NBA playoff games today 2021: Live scores, TV schedule & more to watch Friday’s matchups

Welcome to May Madness.

The 2021 NBA playoff bracket is down to its usual 16 teams after a play-in tournament that featured both thrilling endings and brutal blowouts. Now comes the constant barrage of postseason contests as contenders fight for the right to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Wondering which games are on today’s slate? You’ve come to the right place.

Here’s everything you need to know about watching NBA playoff games, including a complete TV schedule that will be updated daily with start times and channels.

MORE: Watch select NBA playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

NBA games today

Here’s the full schedule of NBA playoff games for Friday, June 18:

June 18 schedule

(All times Eastern)

Game Time National TV
76ers vs. Hawks 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Jazz vs. Clippers 10 p.m. ESPN

Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.

NBA playoff bracket 2021


How to watch NBA playoff games

NBA playoff games will once again be split between ESPN and TNT. First- and second-round games are scattered across both networks. Every NBA Finals game will be shown exclusively on ABC.

The primary outlets for live streaming 2021 NBA playoff games are Watch ESPN and Watch TNT, both available on desktop and by downloading the mobile apps.

Games on ABC and ESPN can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

NBA schedule 2021

(All times Eastern)

June 19

Game Time National TV
Bucks vs. Nets 8:30 p.m. TNT

June 20

Game Time National TV
Clippers vs. Jazz* 3:30 p.m. ABC
Hawks vs. 76ers* 8 p.m. TNT

* If necessary

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