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NBA playoffs 2021: Matchups, schedules and news for the conference finals

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Booker laser focused after huge triple-double in Game 1 win vs. Clippers (1:53)

After recording a 40-point, 11-assist, 13-rebound triple-double, Devin Booker tells Rachel Nichols that he and the Suns are focused and locked in on Game 2. (1:53)

The 2021 playoffs continue and we're guaranteed of having a new NBA champion, after the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated in the first round.

The Western Conference finals feature two teams who have never won a championship, as the Phoenix Suns (who last played in the NBA Finals in 1993) take on the LA Clippers -- who have never before been this deep into the playoffs.

In the Eastern Conference finals, the upstart Atlanta Hawks, who last won a title in 1958 when they called St. Louis home, are facing the Milwaukee Bucks, who are trying to end a 50-year title drought of their own.

Keep it here for all the matchups, schedules, news and analysis all the way through the crowning of an NBA champion.

2021 NBA playoffs: Conference semis | First round

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Milwaukee Bucks (3) vs. Atlanta Hawks (5)

Game 1: Wednesday, June 23
Hawks at Bucks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 2: Friday, June 25
Hawks at Bucks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 3: Sunday, June 27
Bucks at Hawks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 4: Tuesday, June 29
Bucks at Hawks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 5: Thursday, July 1*
Hawks at Bucks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 6: Saturday, July 3*
Bucks at Hawks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Game 7: Monday, July 5*
Hawks at Bucks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

*If necessary

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Bucks outlast Nets in epic Game 7, advance to Eastern Conference finals

The Bucks and Nets go down to the wire in a wild fourth quarter and overtime as Milwaukee comes out on top and advances to the Eastern Conference finals.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Phoenix Suns (2) lead LA Clippers (4), 1-0

Game 1
Suns 120, Clippers 114

Game 2: Tuesday, June 22
Clippers at Suns | 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Game 3: Thursday, June 24
Suns at Clippers | 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Game 4: Saturday, June 26
Suns at Clippers | 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Game 5: Monday, June 28*
Clippers at Suns | 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Game 6: Wednesday, June 30*
Suns at Clippers | 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Game 7: Friday, July 2*
Clippers at Suns | 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

*If necessary

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Booker's lob to Bridges ignites the crowd, notches triple-double

Devin Booker races down the court to throw a lob pass to Mikal Bridges for an electric dunk that sets off the Suns crowd in the fourth quarter.