즈였습니다. 시리즈는 한 팀이 4 승을 거두면서 끝났고 그 팀은 다음 라운드로 진출했습니다. NBA 결승전을 포함한 모든 라운드는 2–2–1–1–1 형식이었습니다. 콘퍼런스 플레이 오프에서 홈 코트 이점은 상위 시드 팀 (1 위가 가장 높은 팀)에게 돌아 갔지만, 모든 게임이 같은 위치에서 진행 되었기 때문에 이것은 지정된 홈 코트에 불과했습니다. 시딩은 컨퍼런스 내 각 팀의 정규 시즌 기록을 기반으로했습니다. 두 팀의 기록이 같으면 표준 타이 브레이커 규칙이 사용되었습니다. NBA 결승전에서 컨퍼런스 시드는 무시되었습니다. 홈 코트의 이점은 더 나은 정규 시즌 기록을 가진 팀에게 돌아 갔고, 필요한 경우 일대일 기록을 바탕으로 동점을 끊었습니다.

플레이 오프 예선

2020 년 2 월 23 일, 밀워키 벅스 는 플레이 오프 자리를 차지한 최초의 팀이되었습니다. [15] 토론토 랩터스 , [16] 로스 앤젤레스 레이커스 , [17]보스턴 셀틱스 [18] 시즌 전 이후 우승 플레이 오프 선석 3 월 11 일 중단되었다 [14]

3 월 11 일 시즌 중단 이전에 플레이 오프 정박지를 확보 한 팀을 나타냅니다.
* 시즌 재개를위한 22 개 팀 계획의 6 월 승인으로 플레이 오프 정박지 또는 디비전 타이틀을 자동으로 확보 한 팀을 나타냅니다.

동부 컨퍼런스

기록 클린치
플레이 오프 정박지 부문 명
컨퍼런스 최고의 기록

NBA 최고 기록
1 밀워키 벅스 56 ~ 17 세 2 월 23 일 † [15] 6 월 4 일 * 8 월 6 일 [19] 8 월 8 일
2 토론토 랩터스 53 ~ 19 3 월 5 일 † [16] 8 월 9 일
보스턴 셀틱스 48 ~ 24 세 3 월 10 일 † [18]
4 인디애나 페이서스 45 ~ 28 세 6 월 4 일 * [2]
5 마이애미 히트 44 ~ 29 6 월 4 일 * [2] 6 월 4 일 *
6 필라델피아 76ers 43 ~ 30 6 월 4 일 * [2]
7 브루클린 네츠 35 ~ 37 세 8 월 7 일 [20]
8 올랜도 매직 33 ~ 40 8 월 7 일 [21]

웨스턴 컨퍼런스

기록 클린치
플레이 오프 정박지 부문 명
컨퍼런스 최고의 기록

NBA 최고 기록
1 로스 앤젤레스 레이커스 52 ~ 19 세 3 월 6 일 † [17] 8 월 3 일 [22] 8 월 3 일 [22]
2 로스 앤젤레스 클리퍼스 49 ~ 23 6 월 4 일 * [2]
덴버 너기츠 46 ~ 27 6 월 4 일 * [2] 8 월 10 일
4 휴스턴 로켓츠 44 ~ 28 6 월 4 일 * [2] 8 월 9 일
5 오클라호마 시티 썬더 44 ~ 28 6 월 4 일 * [2]
6 유타 재즈 44 ~ 28 6 월 4 일 * [2]
7 달라스 매버릭스 43 ~ 32 8 월 2 일 [23]
8 포틀랜드 트레일 블레이저 35 ~ 39 세 8 월 15 일

까치발

대담한 팀은 다음 라운드로 진출했습니다. 각 팀의 왼쪽에있는 숫자는 회의에서 팀의 시드를 나타내고 오른쪽에있는 숫자는 해당 라운드에서 팀이이긴 게임 수를 나타냅니다. 디비전 챔피언은 별표로 표시됩니다.

첫 번째 라운드 컨퍼런스 준결승 컨퍼런스 결승 NBA 결승
E1 밀워키 * 4
E8 올랜도 1
E1 밀워키 * 1
E5 마이애미 * 4
E4 인디애나 0
E5 마이애미 * 4
E5 마이애미 * 4
동부 컨퍼런스
E3 보스턴 2
E3 보스턴 4
E6 필라델피아 0
E3 보스턴 4
E2 토론토 *
E2 토론토 * 4
E7 브루클린 0
E5 마이애미 * 2
W1 LA 레이커스 * 4
W1 LA 레이커스 * 4
W8 포틀랜드 1
W1 LA 레이커스 * 4
W4 휴스턴 * 1
W4 휴스턴 * 4
W5 오클라호마 시티
W1 LA 레이커스 * 4
웨스턴 컨퍼런스
W3 덴버 * 1
W3 덴버 * 4
W6 유타
W3 덴버 * 4
W2 LA 클리퍼스
W2 LA 클리퍼스 4
W7 달라스 2

* 부문 우승자
Bold Series 우승자

플레이-인 게임

9 번째 시드 멤피스가 8 번째 시드 포틀랜드에서 4 경기 만에 끝났을 때 플레이-인 게임이 웨스턴 컨퍼런스에서 열렸습니다. 여덟 번째 시드는 사실상 1-0 리드로 시작 하여 승격을 위해 단 한 번의 승리가 필요했고, 아홉 번째 시드는 최종 플레이 오프 자리를 차지하기 위해 두 번 승리해야했습니다.

웨스턴 컨퍼런스

(8) 포틀랜드 트레일 블레이저스 vs. (9) 멤피스 그리즐리스

8 월 15 일
2:30 pm
멤피스 그리즐리스 122, 포틀랜드 트레일 블레이저 126
: 분기 처치 19- (31) , (33) -27, (42) -31, 28- 37
Pts : Ja Morant 35
Rebs : Jonas Valančiūnas 17
Asts : Kyle Anderson 9
Pts : Damian Lillard 31 Rebs
: Jusuf Nurkić 21
Asts : Damian Lillard 10
포틀랜드, 시리즈 우승, 1-0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : James Capers, Pat Fraher 및 Tony Brown

이것은 Grizzlies가 첫 번째 회의에서 승리 한 두 팀 간의 두 번째 회의였습니다. [24]

첫 번째 라운드

참고 : 모든 시간은 NBA에 명시된대로 EDT ( UTC−4 )입니다. 모든 게임은 월트 디즈니 월드ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 에서 비공개 로 진행 되었습니다 .

