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2021 NBA Playoffs: Updated bracket, second-round schedule, and TV info

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The NBA is guaranteed to have itself a new champion in 2021 as the league moves into the second round of the playoffs.

Following the Phoenix Suns’ win over the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers in six games in the first round, fans are left with loads of fresh blood heading into the conference semifinals.

Currently, the Philadelphia 76ers represent the most recent championship team with their title win in 1983. The Milwaukee Bucks won in 1971, and the Atlanta Hawks took one home in 1958.

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How many titles would you find when looking at the histories of the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns? Zero.

While the final second-round field wasn’t settled until the dust cleared on a Game 7 between the Clippers and Mavericks, the NBA didn’t want to wait to get on with their postseason action.

The Bucks and Nets started their second-round series the day before the first round officially ended, and the 76ers and Hawks continued the trend hours before the Game 7 officially tipped off.

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Your head may be spinning while trying to follow all of the teams that were eliminated and the big names that were bounced in the first round. Have no fear, as we have all of the information you need ahead of the second round here.

Updated bracket:

Schedule:

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks

Game 1: Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 2: Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 3: Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Game 4: Monday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 5: Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 6: Friday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Game 7: Sunday, June 20, 8 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 2 Brooklyn Nets vs. No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks

Game 1: Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 2: Monday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 3: Thursday, June 10, time TBD on ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 5: Tuesday, June 15, 8:30 p.m. on TNT
Game 6: Thursday, June 17, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Game 7: Saturday, June 19, 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Western Conference

No. 1 Utah Jazz vs. No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers

Game 1: Tuesday, June 8 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 2: Thursday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN
Game 3: Saturday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 4: Monday, June 14 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 5: Wednesday, June 16 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 6: Friday, June 18, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN

No. 2 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 3 Denver Nuggets

Game 1: Monday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, June 9 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 3: Friday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT

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