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What the second round of the NBA Playoffs bracket looks like

With the NBA Playoffs underway, we’ll be keeping an eye on each series in the second round and updating you with the teams advancing and the results for each game.

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Daniel Theis during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Four of the first round of the playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 23, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

The NBA Playoffs are underway and the first round series are starting to come to an end. We have one sweep already, with the Boston Celtics having no trouble with the Philadelphia 76ers. This is the first series to wrap, but several more should finish in short order.

The first round could end as late as August 30th if one of a handful of series go to seven games. The TV schedule for the second round conference semifinals is not yet known, but as more teams advance, the NBA will start to sort it out.

Below is what the NBA Playoff bracket looks like for each Conference heading into the second round of the playoffs. We’ll be updating you with new teams as they win their first round series, and follow with results during the second round. Once the schedule is finalized, we’ll post it in full.

Eastern Conference semifinals

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (5) Miami Heat

Game 1: Heat 115, Bucks 104
Game 2: Heat 116, Bucks 114

(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (3) Boston Celtics

Game 1: Celtics 112, Raptors 94
Game 2: Celtics 102, Raptors 99
Game 3: Raptors 104, Celtics 103

Western Conference semifinals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (4) Houston Rockets
(2) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (3) Denver Nuggets