동부 컨퍼런스

(1) 밀워키 벅스 vs. (8) 올랜도 매직

8 월 18 일
오후 1시 30 분
올랜도 매직 122 , 밀워키 벅스 110
분기 별 점수 : 33 –23, 29–29, 30 –27, 30– 31
승점 : 니콜라 부스 빅 35
남군 : 니콜라 부스 빅 14 명
하는 AST : DJ 어거스틴 (11)
Pts : Giannis Antetokounmpo 31 Rebs
: Giannis Antetokounmpo 17
Asts : Giannis Antetokounmpo 7
올랜도 리드 시리즈, 1–0
8 월 20 일
6:00 pm
올랜도 매직 96, 밀워키 벅스 111
분기 별 점수 : 13 ~ 25 , 30 ~ 39 , 30 ~ 29, 23 ~ 18
PTS : 니콜라 부스 빅 32
남군 : 에니스 , Vučević 각 10
하는 AST : DJ 틴 5
Pts : Giannis Antetokounmpo 28 Rebs
: Giannis Antetokounmpo 20
Asts : Eric Bledsoe 7
시리즈 동점, 1–1
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : David Guthrie, James Williams, Tre Maddox
8 월 22 일
1:00 pm
밀워키 벅스 121 , 올랜도 매직 107
분기 별 점수 : 31 –23, 39 –20, 29– 34 , 22– 30
승점 : 야 니스 안데 토 쿤보 35
남군 : 야 니스 안데 토 쿤보 11 명
하는 AST : 에릭 블레 소 8
Pts : DJ Augustin 24
Rebs : Gary Clark 8
Asts : DJ Augustin 6
Milwaukee 리드 시리즈, 2–1
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Marc Davis, Kevin Scott, Michael Smith
8 월 24 일
오후 1시 30 분
밀워키 벅스 121 , 올랜도 매직 106
: 분기 별 채점 (22) -18, 36 -34, 26- 29 , 37 -25
승점 : 야 니스 안데 토 쿤보 31
남군 : 야 니스 안데 토 쿤보 15 명
하는 AST : 야 니스 안데 토 쿤보 8
Pts : Nikola Vučević 31 Rebs
: Nikola Vučević 11
Asts : Fultz , Vučević 각 7
Milwaukee 리드 시리즈, 3–1
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : James Capers, Ed Malloy, Courtney Kirkland
8 월 29 일
오후 3시 30 분
올랜도 매직 104, 밀워키 벅스 118
분기 별 점수 : 21 ~ 26 , 29 ~ 41 , 29 ~ 23, 25 ~ 28
PTS : 니콜라 부스 빅 22
남군 : 니콜라 부스 빅 15 명
하는 AST : 퓰츠 , 5 각 Vučević
Pts : Giannis Antetokounmpo 28 Rebs
: Giannis Antetokounmpo 17
Asts : Eric Bledsoe 8
Milwaukee, 시리즈 우승, 4-1
AdventHealth Arena , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Tony Brothers , Josh Tiven, Tyler Ford

밀워키는 제이콥 블레이크총격 사건 이후 사회 정의를위한 게임을 거부 한 리그 최초의 팀이었다 . [25]

이것은 두 팀 간의 두 번째 플레이 오프 회의였으며 Bucks가 첫 번째 회의에서 승리했습니다. [26]

(2) 토론토 랩터스 vs. (7) 브루클린 네츠

ESPN , SN
8 월 17 일
4:00 pm
브루클린 네츠 110, 토론토 랩터스 134
: 분기 별 채점 20- 37 , 31- 36 , 35 -22, 24 (39)
PTS : 티모스 루 와우-Cabarrot 26
남군 : 자렛 알렌 12 명
하는 AST : 카리스 레버 트 15
Pts : Fred VanVleet 30 Rebs
: Pascal Siakam 11
Asts : Fred VanVleet 11
토론토 선두 시리즈, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : John Goble, Tony Brown, Leon Wood
8 월 19 일
오후 1시 30 분
브루클린 네츠 99, 토론토 랩터스 104
: 분기 별 채점 (33) -29, 20 21 , 27 -24, 19- (30)
Pts : Garrett Temple 21
Rebs : Allen , Harris 각 15 점
Asts : Caris LeVert 11
Pts : Powell , VanVleet 각 24 Rebs
: Kyle Lowry 9
Asts : Fred VanVleet 10
토론토 리드 시리즈, 2–0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Kane Fitzgerald, Sean Corbin, Brian Forte
NBA TV , SN / SN1
8 월 21 일
오후 1시 30 분
토론토 랩터스 117 , 브루클린 네츠 92
분기 별 점수 : 24 –17, 33 –25, 27 –26, 33 –24
승점 : 파스칼 Siakam 26
남군 : 서지이 바카 (13 명)
하는 AST : 카일 라 우리 (7)
Pts : Tyler Johnson 23
Rebs : Jarrett Allen 17
Asts : Caris LeVert 6
토론토 선두 시리즈, 3–0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Zach Zarba , Pat Fraher, Kevin Cutler
TNT , TSN
8 월 23 일
오후 6시 30 분
토론토 랩터스 150 , 브루클린 네츠 122
분기 별 점수 : 39 –32, 38 –36, 39 –19, 34– 35
Pts : Norman Powell 29
Rebs : Serge Ibaka 15
Asts : Pascal Siakam 10
Pts : Caris LeVert 35 Rebs
: Jarrett Allen 15
Asts : Chiozza , LeVert 각 6 개
토론토, 시리즈 우승, 4-0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Scott Foster, Rodney Mott , Derrick Collins

토론토는 단일 게임에서 100 벤치 포인트로 게임 4에서 NBA 플레이 오프 기록을 세웠습니다. [27]

