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2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

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Embiid still doubtful for Game 3 (0:24)

Brett Brown explains how he is working in tandem with Joel Embiid and the 76ers medical staff to determine when Embiid will be cleared to play. (0:24)

The 2018 playoffs are here! We've got you covered from the first round all the way through the NBA Finals.

Key dates: 2018 NBA playoffs

April 14: First round begins | Tickets on Vivid Seats

April 30-May 1: Conference semis begin (possible move-up to April 28-29)

May 15-16: Conference finals begin (possible move-up to May 13-14)

May 31: NBA Finals begin


Best of the postseason

(1) Toronto Raptors vs. (8) Washington Wizards

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Raptors use hot start to beat Wizards

Toronto scores 44 points in the first quarter and rolls to a 130-119 victory behind DeMar DeRozan's 37 points to take a 2-0 series lead.


(2) Boston Celtics vs. (7) Milwaukee Bucks

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Celtics' team effort takes Game 2

Jaylen Brown scores 30 to lead six Celtics in double figures, cruising to a 120-106 win over the Bucks.


(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) Miami Heat

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Heat survive late push in thrilling Game 2

The Heat battle back after getting blown out in Game 1 with some big plays and late-game drama to take Game 2.


(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) Indiana Pacers

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Stephen A.: Cavs need Love to beat Pacers

Stephen A. Smith understands Kevin Love is not 100 percent with a hand injury, but Cleveland needs him to take pressure off LeBron James.

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

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CP3, Rockets roll in Game 2

Despite James Harden going 2-for-18 from the field, Chris Paul scores 27 points and the Rockets defeat the Timberwolves for a 2-0 series lead.


(2) Golden State Warriors vs. (7) San Antonio Spurs

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KD and Klay propel Warriors past Spurs

Kevin Durant leads Golden State with 32 points while Klay Thompson scores 24 of his 31 points in the second half to take a 2-0 series lead.


(3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (6) New Orleans Pelicans

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Time to jump on Pelicans bandwagon

Rachel Nichols says the Pelicans are shedding their reputations and writing their own story.


(4) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (5) Utah Jazz

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Mitchell comes up big down the stretch

Donovan Mitchell scores 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Jazz even the series against the Thunder.