NBA Playoffs 2020: Schedules, news, odds and latest updates

LeBron sounds off on receiving only 16 first-place MVP votes (1:38)

LeBron James explains why he was frustrated with this season's MVP voting but says he is fine now after his initial reaction. (1:38)

The conference finals are here! The NBA playoffs are down to four teams, with the Boston Celtics taking on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference (all games on ESPN). The Heat are looking for their first NBA Finals trip since 2014, while Boston hasn't been to the league's biggest stage since 2010.

Over in the West, the Battle of LA was spoiled by the Denver Nuggets, who knocked off the LA Clippers and will now face the Los Angeles Lakers, who -- like the Celtics -- are looking to return to the Finals for the first time since 2010 (and the first time with LeBron James).

We'll have complete ongoing coverage right here for you, as the playoffs continue at the NBA's bubble at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World resort now through the NBA Finals in the middle of October.

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Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN

Miami Heat (5) lead Boston Celtics (3), 2-1

BPI series odds (entering Game 3): MIA (56%)


Tatum's double-double helps Celtics bounce back in Game 3

The Celtics put together a 117-106 win over the Heat in Game 3, led by Jayson Tatum's double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds.

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• Celtics proud of response in Game 3

• Heat weary of double-digit deficits

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Sources: Stevens met with Celtics leaders late
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Adebayo sparks Heat with assist from Spoelstra
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Western Conference Finals on ESPN Radio

Los Angeles Lakers (1) lead Denver Nuggets (3), 1-0

BPI series odds (entering Game 2): LAL (83%)


Davis dominates Nuggets with 37 points to put Lakers up 1-0

Anthony Davis' 37 points fuels the Lakers to a double-digit victory over the Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

  • Game 1: Lakers 126, Nuggets 114 | Highlights

  • Game 2, Sept. 20: Nuggets at Lakers | 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT/ESPN Radio

  • Game 3, Sept. 22: Lakers at Nuggets | 9 p.m. ET on TNT/ESPN Radio

  • Game 4, Sept. 24: Lakers at Nuggets | 9 p.m. ET on TNT/ESPN Radio

  • Game 5, Sept. 26 (if necessary): Nuggets at Lakers | 9 p.m. ET on TNT/ESPN Radio

  • Game 6, Sept. 28 (if necessary): Lakers at Nuggets | TNT/ESPN Radio

  • Game 7, Sept. 30 (if necessary): Nuggets at Lakers | TNT/ESPN Radio

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Murray: Nuggets can't worry about foul disparity
MacMullan: How do you stop LeBron in the playoffs?
Shelburne: How the Lakers became the NBA's no-drama team
LeBron: Respect for Nuggets 'out of this world'
Vogel: Lakers will 'return to form' with big men
How the Lakers and Nuggets stack up in this surprising West finals matchup
Nuggets silence critics with historic 3-1 comeback
McMenamin: Inside LeBron's super-effective go-to move

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