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

Why Adebayo is crucial to Miami's title hopes (1:13)

Kirk Goldsberry delves into Bam Adebayo's postseason stats and how he affects the Heat's chances of winning a championship. (1:13)

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), 2-0

BPI series odds (entering Game 3): MIA (69%)


Heat overcome 13-point halftime deficit to go up 2-0 on Celtics

Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic come up big late as the Heat top the Celtics 106-101 to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals.

  • Game 1: Heat 117, Celtics 114 | Highlights

  • Game 2: Heat 106, Celtics 101 | Highlights

  • Game 3, Sept. 19: Celtics at Heat | 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Game 4, Sept. 23: Celtics at Heat | 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Game 5, Sept. 25 (if necessary): Heat at Celtics | 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Game 6, Sept. 27 (if necessary): Celtics at Heat | 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Game 7, TBD (if necessary): Heat at Celtics | ESPN

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Celtics downplay frustrations after loss to Heat
Lowe: Inside Miami's incredible turnaround, from the lottery to the East finals
Arnovitz: Two phenomenal plays pushed the Heat to a Game 1 win
Bam's block for the ages seals Heat's Game 1 win
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Kemba after Heat loss: 'I'm just playing terrible'
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Windhorst: How the Miami Heat are challenging the process

Western Conference Finals on ESPN Radio

Los Angeles Lakers (1) vs. Denver Nuggets (3)

BPI series odds (entering Game 1): LAL (74%)


Why Vince Carter believes the Nuggets have a chance vs. Lakers

Vince Carter breaks down what to expect in the Western Conference finals between the Lakers and Nuggets.

  • Game 1, Sept. 18: Nuggets at Lakers | 9 p.m. ET on TNT/ESPN Radio

  • 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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LeBron: Respect for Nuggets 'out of this world'
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Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and the art of the pick-and-roll
LeBron, dominant Lakers rout Rockets to advance
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Shelburne: Lakers embrace D'Antoni's vision, out-small ball Rockets

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