이것은 두 팀 간의 세 번째 플레이 오프 회의였으며 Nets는 이전 두 회의에서 승리했습니다. [28]

(3) 보스턴 셀틱스 vs. (6) 필라델피아 76ers

8 월 17 일
오후 6시 30 분
필라델피아 76ers 101, Boston Celtics 109
분기 별 점수 : 26 –25, 23– 30 , 30 –20, 22– 34
승점 : 조엘 엠비 이드 26
남군 : 조엘 엠비 이드 16 명
하는 AST : 토비아스 해리스 (8)
Pts : Jayson Tatum 32 Rebs
: Jayson Tatum 13
Asts : Kemba Walker 5
보스턴 리드 시리즈, 1–0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Zach Zarba , Pat Fraher, Sean Corbin
8 월 19 일
오후 6시 30 분
필라델피아 76ers 101, 보스턴 셀틱스 128
분기 별 점수 : 33 –27, 24– 38 , 18– 33 , 26– 30
승점 : 조엘 엠비 이드 34
남군 : 토비아스 해리스 (11 명)
하는 AST : 흔들어 밀튼 4
Pts : Jayson Tatum 33
Rebs : Enes Kanter 9
Asts : Jayson Tatum 5
보스턴 리드 시리즈, 2–0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : John Goble, Tony Brown, Curtis Blair
8 월 21 일
오후 6시 30 분
보스턴 셀틱스 102 , 필라델피아 76ers 94
분기 별 점수 : 26 –24, 25–25, 25 –23, 26 –22
PTS : 켐바 워커 24
남군 : 스마트 워커 8 각
하는 AST : 켐바 워커 4
Pts : Joel Embiid 30 Rebs
: 토비아스 해리스 15
Asts : 토비아스 해리스 4
보스턴 리드 시리즈, 3–0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Scott Foster, Sean Wright, Courtney Kirkland
8 월 23 일
1:00 pm
보스턴 셀틱스 110 , 필라델피아 76ers 106
분기 별 점수 : 27– 32 , 30 –26, 32 –19, 21– 29
PTS : 켐바 워커 32
남군 : 제이슨 테이텀 15
하는 AST : 스마트 , 테이텀 워커 4 각
Pts : Joel Embiid 30 Rebs
: Embiid, Horford 각 10 개
Asts : Josh Richardson 5
보스턴, 시리즈 우승, 4-0
HP Field House , Bay Lake, Florida
심판 : Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis, Dedric Taylor

이것은 두 팀 간의 22 번째 플레이 오프 회의였으며 Celtics는 첫 21 회의 회의 중 13 번을 이겼습니다. [29]

(4) Indiana Pacers vs. (5) Miami Heat

August 18
4:00pm
Miami Heat 113, Indiana Pacers 101
Scoring by quarter: 27–33, 29–19, 25–28, 32–21
Pts: Jimmy Butler 28
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 10
Asts: Bam Adebayo 6
Pts: T. J. Warren 22
Rebs: Myles Turner 9
Asts: Malcolm Brogdon 10
Miami leads series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: David Guthrie, Ed Malloy, Tyler Ford
August 20
1:00pm
Miami Heat 109, Indiana Pacers 100
Scoring by quarter: 22–24, 29–22, 37–31, 21–23
Pts: Duncan Robinson 24
Rebs: Jae Crowder 8
Asts: Dragić, Butler 6 each
Pts: Victor Oladipo 22
Rebs: Myles Turner 8
Asts: Malcolm Brogdon 9
Miami leads series, 2–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Josh Tiven, Derrick Collins
August 22
3:30pm
Indiana Pacers 115, Miami Heat 124
Scoring by quarter: 27–34, 29–40, 34–20, 25–30
Pts: Malcolm Brogdon 34
Rebs: Myles Turner 12
Asts: Malcolm Brogdon 14
Pts: Jimmy Butler 27
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 11
Asts: Goran Dragić 6
Miami leads series, 3–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Tony Brothers, Tre Maddox, Ben Taylor
August 24
6:30pm
Indiana Pacers 87, Miami Heat 99
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 20–27, 20–22, 25–29
Pts: Victor Oladipo 25
Rebs: Myles Turner 14
Asts: Malcolm Brogdon 7
Pts: Goran Dragić 23
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 19
Asts: Bam Adebayo 6
Miami wins series, 4–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kevin Scott, Gediminas Petraitis

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Heat winning three of the first four meetings.[30]

Western Conference

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers

August 18
9:00pm
Portland Trail Blazers 100, Los Angeles Lakers 93
Scoring by quarter: 36–25, 21–31, 21–19, 22–18
Pts: Damian Lillard 34
Rebs: Jusuf Nurkić 15
Asts: Anthony, Lillard 5 each
Pts: Anthony Davis 28
Rebs: LeBron James 17
Asts: LeBron James 16
Portland leads series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Tre Maddox, James Williams

Despite a losing effort, LeBron James had the first 20-point, 15 rebound, 15 assist performance in NBA playoff history.

August 20
9:00pm
Portland Trail Blazers 88, Los Angeles Lakers 111
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 20–29, 19–32, 30–23
Pts: Damian Lillard 18
Rebs: Hassan Whiteside 9
Asts: CJ McCollum 3
Pts: Anthony Davis 31
Rebs: Anthony Davis 11
Asts: LeBron James 7
Series tied, 1–1
August 22
8:30pm
Los Angeles Lakers 116, Portland Trail Blazers 108
Scoring by quarter: 25–29, 28–28, 40–29, 23–22
Pts: LeBron James 38
Rebs: LeBron James 12
Asts: Davis, James 8 each
Pts: Damian Lillard 34
Rebs: McCollum, Whiteside 8 each
Asts: Damian Lillard 7
LA Lakers lead series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Josh Tiven, Mark Ayotte
August 24
9:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers 135, Portland Trail Blazers 115
Scoring by quarter: 43–25, 37–26, 32–36, 23–28
Pts: LeBron James 30
Rebs: McGee, Howard 8 each
Asts: LeBron James 10
Pts: Jusuf Nurkić 20
Rebs: Jusuf Nurkić 13
Asts: Anfernee Simons 6
LA Lakers lead series, 3–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: David Guthrie, Rodney Mott, Ben Taylor
August 29
9:00pm
Portland Trail Blazers 122, Los Angeles Lakers 131
Scoring by quarter: 31–35, 37–33, 24–32, 30–31
Pts: CJ McCollum 36
Rebs: Jusuf Nurkić 10
Asts: CJ McCollum 7
Pts: Anthony Davis 43
Rebs: LeBron James 10
Asts: LeBron James 10
LA Lakers win series, 4–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kevin Scott, Curtis Blair

This was the Lakers first playoff series win since 2012.

