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NBA playoffs 2021: Matchups, schedules and news for every second-round series

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The second round of the 2021 playoffs is complete The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets to continue their quest for their first title since 1971. In the other Eastern Conference semifinal, the upstart Atlanta Hawks knocked out the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.

Out West, the top-seeded Utah Jazz fell to the LA Clippers, while the Phoenix Suns -- who downed the defending champs in the first round -- eliminated the Denver Nuggets and their MVP, Nikola Jokic.

MORE: Look back at the first round

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Atlanta Hawks (5) def. Philadelphia 76ers (1), 4-3

Game 1
Hawks 128, 76ers 124

Game 2
76ers 118, Hawks 102

Game 3
76ers 127, Hawks 111

Game 4
Hawks 103, 76ers 100

Game 5
Hawks 109, 76ers 106

Game 6
76ers 104, Hawks 99

Game 7
Hawks 103, 76ers 96

  • The 76ers are running short on excuses after another early playoff exit

  • How the 76ers should approach the offseason

  • 76ers' Embiid fined $35K for scuffle in Game 6

  • Embiid frustrated with officiating despite win

  • Social media reacts to John Collins' epic poster slam


Milwaukee Bucks (3) def. Brooklyn Nets (2), 4-3

Game 1
Nets 115, Bucks 107

Game 2
Nets 125, Bucks 86

Game 3
Bucks 86, Nets 83

Game 4
Bucks 107, Nets 96

Game 5
Nets 114, Bucks 108

Game 6
Bucks 104, Nets 89

Game 7
Bucks 115, Nets 111

  • Windhorst: By the tip of KD's shoe, the Bucks are halfway to their goal

  • Giannis, Bucks survive instant classic to make ECF

  • Nash: Injured Nets had 'one too many obstacles'

  • Everyone on Twitter knew Kevin Durant would get the ball, and then KD delivered

  • Windhorst: Nets-Bucks isn't a classic, but it's classic 2021

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

LA Clippers (4) def. Utah Jazz (1), 4-2

Game 1
Jazz 112, Clippers 109

Game 2
Jazz 117, Clippers 111

Game 3
Clippers 132, Jazz 106

Game 4
Clippers 118, Jazz 104

Game 5
Clippers 119, Jazz 111

Game 6: Friday, June 18
Clippers 131, Jazz 119

  • Shelburne: Clippers write their own storybook tale with Game 6 win

  • Mann unlikely hero as Clips rally into first WCF

  • Kawhi's knee injury keeps him sidelined for Game 6

  • Pelton: Winner of the playoffs so far? The injury bug

  • Shelburne: Without Kawhi, PG pledged to carry the Clippers through Game 5


Phoenix Suns (2) def. Denver Nuggets (3), 4-0

Game 1
Suns 122, Nuggets 105

Game 2
Suns 123, Nuggets 98

Game 3
Suns 116, Nuggets 102

Game 4
Suns 125, Nuggets 118

  • Source: CP3 in NBA protocols, out indefinitely

  • CP3, Williams enjoy shared journey as Suns sweep

  • MVP Jokic ejected for hard swipe at Payne

  • Lowe: How the Suns' pick-and-roll is picking apart the NBA

  • CP3 takes over in 4th to close out Suns' G1 win

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