NBA Playoffs 2020: What you still need to know about the second round

The second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs is complete. The Miami Heat pulled off a stunning upset of the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, winning the series in five games. In the next round, the Heat will face the Boston Celtics, who defeated the defending championToronto Raptorsin a hard fought Game 7.

Over in the West, the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers dispatched of the Houston Rockets in five games and will face the Denver Nuggets, who pulled off a second consecutive comeback from 3-1 down to defeat the LA Clippers, who still have never advanced to the conference finals.


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Eastern Conference





Miami Heat (5) def.Milwaukee Bucks (1), 4-1





Butler: Best performances yet to come for Heat

Bontemps: Giannis and the Bucks are now on the clock

Marvin Williams retires from NBA after 15 seasons

Arnovitz: How the Milwaukee Bucks lost momentum

Pelton: Why Giannis isn't the MVP of the playoffs



Boston Celtics (3) def.Toronto Raptors (2), 4-3





Siakam: I take a lot of blame for Raptors' ouster

Smart's late block helps Celtics eliminate Raptors

NBA debate: Predictions for Game 7

Bontemps: No one expected the Raptors to be here

NBA faults lack of foul on Walker's late layup miss



Western Conference





Los Angeles Lakers (1) def.Houston Rockets (4), 4-1





MacMahon: Mike D'Antoni might go, but Rockets' small ball is here to stay

Marks:Next for the Houston Rockets

LeBron James leads Lakers to conference finals


McMenamin: Inside LeBron's super-effective go-to move

Shelburne: Lakers embrace D'Antoni's vision, out-small ball Rockets



Denver Nuggets (3) def. LA Clippers, 4-3





Nuggets silence critics with historic 3-1 comeback

Rivers on Clippers' demise: 'I'll take any blame'

NBA Twitter shows no mercy to Clippers as Nuggets advance

Windhorst: This stunning failure has the Clippers' on the clock

Marks: Next for the LA Clippers

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