Game 5 was postponed by the league after the Lakers and Trail Blazers refused to play.[31]

This was the 12th playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning nine of the first eleven meetings.[32]

(2) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks

August 17
9:00pm
Dallas Mavericks 110, Los Angeles Clippers 118
Scoring by quarter: 38–34, 31–32, 13–21, 28–31
Pts: Luka Dončić 42
Rebs: Boban Marjanović 8
Asts: Luka Dončić 9
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 29
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 12
Asts: Kawhi Leonard 6
LA Clippers lead series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis, Mark Ayotte

Dončić's 42 points are the most points in a playoff debut.

August 19
9:00pm
Dallas Mavericks 127, Los Angeles Clippers 114
Scoring by quarter: 29–25, 32–31, 37–29, 29–29
Pts: Luka Dončić 28
Rebs: Maxi Kleber 10
Asts: Luka Dončić 7
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 35
Rebs: George, Leonard 10 each
Asts: Lou Williams 7
Series tied, 1–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Sean Wright, Courtney Kirkland
August 21
9:00pm
Los Angeles Clippers 130, Dallas Mavericks 122
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 45–31, 34–31, 28–37
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 36
Rebs: George, Leonard 9 each
Asts: Kawhi Leonard 8
Pts: Kristaps Porziņģis 34
Rebs: Kristaps Porziņģis 13
Asts: Luka Dončić 10
LA Clippers lead series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Tony Brown, Curtis Blair
August 23
3:30pm
Los Angeles Clippers 133, Dallas Mavericks 135 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 34–24, 32–34, 19–35, 36–28, Overtime: 12–14
Pts: Lou Williams 36
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 9
Asts: Lou Williams 5
Pts: Luka Dončić 43
Rebs: Luka Dončić 17
Asts: Luka Dončić 13
Series tied, 2–2
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, James Williams, Kevin Cutler

Down by 1, Luka Dončić hit the game-winning 3 point buzzer-beater at the end of overtime. He becomes the youngest player to hit a buzzer-beater in the playoffs. His winning shot capped an incredible triple-double performance with 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists.

August 25
9:00pm
Dallas Mavericks 111, Los Angeles Clippers 154
Scoring by quarter: 22–41, 30–35, 34–35, 25–43
Pts: Luka Dončić 22
Rebs: Luka Dončić 8
Asts: Dončić, Finney-Smith 4 each
Pts: Paul George 35
Rebs: Montrezl Harrell 11
Asts: Reggie Jackson 5
LA Clippers lead series, 3–2
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Pat Fraher, Tre Maddox

The Clippers set 5 franchise records in this game, including: most points scored in a playoff game, as well as most 3-pointers made in a playoff game, as they shot 22-of-35 from long range.

August 30
3:30pm
Los Angeles Clippers 111, Dallas Mavericks 97
Scoring by quarter: 29–34, 28–17, 28–23, 26–23
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 33
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 14
Asts: George, Leonard 7 each
Pts: Luka Dončić 38
Rebs: Burke, Dončić 9 each
Asts: Luka Dončić 9
LA Clippers win series, 4–2
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Bill Kennedy, Sean Corbin

Kawhi Leonard became the first player since 2000 to have 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 5+ steals in a playoff game.

This was the first playoff meeting between the Clippers and the Mavericks.[33]

(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Utah Jazz

August 17
1:30pm
Utah Jazz 125, Denver Nuggets 135 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 25–31, 27–28, 31–19, 32–37, Overtime: 10–20
Pts: Donovan Mitchell 57
Rebs: Bradley, Mitchell 9 each
Asts: Donovan Mitchell 7
Pts: Jamal Murray 36
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 10
Asts: Jamal Murray 9
Denver leads series, 1–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Sean Wright, Curtis Blair

Mitchell's 57 points became the third most points scored in a single playoff game.

August 19
4:00pm
Utah Jazz 124, Denver Nuggets 105
Scoring by quarter: 27–25, 34–23, 43–29, 20–28
Pts: Donovan Mitchell 30
Rebs: Bradley, Gobert, O'Neale 7 each
Asts: Mitchell, O'Neale 8 each
Pts: Jokić, Porter Jr. 28 each
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 11
Asts: Nikola Jokić 6
Series tied, 1–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, Pat Fraher, Michael Smith
August 21
4:00pm
Denver Nuggets 87, Utah Jazz 124
Scoring by quarter: 14–25, 28–34, 20–35, 25–30
Pts: Nikola Jokić 15
Rebs: Plumlee, Dozier 6 each
Asts: Jokić, Murray 6 each
Pts: Mike Conley Jr. 27
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 14
Asts: Joe Ingles 8
Utah leads series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis, Tyler Ford
August 23
9:00pm
Denver Nuggets 127, Utah Jazz 129
Scoring by quarter: 36–33, 29–31, 24–33, 38–32
Pts: Jamal Murray 50
Rebs: Jamal Murray 11
Asts: Jamal Murray 7
Pts: Donovan Mitchell 51
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 11
Asts: Donovan Mitchell 7
Utah leads series, 3–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Sean Corbin, Brian Forte

This was the first playoff game in NBA history in which two players scored 50 points.

