Watch 2018 NBA Playoffs games online: Live stream, first-round schedule, dates, times, series matchups

The first three days of the NBA playoffs have had everything we could ever hope before, but they've only just begun. There's plenty more playoff action headed your way, so let's make sure you know how to watch every single postseason game.

All the games will be carried on four TV channels -- TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV -- and there are also plenty of streaming options for you cord-cutters out there (or those of you who just aren't near a TV). 

Below we've listed each series, along with the schedule and how to watch every game online. Welcome to the 2018 NBA playoffs!

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards (43-39)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Toronto: Raptors 114, Wizards 106
  • Game 2 in Toronto: Raptors 130, Wizards 119
  • Game 3 in Washington: Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. ET, TV: ESPN2, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 4 in Washington: Sunday, April 22, 6 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App
  • Game 5 in Toronto: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 6 in Washington: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Toronto: TBA (if necessary)

No. 2 Boston Celtics (55-27) vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks (44-38)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Boston: Celtics 113, Bucks 107
  • Game 2 in Boston: Celtics 120, Bucks 106
  • Game 3 in Milwaukee: Friday, April 20, 9:30 p.m. ET, TV: ESPN, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 4 in Milwaukee: Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m. ET, TV: ABC, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 5 in Boston: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 6 in Milwaukee: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Boston: TBA (if necessary)

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers (52-30) vs. No. 6 Miami Heat (44-38)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Philadelphia: Sixers 130, Heat 103
  • Game 2 in Philadelphia: Heat 113, Sixers 103
  • Game 3 in Miami: Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 4 in Miami: Saturday, April 21, 2:30 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 5 in Philadelphia: TBD 
  • Game 6 in Miami: TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Philadelphia: TBD (if necessary)

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers (48-34)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Cleveland: Pacers 98, Cavaliers 80
  • Game 2 in Cleveland: Cavaliers 100, Pacers 97 
  • Game 3 in Indianapolis: Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. ET, TV: ESPN, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 4 in Indianapolis: Sunday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 5 in Cleveland: TBA
  • Game 6 in Indianapolis: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Cleveland: TBA (if necessary)

Western Conference

No. 1 Houston Rockets (65-17) vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Houston: Rockets 104, Timberwolves 101
  • Game 2 in Houston: Rockets 102, Timberwolves 82
  • Game 3 in Minneapolis: Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. ET, TV: ESPN, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 4 in Minneapolis: Monday, April 23, 8 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 5 in Houston: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 6 in Minneapolis: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Houston: TBA (if necessary)

No. 2 Golden State Warriors (58-24) vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs (47-35)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Oakland: Warriors 113, Spurs 92
  • Game 2 in Oakland: Warriors 116, Spurs 101
  • Game 3 in San Antonio: Thursday, April 19, 9:30 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 4 in San Antonio: Sunday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. ET, TV: ABC, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 5 in Oakland: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 6 in San Antonio: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Oakland: TBA (if necessary)

No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers (49-33) vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Portland: Pelicans 97, Trail Blazers 95
  • Game 2 in Portland: Pelicans 111, Trail Blazers 102
  • Game 3 in New Orleans: Thursday, April 19, 9 p.m. ET, TV: NBA TV, Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)  
  • Game 4 in New Orleans: Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 5 in Portland: TBA (if necessary) 
  • Game 6 in New Orleans: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Portland: TBA (if necessary)

No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder (48-34) vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz (48-34)

Playoff series preview

  • Game 1 in Oklahoma City: Thunder 116, Jazz 108
  • Game 2 in Oklahoma City: Jazz 102, Thunder 95
  • Game 3 in Utah: Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m. ET, TV: ESPN, Stream: WatchESPN.com or Watch ESPN App  
  • Game 4 in Utah: Monday, April 23, 10:30 p.m. ET, TV: TNT, Stream: TNTDrama.com or TNT App  
  • Game 5 in Oklahoma City: TBA 
  • Game 6 in Utah: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Oklahoma City: TBA (if necessary)
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