2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

Mitchell respects Westbrook's competitive nature (0:32)

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell wants his team to build off its Game 3 win and to be ready for the Thunder in Game 4. (0:32)

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


Wiz even the series with Raptors at 2-2

Bradley Beal drops 31 points before fouling out and John Wall adds 27 of his own to lead the Wizards to a close 106-98 win over the Raptors in Game 4.

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


Bucks win wild Game 4 to draw even with Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 27 points, including the winning bucket, to lead the Bucks past the Celtics 104-102.

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


Youth not holding Sixers back

After a comeback win against the Heat in Game 3, Ramona Shelburne explains how the 76ers have proved that their time is here.

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


Cavs' supporting cast a big reason for Game 4 win

Dave McMenamin explains how three Cleveland role players came up big to secure a Game 4 victory over the Pacers.

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


Timberwolves cruise past Rockets in second half

Behind Jimmy Butler's 28 points, the Timberwolves stop James Harden and the Rockets from taking a 3-0 series lead with a 121-105 win.

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


Spurs avoid sweep, take Game 4

LaMarcus Aldridge records a double-double and Manu Ginobili scores 16 points off the bench as the Spurs beat the Warriors 103-90.

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


Holiday, Pelicans felt like it was them against the world

Jrue Holiday joins GetUp! to break down the Pelicans' sweep of the Trail Blazers.

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


Rubio catches fire, Russ goes quiet in Game 3

With the help of Second Spectrum, we examine Ricky Rubio's abnormally hot shooting in Game 3 and Russell Westbrook going quiet in the fourth.