August 25
6:30pm
Utah Jazz 107, Denver Nuggets 117
Scoring by quarter: 32–33, 31–21, 23–28, 21–35
Pts: Donovan Mitchell 30
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 12
Asts: Conley Jr., Mitchell 5 each
Pts: Jamal Murray 42
Rebs: Jamal Murray 8
Asts: Jamal Murray 8
Utah leads series, 3–2
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Tony Brown, James Williams
August 30
8:30pm
Denver Nuggets 119, Utah Jazz 107
Scoring by quarter: 30–36, 31–20, 27–23, 31–28
Pts: Jamal Murray 50
Rebs: Michael Porter Jr. 12
Asts: Nikola Jokić 9
Pts: Donovan Mitchell 44
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 11
Asts: Mike Conley Jr. 6
Series tied, 3–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, Sean Wright, Courtney Kirkland
September 1
8:30pm
Utah Jazz 78, Denver Nuggets 80
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 15–24, 24–15, 18–15
Pts: Donovan Mitchell 22
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 18
Asts: Mike Conley Jr. 7
Pts: Nikola Jokić 30
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 14
Asts: Monté Morris 5
Denver wins series, 4–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, David Guthrie, Bill Kennedy

Denver became the 12th team in NBA history to come back from a 3–1 deficit. Nikola Jokić scored the go-ahead hook shot with 27.8 seconds remaining in regulation. Mike Conley Jr.'s potential series-winning three-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out.

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Jazz winning three of the first four meetings.[34]

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Oklahoma City Thunder

August 18
6:30pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 108, Houston Rockets 123
Scoring by quarter: 20–28, 32–40, 31–36, 25–19
Pts: Danilo Gallinari 29
Rebs: Steven Adams 12
Asts: Chris Paul 9
Pts: James Harden 37
Rebs: James Harden 11
Asts: Danuel House 5
Houston leads series, 1–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Josh Tiven, Derrick Collins
August 20
3:30pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 98, Houston Rockets 111
Scoring by quarter: 30–35, 29–18, 19–24, 20–34
Pts: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 31
Rebs: Steven Adams 11
Asts: Dennis Schröder 5
Pts: James Harden 21
Rebs: Danuel House 9
Asts: James Harden 9
Houston leads series, 2–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kevin Scott, Gediminas Petraitis
August 22
6:00pm
Houston Rockets 107, Oklahoma City Thunder 119 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 29–23, 34–34, 19–21, 22–26, Overtime: 3–15
Pts: James Harden 38
Rebs: Danuel House 10
Asts: James Harden 8
Pts: Dennis Schröder 29
Rebs: Steven Adams 13
Asts: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6
Houston leads series, 2–1
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: David Guthrie, Ed Malloy, Leon Wood
August 24
4:00pm
Houston Rockets 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 117
Scoring by quarter: 37–35, 23–25, 33–32, 21–25
Pts: James Harden 32
Rebs: P. J. Tucker 11
Asts: James Harden 15
Pts: Dennis Schröder 30
Rebs: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 12
Asts: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6
Series tied, 2–2
August 29
6:30pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 80, Houston Rockets 114
Scoring by quarter: 14–24, 31–24, 18–37, 17–29
Pts: Dennis Schröder 19
Rebs: Steven Adams 14
Asts: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 4
Pts: James Harden 31
Rebs: Jeff Green 10
Asts: Russell Westbrook 7
Houston leads series, 3–2
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Eric Lewis, Rodney Mott

Game 5 was postponed by the league following a boycott by the Rockets and Thunder.[35]

August 31
9:00pm
Houston Rockets 100, Oklahoma City Thunder 104
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 26–24, 24–29, 25–27
Pts: James Harden 32
Rebs: P. J. Tucker 11
Asts: James Harden 7
Pts: Chris Paul 28
Rebs: Steven Adams 14
Asts: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6
Series tied, 3–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Josh Tiven, Kevin Scott
September 2
9:00pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 102, Houston Rockets 104
Scoring by quarter: 30–29, 29–32, 21–24, 22–19
Pts: Luguentz Dort 30
Rebs: Chris Paul 11
Asts: Chris Paul 12
Pts: Covington, Gordon 21 each
Rebs: Robert Covington 10
Asts: James Harden 9
Houston wins series, 4–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Pat Fraher, Tony Brown

This was the ninth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Thunder/SuperSonics winning six of the first eight meetings.[36]

Conference Semifinals

Note: All times are EDT (UTC−4) as listed by the NBA. All games were played behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World.

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (5) Miami Heat

August 31
6:30pm
Miami Heat 115, Milwaukee Bucks 104
Scoring by quarter: 29–40, 31–23, 32–23, 23–18
Pts: Jimmy Butler 40
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 17
Asts: Bam Adebayo 6
Pts: Khris Middleton 28
Rebs: Giannis Antetokounmpo 10
Asts: Giannis Antetokounmpo 9
Miami leads series, 1–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis, Rodney Mott
September 2
6:30pm
Miami Heat 116, Milwaukee Bucks 114
Scoring by quarter: 38–29, 28–31, 24–26, 26–28
Pts: Goran Dragić 23
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 9
Asts: Jimmy Butler 6
Pts: Giannis Antetokounmpo 29
Rebs: Giannis Antetokounmpo 14
Asts: Khris Middleton 8
Miami leads series, 2–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Sean Wright, Kevin Scott

After being fouled by Giannis Antetokounmpo on a game-winning shot attempt as time expired in regulation, Jimmy Butler won the game for Miami with a pair of walk-off free throws. This marked the first time a playoff game had ended in such a fashion since Game 1 of the 1979 NBA Finals.[37]

September 4
6:30pm
Milwaukee Bucks 100, Miami Heat 115
Scoring by quarter: 30–29, 27–21, 30–25, 13–40
Pts: Brook Lopez 22
Rebs: Giannis Antetokounmpo 16
Asts: Giannis Antetokounmpo 9
Pts: Jimmy Butler 30
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 16
Asts: Jimmy Butler 6
Miami leads series, 3–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, David Guthrie, Sean Corbin
September 6
3:30pm
Milwaukee Bucks 118, Miami Heat 115 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 28–17, 35–40, 22–19, Overtime: 11–8
Pts: Khris Middleton 36
Rebs: Eric Bledsoe 10
Asts: Khris Middleton 8
Pts: Bam Adebayo 26
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 12
Asts: Adebayo, Dragić 8 each
Miami leads series, 3–1
September 8
6:30pm
Miami Heat 103, Milwaukee Bucks 94
Scoring by quarter: 19–28, 33–18, 21–19, 30–29
Pts: Butler, Dragić 17 each
Rebs: Jimmy Butler 10
Asts: Butler, Herro 6 each
Pts: Khris Middleton 23
Rebs: Brook Lopez 14
Asts: Eric Bledsoe 9
Miami wins series, 4–1
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Josh Tiven, Rodney Mott

