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NBA Playoffs 2020: What you still need to know about the second round

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What does the Bucks' early exit mean for Giannis' future? (2:27)

Mark Schwarz examines Milwaukee's breakdown in the playoffs and questions whether Giannis Antetokounmpo will want to move on next season. (2:27)

The second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs is complete. The Miami Heat pulled off a stunning upset of the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, winning the series in five games. In the next round, the Heat will face the Boston Celtics, who defeated the defending champion Toronto Raptors in a hard fought Game 7.

Over in the West, the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers dispatched of the Houston Rockets in five games and will face the Denver Nuggets, who pulled off a second consecutive comeback from 3-1 down to defeat the LA Clippers, who still have never advanced to the conference finals.

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Eastern Conference

Miami Heat (5) def. Milwaukee Bucks (1), 4-1

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Giannis-less Bucks eliminated by Heat in Game 5

The Miami Heat, led by Jimmy Butler, advance to the Eastern Conference finals as they come back to beat Milwaukee 103-94.

Butler: Best performances yet to come for Heat
Bontemps: Giannis and the Bucks are now on the clock
Marvin Williams retires from NBA after 15 seasons
Arnovitz: How the Milwaukee Bucks lost momentum
Pelton: Why Giannis isn't the MVP of the playoffs


Boston Celtics (3) def. Toronto Raptors (2), 4-3

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Celtics punch ticket to ECF with wire-to-wire win in Game 7

Led by Jayson Tatum's 29 points, the Celtics take down the Raptors in Game 7 to set up a conference finals showdown vs. the Heat.

Siakam: I take a lot of blame for Raptors' ouster
Smart's late block helps Celtics eliminate Raptors
NBA debate: Predictions for Game 7
Bontemps: No one expected the Raptors to be here
NBA faults lack of foul on Walker's late layup miss


Western Conference

Los Angeles Lakers (1) def. Houston Rockets (4), 4-1

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Lakers thrash Rockets in drama-filled Game 5, advance to WCF

Led by LeBron James' near-triple-double, the Lakers pummel the Rockets by double digits to advance to the Western Conference finals.

MacMahon: Mike D'Antoni might go, but Rockets' small ball is here to stay
Marks: Next for the Houston Rockets
LeBron James leads Lakers to conference finals
McMenamin: Inside LeBron's super-effective go-to move
Shelburne: Lakers embrace D'Antoni's vision, out-small ball Rockets


Denver Nuggets (3) def. LA Clippers, 4-3

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Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets to stunning Game 7 win vs. Clippers

Jamal Murray pours in a game-high 40 points and Nikola Jokic tallies a triple-double as the Nuggets overcome a 3-1 deficit and advance to the Western Conference finals.

Nuggets silence critics with historic 3-1 comeback
Rivers on Clippers' demise: 'I'll take any blame'
NBA Twitter shows no mercy to Clippers as Nuggets advance
Windhorst: This stunning failure has the Clippers' on the clock
Marks: Next for the LA Clippers

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