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2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

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Burke: LeBron's greatness continues to leave us in awe (1:35)

Doris Burke calls herself lucky to witness LeBron James play so well in the playoffs and discusses the role players that need to step up in Game 7. (1:35)

Sixteen has become four, as Houston, Golden State, Boston and Cleveland are one step from the Finals. We've got you covered from the first round all the way through the crowning of the 2018 champion.

Key dates: 2018 NBA playoffs

April 14: First round begins | Round 1 recap

April 28: Conference semis begin | Round 2 recap

May 13: Conference finals begin | Tickets on Vivid Seats

May 31: NBA Finals begin


Best of the postseason

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers

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LeBron puts Cavs on his back to force Game 7

LeBron James drops 46 points in 46 minutes as the Cavs stave off elimination.


(1) Houston Rockets vs. (2) Golden State Warriors

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Can Rockets top Warriors without Chris Paul?

Chauncey Billups, Jalen Rose and Paul Pierce preview Houston's matchup against Golden State in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.