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Heat winning the previous meeting.[38]

(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (3) Boston Celtics

August 30
1:00pm
Boston Celtics 112, Toronto Raptors 94
Scoring by quarter: 39–23, 20–19, 29–31, 24–21
Pts: Smart, Tatum 21 each
Rebs: Daniel Theis 15
Asts: Kemba Walker 10
Pts: Kyle Lowry 17
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 9
Asts: Lowry, VanVleet 8 each
Boston leads series, 1–0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Ed Malloy, James Williams

Both teams discussed a boycott of Game 1, similar to the Milwaukee Bucks, in protest due to the shooting of Jacob Blake. The game was eventually postponed.

ESPN, SN
September 1
5:30pm
Boston Celtics 102, Toronto Raptors 99
Scoring by quarter: 28–28, 22–20, 20–30, 32–21
Pts: Jayson Tatum 34
Rebs: Daniel Theis 9
Asts: Jayson Tatum 6
Pts: OG Anunoby 20
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 9
Asts: Lowry, VanVleet 7 each
Boston leads series, 2–0
TNT, TSN
September 3
6:30pm
Toronto Raptors 104, Boston Celtics 103
Scoring by quarter: 28–33, 19–24, 29–23, 28–23
Pts: Kyle Lowry 31
Rebs: OG Anunoby 10
Asts: Kyle Lowry 8
Pts: Kemba Walker 29
Rebs: Jaylen Brown 12
Asts: Jayson Tatum 6
Boston leads series, 2–1
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Josh Tiven, Rodney Mott

With 0.5 seconds on the clock and Toronto trailing by 2, Kyle Lowry threw a cross-court inbounds pass to OG Anunoby, who made a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded to win the game for Toronto.

TNT, SN
September 5
6:30pm
Toronto Raptors 100, Boston Celtics 93
Scoring by quarter: 31–27, 18–22, 32–24, 19–20
Pts: Pascal Siakam 23
Rebs: Lowry, Siakam 11 each
Asts: Kyle Lowry 7
Pts: Jayson Tatum 24
Rebs: Jayson Tatum 10
Asts: Kemba Walker 8
Series tied, 2–2
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Bill Kennedy, Kevin Scott
TNT, TSN
September 7
6:30pm
Boston Celtics 111, Toronto Raptors 89
Scoring by quarter: 25–11, 37–24, 25–28, 24–26
Pts: Jaylen Brown 27
Rebs: Jayson Tatum 10
Asts: Kemba Walker 7
Pts: Fred VanVleet 18
Rebs: OG Anunoby 7
Asts: Lowry, VanVleet 5 each
Boston leads series, 3–2
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis, Courtney Kirkland
ESPN, SN
September 9
6:30pm
Toronto Raptors 125, Boston Celtics 122 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 21–25, 27–27, 33–25, 17–21, Overtime: 8–8, 19–16
Pts: Kyle Lowry 33
Rebs: OG Anunoby 13
Asts: Fred VanVleet 7
Pts: Jaylen Brown 31
Rebs: Jaylen Brown 16
Asts: Marcus Smart 10
Series tied, 3–3
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Tony Brothers, Sean Wright
TNT, TSN
September 11
9:00pm
Boston Celtics 92, Toronto Raptors 87
Scoring by quarter: 26–27, 24–19, 22–25, 20–16
Pts: Jayson Tatum 29
Rebs: Jayson Tatum 12
Asts: Jayson Tatum 7
Pts: Fred VanVleet 20
Rebs: Pascal Siakam 11
Asts: Fred VanVleet 6
Boston wins series, 4–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Zach Zarba, David Guthrie

This was the first playoff meeting between the Raptors and the Celtics.[39] This was also the first best-of-7 playoff series in NBA history where the road team won every game (and the second overall in North American sports history in addition to the 2019 World Series), although the games were technically all held at a neutral site.

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (4) Houston Rockets

September 4
9:00pm
Houston Rockets 112, Los Angeles Lakers 97
Scoring by quarter: 29–28, 34–27, 22–24, 27–18
Pts: James Harden 36
Rebs: Tucker, Westbrook 9 each
Asts: Russell Westbrook 6
Pts: Anthony Davis 25
Rebs: Anthony Davis 14
Asts: LeBron James 7
Houston leads series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Sean Wright, Ben Taylor
September 6
8:30pm
Houston Rockets 109, Los Angeles Lakers 117
Scoring by quarter: 20–36, 31–31, 41–23, 17–27
Pts: James Harden 27
Rebs: Russell Westbrook 13
Asts: James Harden 7
Pts: Anthony Davis 34
Rebs: LeBron James 11
Asts: James, Rondo 9 each
Series tied, 1–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Josh Tiven, Curtis Blair
September 8
9:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers 112, Houston Rockets 102
Scoring by quarter: 32–33, 29–31, 21–18, 30–20
Pts: LeBron James 36
Rebs: Anthony Davis 15
Asts: Rajon Rondo 9
Pts: James Harden 33
Rebs: James Harden 9
Asts: James Harden 9
LA Lakers lead series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Pat Fraher, Tre Maddox
September 10
7:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers 110, Houston Rockets 100
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 31–19, 29–29, 24–30
Pts: Anthony Davis 29
Rebs: LeBron James 15
Asts: LeBron James 9
Pts: Russell Westbrook 26
Rebs: Jeff Green 7
Asts: James Harden 10
LA Lakers lead series, 3–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Tony Brown, Courtney Kirkland
September 12
8:00pm
Houston Rockets 96, Los Angeles Lakers 119
Scoring by quarter: 20–35, 31–27, 18–33, 27–24
Pts: James Harden 30
Rebs: James Harden 6
Asts: Russell Westbrook 6
Pts: LeBron James 29
Rebs: Davis, James 11 each
Asts: LeBron James 7
LA Lakers win series, 4–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Eric Lewis, Bill Kennedy

