How Many NBA Teams Are Left in the Playoffs?

With the NBA regular season coming to an end, we take a look at how many teams are left in the playoffs and who are the favorites to win it all.

The NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs are down to the last few teams. The Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, and Milwaukee Bucks are all still in contention for the Championship title. Who will come out on top?

The teams

As the NBA season comes to a close, only 16 teams remain in the running for the championship title.

The teams that are still in the playoffs are:
-The Golden State Warriors
-The Houston Rockets
-The Oklahoma City Thunder
-The San Antonio Spurs
-The Utah Jazz
-The Toronto Raptors
-The Boston Celtics
-The Cleveland Cavaliers
-The Philadelphia 76ers
-The Indiana Pacers
-The Miami Heat
-The Milwaukee Bucks
-The Minnesota Timberwolves
– The New Orleans Pelicans
– The Portland Trail Blazers
— The Denver Nuggets

The schedule

Now that the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs is in the books, we now know which teams will be squaring off in the conference semifinals.

In the East, it will be the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Miami Heat, and the Toronto Raptors vs. the Boston Celtics.

In the West, it will be the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Houston Rockets, and the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets.

Here is a look at the complete schedule for the second round of NBA Playoff games:

Conference Semifinals
(Best-of-seven series; * if necessary)
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Game 1 – Mon., Sept. 7 – 3:30 p.m., TNT

Game 2 – Wed., Sept. 9 – 6:00 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Fri., Sept 11 – 6:00 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 – Sun., Sept 13 – 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN

*Game 5 – Tue., Sept 15 – TBD, TNT

*Game 6 – Thu., Sept 17 – TBD, ESPN

*Game 7 – Sat., Sept 19 – TBD, TNT

The NBA Finals

After an exciting regular season and an even more thrilling playoffs, the NBA Finals are finally here. The Golden State Warriors are taking on the Toronto Raptors in what is sure to be an unforgettable series.

The teams

There are two teams left in the NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. These two teams have met in the finals for the past four years, with the Warriors winning in 2015 and 2017 and the Cavaliers winning in 2016. This year’s finals will be a best-of-seven series, with the first game being played on May 31st.

The schedule

The 2020 NBA Finals will begin on Thursday, September 24, and will end no later than Sunday, October 12. Game 1 will take place at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and will be followed by Games 2-5 (if necessary). Game 6 (if necessary) will take place on Thursday, October 15, followed by Game 7 (if necessary) on Sunday, October 18.

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