NBA playoffs 2019 schedule, scores: Watch first-round series online, TV channels, live stream, bracket, times, dates

The NBA playoffs have been a lot of things so far, but boring is certainly not one of them. The action continued on Friday as we were treated to three competitive games. First, the Raptors took care of business in their first game of the series in Orlando, taking a 2-1 lead in the process.

Next, thanks to Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving, the Celtics took a commanding 3-0 lead over the undermanned Indiana Pacers, putting Indiana in a hole that no NBA team has ever dug itself out of. Later, Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard put on a show as the Thunder took their first game of the series against the Trail Blazers.

We'll have two more Game 3s and two Game 4s on Saturday, so there should be no break in the action.

Below is a look at the NBA playoff bracket and the complete schedule for first-round games, along with viewing information.

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The 2019 NBA Playoffs bracket CBS Sports

TV listings

All games will air on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV during the postseason. Games on TNT and NBA TV can be streamed via fuboTV (Try it for free).

NBA playoffs first-round series schedule

*All times Eastern

Eastern Conference:

Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs. Detroit Pistons (8) (Series breakdown)

Milwaukee leads series 2-0

  • Game 1 (at MIL): Bucks 121, Pistons 86 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at MIL): Bucks 120, Pistons 99 (Box Score)  
  • Game 3 (at DET): Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. -- TV: ESPN
  • Game 4 (at DET): Monday, April 22, 8 p.m. -- TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at MIL): Wednesday, April 24, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at DET): Friday, April 26, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at MIL): Sunday, April 28, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary

Toronto Raptors (2) vs. Orlando Magic (7) (Series breakdown)

Toronto leads series 2-1

  • Game 1 (at TOR): Magic 104, Raptors 101 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at TOR): Raptors 111, Magic 82 (Box Score)  
  • Game 3 (at ORL): Raptors 98, Magic 93 (Box Score)  
  • Game 4 (at ORL): Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m. -- TV: TNT
  • Game 5 (at TOR): Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. -- TV: TNT
  • Game 6* (at ORL): Thursday, April 25, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at TOR): Saturday, April 27, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary  

Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6) (Series breakdown)

Philadelphia leads 2-1

  • Game 1 (at PHI): Nets 111, 76ers 102 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at PHI): 76ers 145, Nets 123 (Box Score)  
  • Game 3 (at BKN): 76ers 131, Nets 115 (Box Score)  
  • Game 4 (at BKN): Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m. -- TV: TNT
  • Game 5 (at PHI): Tuesday, April 23, 8 p.m. -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at BKN): Thursday, April 25, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at PHI): Saturday, April 27, TBD -- TV: TNT

*If necessary  

Boston Celtics (4) vs. Indiana Pacers (5) (Series breakdown)

Boston leads series 3-0

  • Game 1 (at BOS): Celtics 84, Pacers 74 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at BOS): Celtics 99, Pacers 91 (Box Score)
  • Game 3 (at IND): Celtics 104, Pacers 96 (Box Score)  
  • Game 4 (at IND): Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. -- TV: ABC
  • Game 5* (at BOS): Wednesday, April 24, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at IND): Friday, April 26, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at BOS): Sunday, April 28, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary

Western Conference:

Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8) (Series breakdown)

Golden State leads series 2-1

  • Game 1 (at GS): Warriors 121, Clippers 104 (Box Score
  • Game 2 (at GS): Clippers 135, Warriors 131 (Box Score)   
  • Game 3 (at LAC): Warriors 132, Clippers 105 (Box Score)  
  • Game 4  (at LAC): Sunday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. -- TV: ABC
  • Game 5 (at GS): Wednesday, April 24, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6*  (at LAC): Friday, April 26, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at GS): Sunday, April 28, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary  

Denver Nuggets (2) vs. San Antonio Spurs (7) (Series breakdown)

San Antonio leads series 2-1

  • Game 1 (at DEN): Spurs 101, Nuggets 96 (Box Score
  • Game 2 (at DEN): Nuggets 114, Spurs 105 (Box Score)
  • Game 3 (at SA): Spurs 118, Nuggets 108 (Box Score)  
  • Game 4 (at SA): Saturday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. -- TV: TNT
  • Game 5 (at DEN): Tuesday, April 23, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at SA): Thursday, April 25, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at DEN): Saturday, April 27, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary 

Portland Trail Blazers (3) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (6) (Series breakdown)

Portland leads series 2-1

  • Game 1 (at POR): Trail Blazers 104, Thunder 99 (Box Score)    
  • Game 2  (at POR): Trail Blazers 114, Thunder 94 (Box Score)   
  • Game 3 (at OKC): Thunder 120, Trail Blazers 108 (Box Score)  
  • Game 4 (at OKC): Sunday, April 21, 9:30 p.m. -- TV: TNT 
  • Game 5 (at POR): Tuesday, April 23, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at OKC): Thursday, April 25, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at POR): Saturday, April 27, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary 

Houston Rockets (4) vs. Utah Jazz (5) (Series breakdown)

Houston leads series 2-0

  • Game 1 (at HOU): Rockers 122, Jazz 90 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at HOU): Rockets 118, Jazz 98 (Box Score)  
  • Game 3 (at UTA): Saturday, April 20, 10:30 p.m. -- TV: ESPN
  • Game 4 (at UTA): Monday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. -- TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at HOU): Wednesday, April 24, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at UTA): Friday, April 26, TBD -- TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at HOU): Sunday, April 28, TBD -- TV: TBD

*If necessary

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