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Printable 2020 NBA Playoffs Bracket – Fill Out Your Picks Here

SBD's 2020 NBA Playoffs Bracket
Fill out your printable NBA playoffs bracket here.
  • The 2020 NBA playoffs are scheduled to begin Monday, August 17
  • See the updated playoff picture after Portland won the play-in for the 8 seed in the West
  • Fill out your own 2020 NBA playoffs bracket

With Portland earning the eight-seed in the West, thanks to a win over Memphis in the play-in game, the 2020 NBA playoffs bracket is set. (Even though I’m still bitter the Suns went 8-0 and didn’t even get a chance at the play-in.)

The first round of the playoffs start Monday (August 17) at 1:30pm ET, when the Jazz take on the Nuggets. The Milwaukee Bucks are currently favored to win the NBA Championship, but (with all due respect) most would say it’s because the Lakers and Clippers have to go through each other before getting to the NBA Championship. Forget the oddsmakers, though. You tell us who’s winning the championship!

NBA Playoffs Bracket

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A couple things to note when filling out your bracket:

  1. The NBA playoffs use a traditional bracket format, where there is no re-seeding between rounds; each team who advances goes to the empty field next to them;
  2. All series are a best-of-seven.

Need Help Filling Out Your Bracket?

Are you a little unfamiliar with some of these teams? Make sure you have all the information you need to make smart picks in your bracket by checking out the following pages:

NBA Playoffs First-Round Schedule

All series will tip-off either Monday, August 17 or Tuesday, August 18. No teams will be asked to play back-to-backs in the first-round, as each series will play its games every other day. You can see the full schedule for each series below.

Western Conference

(8) Blazers/Grizzlies vs (1) Lakers

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 18 (6pm) Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers
2 August 20 (6pm) Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers
3 August 22 (5:30pm) Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
4 August 24 (6pm) Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
5 August 26 (TBD) Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers
6 August 28 (TBD) Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
7 August 30 (TBD) Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers

(7) Mavericks vs (2) Clippers

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 17 (9pm) Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Clippers
2 August 19 (9pm) Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Clippers
3 August 21 (9pm) Los Angeles Clippers Dallas Mavericks
4 August 23 (3:30pm) Los Angeles Clippers Dallas Mavericks
5 August 25 (TBD) Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Clippers
6 August 27 (TBD) Los Angeles Clippers Dallas Mavericks
7 August 29 (TBD) Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Clippers

(6) Jazz vs (3) Nuggets

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 17 (1:30pm) Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets
2 August 19 (4pm) Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets
3 August 21 (4pm) Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz
4 August 23 (9pm) Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz
5 August 25 (TBD) Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets
6 August 27 (TBD) Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz
7 August 29 (TBD) Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets

(5) Rockets vs (4) Thunder

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 18 (6:30pm) Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder
2 August 20 (3:30pm) Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder
3 August 22 (6pm) Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
4 August 24 (4pm) Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
5 August 26 (TBD) Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder
6 August 28 (TBD) Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
7 August 30 (TBD) Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder

*Depending on Friday’s results, Houston and OKC could flip seeds; the matchup is locked in, though.

Eastern Conference

(8) Magic vs (1) Bucks

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 18 (1:30pm) Orlando Magic Milwaukee Bucks
2 August 20 (6pm) Orlando Magic Milwaukee Bucks
3 August 22 (1pm) Milwaukee Bucks Orlando Magic
4 August 24 (1:30pm) Milwaukee Bucks Orlando Magic
5 August 26 (TBD) Orlando Magic Milwaukee Bucks
6 August 28 (TBD) Milwaukee Bucks Orlando Magic
7 August 30 (TBD) Orlando Magic Milwaukee Bucks

(7) Nets vs (2) Raptors

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 17 (4pm) Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors
2 August 19 (1:30pm) Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors
3 August 21 (1:30pm) Toronto Raptors Brooklyn Nets
4 August 23 (6:30pm) Toronto Raptors Brooklyn Nets
5 August 25 (TBD) Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors
6 August 27 (TBD) Toronto Raptors Brooklyn Nets
7 August 29 (TBD) Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors

(6) 76ers vs (3) Celtics

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 17 (6:30pm) Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics
2 August 19 (6:30pm) Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics
3 August 21 (6:30pm) Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers
4 August 23 (1pm) Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers
5 August 25 (TBD) Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics
6 August 27 (TBD) Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers
7 August 29 (TBD) Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics

(5) Pacers vs (4) Heat

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 August 18 (4pm) Indiana Pacers Miami Heat
2 August 20 (1pm) Indiana Pacers Miami Heat
3 August 22 (3:30pm) Miami Heat Indiana Pacers
4 August 24 (6:30pm) Miami Heat Indiana Pacers
5 August 26 (TBD) Indiana Pacers Miami Heat
6 August 28 (TBD) Miami Heat Indiana Pacers
7 August 30 (TBD) Indiana Pacers Miami Heat

*Depending on Friday’s results, Miami and Indiana could flip seeds; the matchup is locked in, though.

If you’re looking for betting info on individual playoff games, check out our NBA odds page.

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