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NBA playoffs 2022: Complete conference finals matchups, schedules and news

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Could the Celtics' powerful defense lead them to a championship? (1:50)

Kendrick Perkins and Amar'e Stoudemire discuss how the strength and versatility of the Celtics' defense could help Boston go all the way. (1:50)

The NBA postseason has been narrowed down to four contenders who are vying for the 2022 title.

The top-seeded Miami Heat became the first team to advance to the Eastern Conference finals, beating the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday to take their semifinal series 4-2. The third-seeded Golden State Warriors took care of business on Friday in the Western Conference semifinals, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 for the series win.

Keeping the postseason intriguing were the No. 2 seed Boston Celtics, who beat the No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks in a Game 7 matchup on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. In the second Game 7 of the day, the top-seeded Phoenix Suns were eliminated by the No. 4 seed Dallas Mavericks to advance in the West.

Here's all the info you need for each conference finals matchup, including game recaps, news and series-by-series analysis.

All times are Eastern.

MORE: First-round results | Second-round results

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS


Miami Heat (1) lead Boston Celtics (2), 2-1

Game 1: Heat 118, Celtics 107
Game 2: Celtics 127, Heat 102
Game 3: Heat 109, Celtics 103
Game 4: at Boston, Monday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)
*Game 5: at Miami, Wednesday, May 25, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
*Game 6: at Boston, Friday, May 27, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
*Game 7: at Miami, Sunday, May 29, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

*if necessary

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Heat fend off Celtics' comeback effort to take ECF Game 3

The Heat manage to take down the Celtics 109-103 in Boston in a wildly eventful Game 3.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS


Golden State Warriors (3) lead Dallas Mavericks (4), 2-0

Game 1: Warriors 112, Mavericks 87
Game 2: Warriors 126, Mavericks 117
Game 3: at Dallas, Sunday, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: at Dallas, Tuesday, May 24, 9 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5: at Golden State, Thursday, May 26, 9 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 6: at Dallas, Saturday, May 28, 9 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 7: at Golden State, Monday, May 30, 8 p.m. (TNT)

*if necessary

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Steph goes night night after dagger 3, Dubs go up 2-0

Steph Curry knocks down the 3-pointer late in the fourth and gives the sleeping motion.