This was the ninth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning five of the first eight meetings.[40]

(2) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (3) Denver Nuggets

September 3
9:00pm
Denver Nuggets 97, Los Angeles Clippers 120
Scoring by quarter: 31–31, 20–38, 16–22, 30–29
Pts: Nikola Jokić 15
Rebs: Paul Millsap 9
Asts: Jamal Murray 6
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 29
Rebs: three players 7 each
Asts: George, Williams 4 each
LA Clippers lead series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, Eric Lewis, James Williams
September 5
9:00pm
Denver Nuggets 110, Los Angeles Clippers 101
Scoring by quarter: 44–25, 28–31, 17–21, 21–24
Pts: Jamal Murray 27
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 18
Asts: Jamal Murray 6
Pts: Paul George 22
Rebs: JaMychal Green 11
Asts: Kawhi Leonard 8
Series tied, 1–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Pat Fraher, Tre Maddox
September 7
9:00pm
Los Angeles Clippers 113, Denver Nuggets 107
Scoring by quarter: 33–32, 24–27, 27–29, 29–19
Pts: Paul George 32
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 14
Asts: Kawhi Leonard 6
Pts: Nikola Jokić 32
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 12
Asts: Jamal Murray 9
LA Clippers lead series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Tony Brown, Ed Malloy
September 9
9:00pm
Los Angeles Clippers 96, Denver Nuggets 85
Scoring by quarter: 26–12, 22–28, 25–23, 23–22
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 30
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 11
Asts: Kawhi Leonard 9
Pts: Nikola Jokić 26
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 11
Asts: Jamal Murray 7
LA Clippers lead series, 3–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, David Guthrie, Bill Kennedy
September 11
6:30pm
Denver Nuggets 111, Los Angeles Clippers 105
Scoring by quarter: 23–28, 21–28, 29–24, 38–25
Pts: Jamal Murray 26
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 14
Asts: Jamal Murray 7
Pts: Kawhi Leonard 36
Rebs: Leonard, Zubac 9 each
Asts: Paul George 6
LA Clippers lead series, 3–2
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Tony Brothers, Kevin Scott
September 13
1:00pm
Los Angeles Clippers 98, Denver Nuggets 111
Scoring by quarter: 34–26, 29–21, 16–30, 19–34
Pts: Paul George 33
Rebs: Ivica Zubac 12
Asts: Kawhi Leonard 5
Pts: Nikola Jokić 34
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 14
Asts: Nikola Jokić 7
Series tied, 3–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Kane Fitzgerald, Josh Tiven, Tre Maddox
September 15
9:00pm
Denver Nuggets 104, Los Angeles Clippers 89
Scoring by quarter: 24–24, 30–32, 28–18, 22–15
Pts: Jamal Murray 40
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 22
Asts: Nikola Jokić 13
Pts: Montrezl Harrell 20
Rebs: Leonard, Morris, Green 6 each
Asts: Leonard, Beverley, Williams 6 each
Denver wins series, 4–3
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, John Goble, Eric Lewis

This was the first time that an NBA team overcame a 3–1 deficit twice in the same playoffs, and the first time an NBA franchise did so twice in the same decade.

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Clippers winning the previous meeting.[41]

Conference Finals

Note: All times are EDT (UTC−4) as listed by the NBA. All games were played behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World.

Eastern Conference Finals

(3) Boston Celtics vs. (5) Miami Heat

September 15
6:30pm
Miami Heat 117, Boston Celtics 114 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 18−26, 37−29, 16−28, 35−23, Overtime: 11−8
Pts: Goran Dragić 29
Rebs: Tyler Herro 11
Asts: Adebayo, Herro 9 each
Pts: Jayson Tatum 30
Rebs: Jayson Tatum 14
Asts: Walker, Wanamaker 6 each
Miami leads series, 1−0
HP Field House, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Sean Wright
September 17
7:00pm
Miami Heat 106, Boston Celtics 101
Scoring by quarter: 28–31, 19–29, 37–17, 22–24
Pts: Goran Dragić 25
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 10
Asts: Dragić, Herro 5 each
Pts: Kemba Walker 23
Rebs: Daniel Theis 8
Asts: Smart, Tatum 4 each
Miami leads series, 2−0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, David Guthrie, Tony Brown
September 19
8:30pm
Boston Celtics 117, Miami Heat 106
Scoring by quarter: 31–22, 32–28, 26–24, 28–32
Pts: Jaylen Brown 26
Rebs: Jayson Tatum 14
Asts: Jayson Tatum 8
Pts: Bam Adebayo 27
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 16
Asts: Crowder, Dragić 5 each
Miami leads series, 2−1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, Eric Lewis, Pat Fraher
September 23
8:30pm
Boston Celtics 109, Miami Heat 112
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 21–26, 32–27, 33–35
Pts: Jayson Tatum 28
Rebs: Brown, Tatum, Theis 9 each
Asts: Marcus Smart 11
Pts: Tyler Herro 37
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 12
Asts: Bam Adebayo 4
Miami leads series, 3−1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Tre Maddox
September 25
8:30pm
Miami Heat 108, Boston Celtics 121
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 32–33, 25–41, 25–29
Pts: Goran Dragić 23
Rebs: Adebayo, Butler 8 each
Asts: Adebayo, Butler 8 each
Pts: Jayson Tatum 31
Rebs: Daniel Theis 13
Asts: Marcus Smart 8
Miami leads series, 3–2
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Josh Tiven, Kevin Scott
September 27
7:30pm
Boston Celtics 113, Miami Heat 125
Scoring by quarter: 27–33, 33–29, 26–26, 27–37
Pts: Jaylen Brown 26
Rebs: Brown, Smart 8 each
Asts: Jayson Tatum 11
Pts: Bam Adebayo 32
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 14
Asts: Jimmy Butler 8
Miami wins series, 4–2

