NBA Playoffs: Updates, recaps for Thursday games, TV schedule, game times, scores for Friday (4/21/2017) games

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The NBA playoffs continue on Friday, April 21 with a trio of game 3s. The first game of the night features the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. The second game sees MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden go head-to-head as the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Houston Rockets. The final game sees the Utah Jazz face-off against the Los Angeles Clippers.


The game times fro the Friday games are as follows: Boston-Chicago 7 p.m., Houston-Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m., Los Angeles-Utah 10 p.m.


Below, find scores, game times, results, TV schedule, a bracket and updates for the 2017 NBA Playoffs. All times ET.


2017 NBA playoffs: Game times, scores, schedule for Friday

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Game 3: Boston vs. Chicago | 7 p.m. | Bulls lead series 2-0 | ESPN


Game 3: Houston vs. Oklahoma City | 9:30 p.m. |  Rockets lead series 2-0 | ESPN


Game 3: Los Angeles vs. Utah  | 10 p.m. | Spurs lead series 2-0 | ESPN2


2017 NBA playoffs Scores, live updates for Friday

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2017 NBA playoffs: Schedule, results for first round

* — if necessary; TBD — date and/or time to be determined


EASTERN CONFERENCE
No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls

Game 1: Bulls 106, Celtics 102 | Box score
Game 2: Bulls 111, Celtics 97 | Box score
Game 3: Friday, April 21, Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, April 23, Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 26, Chicago at Boston, TBD
Game 6*: Friday, April 28, Boston at Chicago, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, April 30, Chicago at Boston, TBD


No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Indiana Pacers

Game 1: Cleveland 109, Indiana 108 | Box score
Game 2: Cleveland 117, Indiana 111 | Box score
Game 3: Cleveland 119, Indiana 114 | Box score
Game 4: Sunday, April 23, Cleveland at Indiana, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 *: Tuesday, April 25, Indiana at Cleveland, TBD
Game 6 *: Thursday, April 27, Cleveland at Indiana, TBD
Game 7 *: Saturday, April 29, Indiana at Cleveland, TBD, TNT


No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks

Game 1: Milwaukee Bucks 97 Toronto Raptors 83 | Box score
Game 2: Toronto Raptors 106, Milwaukee Bucks 100 | Box score
Game 3: Milwaukee Bucks 104, Toronto Raptors 77 | Box score
Game 4: Saturday, April 22, Toronto at Milwaukee, 3 p.m, TNT
Game 5 *: Monday, April 24, Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 6 *: Thursday, April 27, Toronto at Milwaukee, TBD
Game 7 *: Saturday, April 29, Milwaukee at Toronto, TBD, TNT


No. 4 Washington Wizards vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks

Game 1: Washington 114, Atlanta 107 | Box score
Game 2: Washington 109, Atlanta 101 | Box score
Game 3: Saturday, April 22, Washington at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m.,  TNT
Game 4: Monday, April 24, Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 5 *: Wednesday, April 26, Atlanta at Washington, TBD
Game 6 *: Friday, April 28, Washington at Atlanta, TBD
Game 7 *: Sunday, April 30, Atlanta at Washington, TBD


WESTERN CONFERENCE
No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1: Golden State 121, Portland 109| Box score
Game 2: Golden State 110, Portland 81 | Box score
Game 3: Saturday, April 22, Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Monday, April 24, Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 26, Portland at Golden State, TBD
Game 6 *: Friday, April 28, Golden State at Portland,TBD
Game 7 *: Sunday, April 30,  Portland at Golden State, TBD


No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1: San Antonio 111, Memphis 82 | Box score
Game 2: San Antonio 96, Memphis 82 | Box score
Game 3: Memphis 105, San Antonio 94 | Box score
Game 4: Saturday, April 22, San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 *: Tuesday, April 25, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD
Game 6 *: Thursday, April 27, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD
Game 7 *: Saturday, April 29, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT


No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder

Game 1: Houston 118, Oklahoma City 87 | Box score
Game 2: Houston 115, Oklahoma City 111 | Box score
Game 3: Friday, April 21, Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, April 23, Houston at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5 *: Tuesday, April 25, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD
Game 6 *: Thursday, April 27, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 7 *: Saturday, April 29, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TNT


No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz

Game 1: Utah 97, Los Angeles 95 | Box score
Game 2: Los Angeles 99, Utah 91 | Box score
Game 3: Friday, April 21, Los Angeles at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: Sunday, April 23, Los Angeles at Utah, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 5 *: Tuesday, April 25, Utah at Los Angeles, TBD
Game 6 *: Friday, April 28, Los Angeles at Utah, TBD
Game 7 *: Sunday, April 30, Utah at Los Angeles, TBD


2017 NBA Playoffs: Bracket

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2017 NBA Playoffs: TV channels

Along with regional sports networks, national channels will broadcast the first round of the playoffs. ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV will air the 2017 NBA Playoffs.


First round and second round

TNT: Saturday through Thursday
ESPN: Friday and Saturday
ABC: Selected Saturday and Sunday games, usually in the afternoon
NBA TV: Selected weekday games

Conference finals

TNT: Eastern Conference Finals
ESPN: Western Conference Finals

NBA Finals

ABC

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