The Complete Guide to the First Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs


Now that the 2021 playoffs of the National Basketball League have just begun now is a great time to look at and analyze the 2021 NBA playoff landscape. Many aspects of the NBA postseason will be covered such as the match – ups, schedules, scores, news, statistics, standings, betting odds, and other applicable information regarding the 2021 NBA playoffs which started on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021.

The Eastern Conference

  • Philadelphia 76ers (1) versus Washington Wizards (8)

Game 1 = Philadelphia 76ers 125 – Washington Wizards 118

Game 2 = Philadelphia 76ers 120 – Washington Wizards 95

Game 3 = Saturday, May 29, 2021 – Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

ESPN National Broadcast – Time yet to be Determined

Game 4 = Monday, May 31, 2021 – Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

TNT National Broadcast – Time yet to be Determined

Game 5 = Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Friday, June 4, 2021 – Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

  • Brooklyn Nets (2) versus Boston Celtics (7)

Game 1 = Brooklyn Nets 104 – Boston Celtics 93

Game 2 = Brooklyn Nets 130 – Boston Celtics 108

Game 3 = Friday, May 28, 2021 – Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics

ABC National Broadcast – 8:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 4 = Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics

TNT National Broadcast – 7:00 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 5 = Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Thursday, June 3, 2021 – Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

  • Milwaukee Bucks (3) versus Miami Heat (6) 

Game 1 = Milwaukee Bucks 109 – Miami Heat 107 (overtime)

Game 2 = Milwaukee Bucks 132 – Miami Heat 98

Game 3 = Thursday May 27, 2021 – Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat

TNT National Broadcast – 7:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 4 = Saturday May 29, 2021 – Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat

TNT National Broadcast – 1:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 5 = Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Thursday, June 3, 2021 – Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

  • New York Knicks (4) versus Atlanta Hawks (5)

Game 1 = New York Knicks 105 – Atlanta Hawks 107

Game 2 = New York Knicks 101 – Atlanta Hawks 92

Game 3 = Friday, May 28, 2021 – New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks

ESPN National Broadcast – 7:00 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 4 = Sunday, May 30, 2021 – New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks

ABC National Broadcast – 1:00 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 5 = Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Friday, June 4, 2021 – New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

The Western Conference

  • Utah Jazz (1) versus Memphis Grizzlies (8) 

Game 1 = Utah Jazz 109 – Memphis Grizzlies 112

Game 2 = Utah Jazz 141 – Memphis Grizzlies 129

Game 3 = Saturday May 29, 2021 – Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

ESPN National Broadcast – Time yet to be Determined

Game 4 = Monday, May 31, 2021 – Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

TNT National Broadcast – Time yet to be Determined

Game 5 = Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Friday, June 4, 2021 – Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

  • Phoenix Suns (2) versus Los Angeles Lakers (7)

Game 1 = Phoenix Suns 99 – Los Angeles Lakers 90

Game 2 = Phoenix Suns 102 – Los Angeles Lakers 109

Game 3 = Thursday May 27, 2021 – Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers

TNT National Broadcast – 10:00 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 4 = Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers

ABC National Broadcast – 3:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 5 = Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Thursday, June 3, 2021 – Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

  • Denver Nuggets (3) versus Portland Trail Blazers (6)

Game 1 = Portland Trail Blazers 123 – Denver Nuggets 109

Game 2 = Portland Trail Blazers 109 – Denver Nuggets 128

Game 3 = Thursday May 27, 2021 – Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers

NBATV National Broadcast – 10:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 4 = Saturday May 29, 2021 – Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers

ESPN National Broadcast – 4:00 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 5 = Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Thursday, June 3, 2021 – Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

  • Los Angeles Clippers (4) versus Dallas Mavericks (5)

Game 1 = Los Angeles Clippers 103 – Dallas Mavericks 113

Game 2 = Los Angeles Clippers 121 – Dallas Mavericks 127

Game 3 = Friday, May 28, 2021 – Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks

ESPN National Broadcast – 9:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 4 = Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks

TNT National Broadcast – 9:30 p. m. Eastern Time

Game 5 = Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 6 = Friday, June 4, 2021 – Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Game 7 = Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers

National Broadcast yet to be Determined – Time yet to be Determined

Eastern Conference NBA Standings (as of Thursday, May 27th, 2021)

  • Philadelphia 76ers 49 – 23            0 Games Behind
  • Brooklyn Nets             48 – 24            1 Games Behind
  • Milwaukee Bucks 46 – 26            3 Games Behind
  • New York Knicks 41 – 31            8 Games Behind
  • Atlanta Hawks 41 – 31            8 Games Behind
  • Miami Heat 40 – 32            9 Games Behind
  • Boston Celtics             36 – 36            13 Games Behind
  • Washington Wizards 34 – 38            15 Games Behind

Indiana Pacers                         34 – 38            15 Games Behind

Charlotte Hornets                   33 – 39            16 Games Behind

Chicago Bulls                         31 – 41            18 Games Behind

Toronto Raptors                      27 – 45            22 Games Behind

Cleveland Cavaliers                22 – 50            27 Games Behind

Orlando Magic                        21 – 51            28 Games Behind

Detroit Pistons                        20 – 52            29 Games Behind

Western Conference NBA Standings (as of Thursday, May 27th, 2021

  • Utah Jazz                         52 – 20            0 Games Behind
  • Phoenix Suns 51 – 21            1 Games Behind
  • Denver Nuggets             47 – 25            5 Games Behind
  • Los Angeles Clippers 47 – 25            5 Games Behind
  • Dallas Mavericks             42 – 30            10 Games Behind
  • Portland Trail Blazers 42 – 30            10 Games Behind
  • Los Angeles Lakers 42 – 30            10 Games Behind
  • Memphis Grizzlies 38 – 34            14 Games Behind

Golden State Warriors                        39 – 33            13 Games Behind

San Antonio Spurs                  33 – 39            19 Games Behind

New Orleans Pelicans             31 – 41            21 Games Behind

Sacramento Kings                   31 – 41            21 Games Behind

Minnesota Timberwolves       23 – 49            29 Games Behind

Oklahoma City Thunder         22 – 50            30 Games Behind

Houston Rockets                     17 – 55            35 Games Behind

Odds to Win the 2020 – 2021 NBA Championship

For those interested in sports betting!!! According to My Bookie Sportsbook these are the odds as of Thursday, May 27th, 2021 to win the 2020 – 2021 NBA championship outright.

Team                                       Odds

Brooklyn Nets                         +170

Los Angeles Lakers                +330

Milwaukee Bucks                   +600

Utah Jazz                                +650

Philadelphia 76ers                  +700

Dallas Mavericks                    +1400

Los Angeles Clippers             +1500

Phoenix Suns                          +2000

Portland Blazers                     +2500

Denver Nuggets                      +3300

Miami Heat                             +7000

Atlanta Hawks                        +8000

New York Knicks                   +8000

Memphis Grizzlies                 +20000

Boston Celtics                         +25000

Washington Wizards              +50000





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