This was the fourth playoff meeting between the two teams, with the Heat winning two of the first three meetings.[42]

Western Conference Finals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Denver Nuggets

September 18
9:00 PM
Denver Nuggets 114, Los Angeles Lakers 126
Scoring by quarter: 38–36, 21–34, 20–33, 33–23
Pts: Jokić, Murray 21 each
Rebs: Michael Porter Jr. 10
Asts: Jamal Murray 5
Pts: Anthony Davis 37
Rebs: Anthony Davis 10
Asts: LeBron James 12
LA Lakers lead series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Courtney Kirkland
September 20
7:30 PM
Denver Nuggets 103, Los Angeles Lakers 105
Scoring by quarter: 21–29, 29–31, 28–22, 25–23
Pts: Nikola Jokić 30
Rebs: Paul Millsap 8
Asts: Nikola Jokić 9
Pts: Anthony Davis 31
Rebs: LeBron James 11
Asts: Rajon Rondo 9
LA Lakers lead series, 2–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: John Goble, Josh Tiven, Bill Kennedy

Anthony Davis scored 31 points, including a 3-point shot over Nikola Jokić at the buzzer, to give the Lakers a 2–0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

September 22
9:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers 106, Denver Nuggets 114
Scoring by quarter: 27–29, 26–34, 22–30, 31–21
Pts: LeBron James 30
Rebs: LeBron James 10
Asts: LeBron James 11
Pts: Jamal Murray 28
Rebs: Nikola Jokić 10
Asts: Jamal Murray 12
LA Lakers lead series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Kevin Scott
September 24
9:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers 114, Denver Nuggets 108
Scoring by quarter: 37–30, 23–25, 27–29, 27–24
Pts: Anthony Davis 34
Rebs: Dwight Howard 11
Asts: LeBron James 8
Pts: Jamal Murray 32
Rebs: Michael Porter Jr. 8
Asts: Jamal Murray 8
LA Lakers lead series, 3–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, David Guthrie, Rodney Mott
September 26
9:00 PM
Denver Nuggets 107, Los Angeles Lakers 117
Scoring by quarter: 30–33, 21–28, 33–26, 23–30
Pts: Grant, Jokić 20 each
Rebs: Jerami Grant 9
Asts: Jamal Murray 8
Pts: LeBron James 38
Rebs: LeBron James 16
Asts: LeBron James 10
LA Lakers win series, 4–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, Eric Lewis, Tony Brown

This was the seventh playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning the first six meetings.[43]

NBA Finals: (W1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (E5) Miami Heat

Note: All times are EDT (UTC−4) as listed by the NBA. All games were played behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World.
September 30
9:00pm
Miami Heat 98, Los Angeles Lakers 116
Scoring by quarter: 28–31, 20–34, 19–28, 31–23
Pts: Jimmy Butler 23
Rebs: Iguodala, Nunn, Olynyk 5 each
Asts: Andre Iguodala 6
Pts: Anthony Davis 34
Rebs: LeBron James 13
Asts: LeBron James 9
LA Lakers lead series, 1–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Josh Tiven
October 2
9:00pm
Miami Heat 114, Los Angeles Lakers 124
Scoring by quarter: 23–29, 31–39, 39–35, 21–21
Pts: Jimmy Butler 25
Rebs: Kelly Olynyk 9
Asts: Jimmy Butler 13
Pts: LeBron James 33
Rebs: Anthony Davis 14
Asts: Rajon Rondo 10
LA Lakers lead series, 2–0
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, David Guthrie, Eric Lewis
October 4
7:30pm
Los Angeles Lakers 104, Miami Heat 115
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 31–32, 26–27, 24–30
Pts: LeBron James 25
Rebs: LeBron James 10
Asts: LeBron James 8
Pts: Jimmy Butler 40
Rebs: Jimmy Butler 11
Asts: Jimmy Butler 13
LA Lakers lead series, 2–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Pat Fraher
October 6
9:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers 102, Miami Heat 96
Scoring by quarter: 27–22, 22–25, 26–23, 27–26
Pts: LeBron James 28
Rebs: LeBron James 12
Asts: LeBron James 8
Pts: Jimmy Butler 22
Rebs: Jimmy Butler 10
Asts: Jimmy Butler 9
LA Lakers lead series, 3–1
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Zach Zarba, John Goble, Tony Brown
October 9
9:00pm
Miami Heat 111, Los Angeles Lakers 108
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 35–32, 28–26, 23–26
Pts: Jimmy Butler 35
Rebs: Jimmy Butler 12
Asts: Jimmy Butler 11
Pts: LeBron James 40
Rebs: LeBron James 13
Asts: LeBron James 7
LA Lakers lead series, 3–2
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis
October 11
7:30pm
Los Angeles Lakers 106, Miami Heat 93
Scoring by quarter: 28–20, 36–16, 23–22, 19–35
Pts: LeBron James 28
Rebs: Anthony Davis 15
Asts: LeBron James 10
Pts: Bam Adebayo 25
Rebs: Bam Adebayo 10
Asts: Jimmy Butler 8
LA Lakers wins series, 4–2
AdventHealth Arena, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Tony Brothers, David Guthrie

This was the first playoff meeting between the Lakers and the Heat.[44]

Statistical leaders

Category Game High Average
Player Team High Player Team Avg. GP
Points Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz 57 Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz 36.3 7
Rebounds Nikola Jokić Denver Nuggets 22 Jarrett Allen Brooklyn Nets 14.8 4
Assists LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers 16 Malcolm Brogdon Indiana Pacers 10.0 4
Steals Fred VanVleet Toronto Raptors 6 Robert Covington Houston Rockets 2.5 12
Blocks Hassan Whiteside
Myles Turner
Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers
5 Myles Turner Indiana Pacers 4.0 4

Media coverage

Television

ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV broadcast the playoffs nationally in the United States. During the first two rounds, games were split between TNT, ESPN, and ABC regardless of conference. NBA TV also televised selected games in the first round. Regional sports networks affiliated with the teams also broadcast the games, except for games televised on ABC. The