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2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news

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LeBron, Cavs looking for closeout record against Celtics (0:52)

LeBron James and the Cavs have won a record-tying 12 straight series closeout games and look to make it 13 in a row by eliminating the Celtics on Thursday. (0:52)

Are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on a collision course for their third straight NBA Finals showdown, or is an upset brewing along the way? We've got you covered for each series all postseason long.

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Key playoff dates

April 15: First round begins
April 30: Conference semifinals begin (start moved from May 1)
May 14: Conference Finals begin (start moved from May 16)
June 1: NBA Finals begin

CONF. FINALS MATCHUP

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers

CONF. FINALS MATCHUP

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

SEMIFINALS MATCHUPS

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Washington Wizards


(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (3) Toronto Raptors


(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (5) Utah Jazz


(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Houston Rockets

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Chicago Bulls


(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Indiana Pacers


(3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Milwaukee Bucks


(4) Washington Wizards vs. (5) Atlanta Hawks

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers


(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies


(3) Houston Rockets vs. (6) Oklahoma City Thunder


(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Utah Jazz