2019 NBA playoffs: Matchups, schedules, news and more

Lillard: We knew OKC was fighting for its life (2:09)

After beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5, Damian Lillard says the Blazers matured enough to handle the Thunder, who were fighting for their playoff lives. (2:09)

The NBA's second season is underway!

And for the first time since 2005, a LeBron James-led team is not among the squads battling it out for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But don't worry: The 2019 NBA playoffs are still packed with plenty of superstars, storylines and must-see matchups to keep you on the edge of your seat from the opening round all the way until a champion is crowned in June.

Keep it here for the latest matchups, schedules, news and updates all postseason long.

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Eastern Conference semifinals

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 4 Boston Celtics
No. 2 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers

Round 1

(1) Milwaukee Bucks defeat (8) Detroit Pistons, 4-0


Bucks finish off Pistons behind Giannis' 41 points

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with a 41-point performance as they sweep the Pistons out of the playoffs.

(2) Toronto Raptors defeat (7) Orlando Magic, 4-1


Raptors advance to 2nd round behind Kawhi's 27-point game

Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors with a 27-point performance as they advance past the Magic.

(3) Philadelphia 76ers defeat (6) Brooklyn Nets,4-1


Emiid, 76ers dominate to eliminate Nets

Joel Embiid scores 23 points and picks up 13 rebounds to help the 76ers beat the Nets 122-100 to win the series.

(4) Boston Celtics defeat (5) Indiana Pacers, 4-0


Hayward, Kyrie key Celtics' sweep of Pacers

Gordon Hayward leads the Celtics with 20 points, and Kyrie Irving tacks on 14 in Boston's balanced 110-106 win to sweep Indiana.

(1) Golden State Warriors lead (8) LA Clippers, 3-1


Durant, Thompson put on show to give Warriors 3-1 series lead

Kevin Durant pours in 33 points and Klay Thompson heats up for 32 to lead the Warriors to a 113-105 win over the Clippers in Game 4.

(2) Denver Nuggets lead (7) San Antonio Spurs, 3-2


Jokic and Murray go off in Nuggets' big win

Jamal Murray nets 23, while Nikola Jokic finishes 2 assists shy of a triple double as the Nuggets blow out the Spurs 108-90 to take a 3-2 series lead.

(3) Portland Trail Blazers defeat (6) OKC Thunder, 4-1


Dame's 50-point night, game winner finish off Thunder

Damian Lillard scores 50 points and drains a 37-foot 3 to win Game 5 and finish off the Thunder.

(4) Houston Rockets lead (5) Utah Jazz, 3-1


Mitchell's monster fourth quarter keeps Jazz alive

Donovan Mitchell kept the Utah Jazz alive by scoring 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to propel them to a 107-91 win.