2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

Slow starts doom Cavs in Boston (1:08)

Jeff Van Gundy details why the Cavaliers have struggled in Boston after another slow start in Game 5 results in a loss to the Celtics. (1:08)

Sixteen has become four, as Houston, Golden State, Boston and Cleveland are one step from the Finals. We've got you covered from the first round all the way through the crowning of the 2018 champion.

Key dates: 2018 NBA playoffs

April 14: First round begins | Round 1 recap

April 28: Conference semis begin | Round 2 recap

May 13: Conference finals begin | Tickets on Vivid Seats

May 31: NBA Finals begin

Best of the postseason

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers


Celtics defend home court

The Celtics use great defense and drain 13 3-pointers to take down the Cavs and improve to 10-0 at home in the playoffs.

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (2) Golden State Warriors


Stephen A.: 'Houston refused to go away'

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the Rockets' performance, regaining home court advantage, and wondering if Golden State can answer back.