The NBA playoffs are finally underway after what’s been an interesting 2018-19 regular season. 

The action began on Saturday with the No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers and the No. 6 Brooklyn Nets, which resulted in a 111-102 Brooklyn win. The East also say another high seed fall after D.J. Augustin and the seventh-seeded Orlando Magic stunned the No. 2 Toronto Raptors 104-101, thanks to a go-ahead 3 with a second left in regulation.

In the Western Conference, the top-ranked Golden State Warriors began their quest for their third straight title and fourth in five seasons with a dominant 121-104 win over the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers. The No. 7 San Antonio Spurs went on to close out the night with a 101-96 win over the No. 2 Denver Nuggets.

Sunday features four more matchups, including the No. 4 Boston Celtics starting off the day with a comeback win over the No. 5 Indiana Pacers. Also, the No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers held off the dangerous sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 win. Later, the top-ranked Milwaukee Bucks dominated the No. 8 Detroit Pistons in a 121-86 victory. Finally, James Harden and the Houston Rockets made a statement with a 122-90 win over the Utah Jazz.

Here is a look at the bracket, and each team’s path to the Larry O’Brien trophy.

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The 2019 NBA Playoffs bracket CBS Sports

TV listings

All games will air on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV during the postseason. Games on TNT and NBA TV can be streamed via fuboTV (Try it for free).

NBA playoffs first-round series schedule

*All times Eastern

Eastern Conference:

Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs. Detroit Pistons (8) (Series breakdown)

Milwaukee leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at MIL): Bucks 121, Pistons 86
  • Game 2 (at MIL): Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m. — TV: NBA TV 
  • Game 3 (at DET): Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. — TV: ESPN
  • Game 4 (at DET): Monday, April 22, 8 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at MIL): Wednesday, April 24, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at DET): Friday, April 26, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at MIL): Sunday, April 28, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary

Toronto Raptors (2) vs. Orlando Magic (7) (Series breakdown)

Orlando leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at TOR): Magic 104, Raptors 101 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at TOR): Tuesday, April 16, 8 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 3 (at ORL): Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. — TV: ESPN
  • Game 4 (at ORL): Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at TOR): Tuesday, April 23, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at ORL): Thursday, April 25, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at TOR): Saturday, April 27, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary  

Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6) (Series breakdown)

Brooklyn leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at PHI): Nets 111, 76ers 102 (Box Score)
  • Game 2 (at PHI): Monday, April 15, 8 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 3 (at BKN): Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 4 (at BKN): Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m. ET — TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at PHI): Tuesday, April 23, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at BKN): Thursday, April 25, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at PHI): Saturday, April 27, TBD — TV: TNT

*If necessary  

Boston Celtics (4) vs. Indiana Pacers (5) (Series breakdown)

Boston leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at BOS): Celtics 84, Pacers 74
  • Game 2 (at BOS): Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 3 (at IND): Friday, April 19, 8:30 p.m. — TV: ABC
  • Game 4 (at IND): Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. — TV: ABC
  • Game 5* (at BOS): Wednesday, April 24, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at IND): Friday, April 26, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at BOS): Sunday, April 28, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary

Western Conference:

Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8) (Series breakdown)

Golden State leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at GS): Warriors 121, Clippers 104 (Box Score
  • Game 2 (at GS): Monday, April 15, 10:30 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 3 (at LAC): Thursday, April 18, 10:30 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 4  (at LAC): Sunday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. — TV: ABC
  • Game 5* (at GS): Wednesday, April 24, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6*  (at LAC): Friday, April 26, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at GS): Sunday, April 28, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary  

Denver Nuggets (2) vs. San Antonio Spurs (7) (Series breakdown)

San Antonio leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at DEN): Spurs 101, Nuggets 96 (Box Score
  • Game 2 (at DEN): Tuesday, April 16, 9 p.m. — TV: NBA TV   
  • Game 3 (at SA): Thursday, April 18, 9 p.m. — TV: NBA TV
  • Game 4 (at SA): Saturday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at DEN): Tuesday, April 23, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at SA): Thursday, April 25, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at DEN): Saturday, April 27, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary 

Portland Trail Blazers (3) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (6) (Series breakdown)

Portland leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at POR): Trail Blazers 104, Thunder 99 (Box Score)   
  • Game 2  (at POR): Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 3 (at OKC): Friday, April 19, 9:30 p.m. — TV: ESPN
  • Game 4 (at OKC): Sunday, April 21, 9:30 p.m. — TV: TNT 
  • Game 5* (at POR): Tuesday, April 23, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at OKC): Thursday, April 25, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at POR): Saturday, April 27, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary 

Houston Rockets (4) vs. Utah Jazz (5) (Series breakdown)

Houston leads series 1-0

  • Game 1 (at HOU): Rockers 122, Jazz 90
  • Game 2 (at HOU): Wednesday, April 17, 9:30 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 3 (at UTA): Saturday, April 20, 10:30 p.m. — TV: ESPN
  • Game 4 (at UTA): Monday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. — TV: TNT
  • Game 5* (at HOU): Wednesday, April 24, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 6* (at UTA): Friday, April 26, TBD — TV: TBD
  • Game 7* (at HOU): Sunday, April 28, TBD — TV: TBD

*If necessary

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