#NBA Playoffs


NBA playoffs 2021: What's real and what's not in Round 1?

All eight NBA playoffs first-round matchups are set -- and the quest to 16 wins can now officially begin. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in a unique position as the betting favorite in their series against the Phoenix Suns while being the No. 7 seed. The Brooklyn Nets are the favorites to emerge from the East but face the challenge of their three stars -- Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving -- having played only eight games together in the regular season. Meanwhile, should the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz be concerned about their first-round matchups against the Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies who employ game-changing guards such as Bradley Beal and Ja Morant?
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Best bets for the 2021 NBA playoffs

The play-in tournament is wrapping up, and it's time for the NBA playoffs. Which teams will emerge from the postseason?. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (29-16), Joe Fortenbaugh (14-14), André Snellings (61-42-1), Tyler Fulghum (24-30) and Anita Marks (24-17) -- are here to give their best bets for the playoffs.
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Sunday NBA Playoffs Sharp Report (5-23)

Today, the weekend wraps up with 15 MLB games, 4 NBA playoff games and 4 NHL Stanley Cup playoff games. For extensive Sunday betting analysis and line move updates be sure to join Patrick Meagher and myself this morning from 10 a.m.-noon ET on The Lombardi Line. We'll be broadcasting LIVE from the South Point in Las Vegas. We'll also be joined by VSiN's Will Hill, Jonathan Von Tobel along with Thomas Gable at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
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NBA playoff predictions: 1 big question about each Eastern Conference series

The Eastern Conference playoffs feature three heavy favorites and five other teams looking to make a Cinderella run to the NBA Finals. The Philadelphia 76ers have the homecourt advantage throughout the conference playoffs by finishing with the No. 1 seed, but the Brooklyn Nets are looming as the betting favorite to win it all. The Milwaukee Bucks are also lurking as they enter the postseason with an improved roster following last year’s early exit in the bubble.
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Milwaukee Bucks: 3 biggest questions going into 2021 NBA Playoffs

The Milwaukee Bucks are one day away from starting off a gigantic playoff run that will have massive implications on their future. A stiff test already awaits them in the first round in the form of the Miami Heat and the rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinals provides plenty of motivation for a Bucks team that has operated with the playoffs in mind all season long.
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NBA playoff bracket 2021: Updated TV schedule, scores, results for Round 1

The Lakers are a No. 7 seed? The Warriors aren't involved? The Knicks have home-court advantage?. Yes, the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs looks wild on paper, and things should only get crazier as teams take the floor for their best-of-seven series. With so much talent shining across the league amid an unusual season, the road to the championship feels wide open.
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How to Stream 2021 NBA Playoffs

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2021 NBA Playoffs First-Round Predictions

With the NBA playoffs set to start today, our experts make their first-round predictions. No. 1 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards. No. 3 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers. Beck: Nuggets in 7. Herring: Nuggets in 7. Nadkarni: Nuggets in 6. Pina: Blazers in 6. Pickman:...

NBA playoff bracket: First-round dates, times, live stream, TV info, updating scores and results

With a condensed regular-season schedule, COVID-related postponements and a first-ever play-in tournament, the NBA playoffs are a welcome sight for fans waiting to see which team will make it through the gauntlet to raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The field seems wide-open, particularly with injury concerns for the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and the presumptive favorite Brooklyn Nets.

Spartans in the NBA — Playoffs update

The NBA playoffs are upon us! Now that the play-in tournament has concluded, we can focus on Jaren Jackson Jr., Xavier Tillman, Cassius Winston and Bryn Forbes as the Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks are the only teams featuring former Michigan State players that made it to the playoffs-proper.

NBA playoffs 2021: Experts' predictions for play-in and Round 1

The 2021 NBA postseason officially tips off Tuesday with the play-in tournament followed by the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. After a thrilling end of the regular season with seeds finally decided on the last day, the Charlotte Hornets and the Indiana Pacers will start things on Tuesday in the East, followed by the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics in the late game.