NBA Playoffs kick off this weekend on ESPN

NBA Playoffs kick off this weekend on ESPN

Los Angeles Lakers claimed the NBA Championship last year, but will face a long road to repeat that performance in season 2020-21.
 
LeBron and the Lakers snuck into the playoffs, but they face a host of hungry contenders looking to steal the NBA crown away from the bright lights of Los Angeles.
 
Local interest will be high with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers and Joe Ingles and the Utah Jazz the number one seeds in their respective conferences and both are favored to take their place in the NBA Finals.
 
The NBA Playoff action on ESPN begins Sunday May 23 with a live double header, as the Boston Celtics meet the Brooklyn Nets at 10.15am AEST.
 
That will be followed at 12.45pm AEST by the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets clash.
 
Monday at 11.30am AEST, Aussie Joe Ingles and the Jazz begin their first round series, against either the Golden State Warriors or Memphis Grizzlies.
 
The Los Angeles Lakers look to bounce on from their thrilling win over Golden State in the play-in tournament, as they open their playoff campaign against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, live on ESPN at 12pm AEST.
 
Saturday May 29 sees a huge NBA triple header, with three live playoff games spread across both ESPN and ESPN2.
 
The first week of the NBA Playoffs on ESPN concludes with another live double header on Sunday May 30, which includes Ben Simmons and the high flying Philadelphia 76ers.
 
As always, ESPN will provide full replays and dedicated NBA Mini’s outside of the live action, so fans can keep up to date with all the latest from the NBA Playoffs.
 
NBA Playoffs on ESPN
 
Sunday May 23
 
10.15am AEST, Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
 
12.45pm AEST, Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets, ESPN
 
Monday May 24
 
11:30am AEST, Golden State/Memphis vs Utah Jazz, ESPN
 
Tuesday May 25
 
12pm AEST, Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets, ESPN
 
Wednesday May 26
 
12pm AEST, Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns, ESPN
 
Thursday May 27
 
12pm AEST, Golden State/Memphis vs Utah Jazz, ESPN
 
Friday May 28
 
12pm AEST, Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN
 
Saturday May 29
 
9.10am AEST, New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks, ESPN
 
10.30am AEST, Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics, ESPN2
 
11.30am AEST, LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks, ESPN
 
Sunday May 30
 
9.40am AEST, Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington/Indiana, ESPN
 
12pm AEST, Utah Jazz vs Golden State/Memphis, ESPN
 
*All times listed are AEST
 
ESPN and ESPN2 are available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports