Which teams will reach the 2021 NBA Finals? We will soon find out as the NBA playoffs move to the conference finals.
On the Eastern Conference side of the playoff bracket, the Bucks and Hawks each survived hard-fought, seven-game battles in the second round. Milwaukee managed to beat an injury-plagued Brooklyn team, and Atlanta pulled off a surprising upset of Philadelphia, which entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the East.
Over in the Western Conference, the Suns and Clippers took down the Nuggets and Jazz, respectively. However, both Phoenix and Los Angeles head into the conference finals missing key stars. Chris Paul must go through the league’s health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19, and Kawhi Leonard is recovering from a right knee sprain that he suffered in the previous round.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching the 2021 Eastern and Western Conference finals, including TV schedules for both series.