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NBA playoffs today 2020: Live scores, TV schedule & more to watch Tuesday’s games in bubble

Welcome to March Madness, NBA style.

The league’s 2020 playoff schedule will be filled with afternoon and evening games throughout the first round as teams attempt to survive and advance inside the league’s “bubble” at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. It’s a dream scenario for hoops fans, but a challenging road for the players involved.

Wondering which games are on today’s slate? You’ve come to the right place.

Here’s everything to know about watching NBA playoff games, including a complete TV schedule updated with start times and channels for every series.

MORE: Watch select NBA playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

NBA games today

Here’s the full schedule of NBA playoff games for Tuesday, Aug. 18:

Tuesday, Aug. 18 schedule

Game 1 Time National TV
Magic 122, Bucks 110 (Orlando leads 1-0) 1:30 p.m. TNT
Heat vs. Pacers 4 p.m. TNT
Thunder vs. Rockets 6:30 p.m. TNT
Trail Blazers vs. Lakers 9 p.m. TNT

Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.

NBA playoff bracket 2020

The 2020 NBA playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.

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How to watch NBA playoff games

The 2020 NBA playoffs broadcasts will once again be split between ESPN and TNT. First- and second-round games are scattered across both networks, including several primetime matchups on ABC.

ESPN owns exclusive broadcast rights to the Eastern Conference finals, and TNT covers the Western Conference finals. Every game during the NBA Finals will be shown exclusively on ABC.

The primary outlets for live-streaming 2020 NBA playoff games are Watch ESPN and Watch TNT, both available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

NBA playoffs schedule 2020

Aug. 19

Game 2 Time National TV
Nets vs. Raptors 1:30 p.m. NBA TV, fuboTV
Jazz vs. Nuggets 4 p.m. TNT
76ers vs. Celtics 6:30 p.m. TNT
Mavericks vs. Clippers 9 p.m. TNT

Aug. 20

Game 2 Time National TV
Heat vs. Pacers 1 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Thunder vs. Rockets 3:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Magic vs. Bucks 6 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Trail Blazers vs. Lakers 9 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

Aug. 21

Game 3 Time National TV
Raptors vs. Nets 1:30 p.m. NBA TV, fuboTV
Nuggets vs. Jazz 4 p.m. TNT
Celtics vs. 76ers 6:30 p.m. TNT
Clippers vs. Mavericks 9 p.m. TNT

Aug. 22

Game 3 Time National TV
Bucks vs. Magic 1 p.m. TNT
Pacers vs. Heat 3:30 p.m. TNT
Rockets vs. Thunder 6 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Lakers vs. Trail Blazers 8:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV

Aug. 23

Game 4 Time National TV
Celtics vs. 76ers 1 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
Clippers vs. Mavericks 3:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
Raptors vs. Nets 6:30 p.m. TNT
Nuggets vs. Jazz 9 p.m. TNT

Aug. 24

Game 4 Time National TV
Bucks vs. Magic 1:30 p.m. NBA TV, fuboTV
Rockets vs. Thunder 4 p.m. TNT
Pacers vs. Heat 6:30 p.m. TNT
Lakers vs. Trail Blazers 9 p.m. TNT

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