The NBA Playoffs are here and will begin on Monday, August 17th in the NBA bubble in Orlando. We had 22 teams enter the seeding round in the bubble and now we’re down to the traditional 16 teams, 8 from each conference, battling it out to see who will take home the NBA title this season. It’s been a long ride but we’re finally here.
The No. 1 seed Los Angeles Lakers and No. 8 seed Portland Trail Blazers will face each other in an Western Conference first-round best-of-7 series. Here you’ll be able to find all the information you need for the series, including how to watch each game, betting odds for the series, recaps and scores, plus NBA DFS analysis. We’ll also be updating with any relevant news and injuries.
We’ll post the full schedule for the series as soon as the NBA releases that information. It will likely come following the close of any potential play-in tournament in the Western Conference.
Game 1: Tue, Aug 18 Portland at Los Angeles, 9 ET, TNT
Game 2: Thu, Aug 20 Portland at Los Angeles, 9 ET, ESPN
Game 3: Sat, Aug 22 Los Angeles at Portland, 8:30 ET, ABC
Game 4: Mon, Aug 24 Los Angeles at Portland, 9 ET, TNT
Game 5*: Wed, Aug 26 Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD
Game 6*: Fri, Aug 28 Los Angeles at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7*: Sun, Aug 30 Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD