", "Milwaukee Bucks players make statement on boycott", "What's next for NBA, teams, players during coronavirus hiatus? Mitchell's 57 points is the third most points scored in a single playoff game. Anthony Davis scored 31 points, including a 3-point shot over Nikola Jokić at the buzzer, to give the Lakers a 2–0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. I’ll be fine.’, LeBron James speaks more on Breonna Taylor, power of Black women, Second chance points, clutch LeBron defense earns Lakers win to go up 3-1 on Denver, Watch Jamal Murray hit insane hand-switching layup around LeBron, Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell ‘sad, angry, disgusted’ after Breonna Taylor decision, Report: Bulls paying Billy Donovan $6 million-plus annual salary. [11] The Toronto Raptors,[12] Los Angeles Lakers,[13] and Boston Celtics[14] subsequently clinched playoff berths before the season was suspended on March 11.[10]. Copyright © 2018 NBA. The franchise is 0-4 in Game 7s of the Conference Semifinals (1975, 2006, 2015, 2020), LA has now blown a 3-1 series lead in the Conference Semifinals twice (2015, 2020). The game was eventually postponed. It is the longest such streak in professional sports. Raps Podcast: Is Nurse the league's best coach? By using NBA sites, you are agreeing to our revised Privacy Policy<\/a> and Terms of Use<\/a>, including our Cookie Policy<\/a>"; With preseason title aspirations, the 2019-20 LA Clippers had an opportunity to overcome 49 years of misfortune. With a 3-2 lead in Game 6 of the 2015 Western Conference Semifinals, LA led by as many as 19 points in the second half before being outscored 40-15 in the fourth quarter by the, Doc Rivers has been the head coach of three teams to blow 3-1 leads: the 2003. and the ways in which the team's three losses came were especially demoralizing. ABC owns the exclusive television rights to the 2020 NBA Finals, which would be the 18th consecutive year for the network.[40]. when leading by two games. Under this plan, the 22 top teams in the league at the time of the suspension played eight additional regular season games to determine playoff seeding, and 16 of those teams are playing in a conventional postseason tournament. They now have a .333 series win pct. Rivers has now lost eight Game 7s, no other NBA coach has more than five Game 7 losses. 3 Boston Celtics vs. No. Seeding is based on each team's regular season record within a conference; if two teams have the same record, standard tiebreaker rules are used. Nikola Jokić scored the go-ahead hook shot with 27.8 seconds remaining in regulation. This was the ninth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning five of the first eight meetings.[35]. Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Clippers have lost four series in which they've held a two-game lead. Milwaukee is the first team in the league to refuse to play a game for social justice following the shooting of Jacob Blake. [21], Toronto set an NBA playoff record in Game 4 with 100 bench points in a single game. Report: Danuel House apologized to Rockets before leaving bubble, Anthony Davis on sprained ankle: ‘Rolled it pretty bad. Before this season, the last time the Heat reached the NBA Finals was in, This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 15:13. Playoff Series. NBA Playoffs 2020: Miami Heat rookie ... breaking Dwyane Wade's franchise record for most points scored by a Heat rookie in a playoff game (27), per NBA Stats. [22], This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Nets winning the two previous meetings. The eighth seed started with a de facto 1–0 lead and needed just one win to advance, while the ninth seed needed to win twice to clinch the final playoff spot. The NBA's regular playoff format would then proceed as normal. Look back on all the thrilling action from ESPN's Wide World of Sports. Mike Conley Jr.'s potential series-winning three-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out. If the ninth seed within a conference would have finished the regular season within four games of the eighth seed, they would have then competed in a play-in series. The fits and starts that marked the beginning of the Lakers' playoff run are long gone now. All games would be played behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World.[2]. NBA Playoffs 2020: LA Clippers Game 7 loss adds to growing history of letdowns and heartbreak. ); [29], Game 5 was postponed by the league following a boycott by the Rockets and Thunder. However, the league suspended the season on March 11, 2020, hours after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and after some players tested positive for the virus. All three games that were scheduled to take place on August 26 were postponed due to a wildcat strike,[5][6] in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with the Milwaukee Bucks being the first team not to take the court prior to their game five matchup against the Orlando Magic. This is the first time that an NBA team overcame a 3–1 deficit twice in the same playoffs, and the first time an NBA franchise does so twice in the same decade. However, the league suspended the season on March 11, 2020, hours after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and after some players tested positive for the virus. pic.twitter.com/ItYk2dJTSA. window.gdprTextData.text = "NBA sites use cookies and similar technologies. All Videos. Down by 1, Luka Dončić hit the game-winning 3 point buzzer-beater at the end of overtime. 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None of the teams that made it to the Conference Finals in the 2019 NBA playoffs made the Conference Finals in 2020. On February 23, 2020, the Milwaukee Bucks became the first team to clinch a playoff spot. The @HoustonRockets go on a 49-18 run to win 119-107 and force Game 7! He becomes the youngest player to hit a buzzer-beater in the playoffs. His winning shot capped an incredible triple-double performance with 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists. They are the only franchise with four such losses. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. A possible best-of-three play-in series for the final seed in each conference would then be held if the ninth seed finishes the regular season within four games of the eighth seed. 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Juancho Hernangomez missing Timberwolves workouts to film Adam Sandler movie, Report: Philadelphia ownership wants Mike D’Antoni as next coach, Bam Adebayo expects to play in Game 5: ‘I’m good’. Jamal Murray is having a great playoffs. NBA playoff bracket 2020: TV schedule, updating scores and results, start time, live stream for every series Find all the viewing information you need for every ongoing series in the NBA playoffs. Here is the NBA playoffs schedule 2020 (all times are Eastern): EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS No. Denver became the 12th team in NBA history to come back from a 3–1 deficit. [31], After being fouled by Giannis Antetokounmpo on a game-winning shot attempt as time expired in regulation, Jimmy Butler won the game for Miami with a pair of walk-off free throws. pic.twitter.com/Vu1UTk01Xg, What a comeback! With 0.5 seconds on the clock and Toronto trailing by 2, Kyle Lowry threw a cross-court inbounds pass to OG Anunoby, who made a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded to win the game for Toronto. It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. [34] This was also the first best of 7 playoff series in NBA history where the road team won every game, although the games were technically held at a neutral site. In the conference playoffs, home court advantage goes to the higher-seeded team (number one being the highest). [38], This will be the first playoff meeting between the Lakers and the Heat. 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Perhaps none are bigger than those surrounding their ability to overcome a riddled past of letdowns and heartbreak in order to reach new heights in the postseason. 2020 Playoffs. As the Clippers looked to overwrite 49 years of shortcomings while simultaneously living up to championship expectations, they led by as many as 12 points in the first half and held a seven-point lead just over a minute into the third quarter. This is the first time that both teams in the NBA Finals failed to make the playoffs last season. [26], This was the 12th playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning nine of the first eleven meetings.[27]. [2] This proposal was then approved by members of the National Basketball Players Association on June 5. [20], This was the second playoff meeting between the two teams, with the Bucks winning the first meeting. [3] The last time a play-in game was played to determine a playoff spot was in 1956.[4]. [10], On June 4, the NBA Board of Governors approved a plan to restart the season on July 31 in the NBA Bubble, with 22 of the 30 teams in the league, all clubs within six games of a playoff spot. The Toronto Raptors were defending champions, but lost in the second round to the Boston Celtics. Every other team in NBA history has a winning record. After the NBA suspended its season on March 11, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league started to explore implementing a special postseason format just for this year. With preseason title aspirations, the 2019-20 LA Clippers had an opportunity to overcome 49 years of misfortune. This was the seventh playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning the first six meetings. The 2020 Western Conference Semifinals became the latest addition to a lengthy list of letdowns and heartbreak for the LA Clippers franchise, which we bring you here. 5 Miami Heat. The 2020 NBA playoffs is the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 2019–20 season. All rounds, including the NBA Finals, are in a 2–2–1–1–1 format. Each conference's bracket is fixed; there is no reseeding. Separate Canadian broadcasts are produced for all games involving the Raptors regardless of round or U.S. broadcaster. Both teams discussed a boycott of Game 1, similar to the Milwaukee Bucks, in protest due to the shooting of Jacob Blake. The seedings are based on each team's record. Dončić's 42 points are the most points in a playoff debut. Unfortunately for the Clippers, this feeling has become all too familiar, as they've failed to get over the hump a number of times. The games on August 27 and 28 were also postponed, with games resuming on August 29.[7]. Teams in bold advanced to the next round. After squandering a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Semifinals, the franchise has again failed to get over the hump.