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2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

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Wall expects 'very emotional' Game 5 in Toronto (0:27)

Wizards star John Wall says the crowd should be amazing when Washington faces the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night. (0:27)

The 2018 playoffs are here! We've got you covered from the first round all the way through the NBA Finals.

Key dates: 2018 NBA playoffs

April 14: First round begins | Tickets on Vivid Seats

April 30-May 1: Conference semis begin (possible move-up to April 28-29)

May 15-16: Conference finals begin (possible move-up to May 13-14)

May 31: NBA Finals begin


Best of the postseason

(1) Toronto Raptors vs. (8) Washington Wizards

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Wall looking forward to seeing Drake in Toronto

John Wall recalls a recent exchange with Drake where the rapper told him that he and the Wizards were going to be swept by the Raptors.


(2) Boston Celtics vs. (7) Milwaukee Bucks

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Celtics take physical Game 5

Al Horford drops a double-double, Marcus Smart returns to contribute 9 points and the Celtics defeat the Bucks for a 3-2 series lead.


(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) Miami Heat

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Celebrating win with Hart.

Joel Embiid picks up Kevin Hart into his arms prior to telling ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, "I think we have a chance to go to the [NBA] Finals."


(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) Indiana Pacers

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Why does Stephenson thrive in agitator role?

Scott Van Pelt explains why he believes Lance Stephenson is the great at trolling and getting under players skin such as LeBron James.

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

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Rockets put Timberwolves on the brink

James Harden scores 22 of his 36 points in Houston's 50-point third quarter en route to a 119-100 victory as the Rockets take a 3-1 series lead.


(2) Golden State Warriors vs. (7) San Antonio Spurs

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Dubs take first round in five

The Warriors have Steph Curry raising the roof and the fans out of their seats as they advance past the Spurs with the Pelicans looming.


(3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (6) New Orleans Pelicans

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Holiday, Pelicans felt like it was them against the world

Jrue Holiday joins GetUp! to break down the Pelicans' sweep of the Trail Blazers.


(4) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (5) Utah Jazz

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Mitchell leads Utah to Game 4 victory

Tempers flared throughout Game 4 and Donovan Mitchell scores 33 points to lead Utah to a 3-1 series lead against Oklahoma City.