2024 NBA playoffs bracket, schedule, scores, results: Knicks and Nuggets pick up

The second round of the 2024 NBA playoffs is in full swing, and both the Knicks and Nuggets picked up pivotal Game 5 wins on Tuesday night. The Knicks ran away from the Pacers for a 30-point victory at Madison Square Garden to take a 3-2 series lead. Jalen Brunson had 44 points as New York returned the favor following a blowout loss in Game 4. In the West, Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to their first home win of the series against the Timberwolves. Jokic scored 40 points and had another 13 assists as Denver won its third game in a row to take a 3-2 series lead.

The Pacers and Wolves will both try to keep their seasons alive at home later this week.

The Celtics, meanwhile, can become the first team to reach the conference finals on Wednesday. Boston carries a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 against the Cavaliers, who missed star guard Donovan Mitchell in Game 4. The Celtics, who are 7-2 in these playoffs, have the chance to close things out at home and reach the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth time in eight years.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, the top-seeded Thunder can retake the series lead against the Mavericks. OKC stormed back to win Game 4 on Monday and even the series, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will try to lead his team to another win against Luka Doncic, who is averaging 22 points per game against the Thunder — his lowest mark of any playoff series in his career.

The postseason field started with 20 teams. The Warriors, Kings, Hawks and Bulls were ousted in the Play-In Tournament before the Pelicans, Suns, Clippers, Lakers, Heat, 76ers, Bucks and Magic were eliminated in the first round.

Here’s a look at the upcoming schedule, as well as all the playoff scores. All games airing on ABC, ESPN and NBA TV are streaming on fubo (try for free).

Tuesday’s playoff scores:

  • Game 5: Knicks 121, Pacers 91 — New York leads 3-2
  • Game 5: Nuggets 112, Timberwolves 97 — Denver leads 3-2

Below is a look at the complete playoff bracket.

2024 NBA playoff bracket

Kim O’Reilly, CBS Sports

Upcoming NBA playoffs schedule

(All times Eastern)

Wednesday, May 15
Game 5: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Thunder vs. Mavericks, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Thursday, May 16
Game 6: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/fubo

Friday, May 17
Game 6*: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/fubo
Game 6: Pacers vs. Knicks, TBD, ESPN/fubo

Saturday, May 18
Game 6*: Mavericks vs. Thunder, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/fubo

Sunday, May 19
Game 7*: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, TBD
Game 7*: Knicks vs. Pacers, 3:30 p.m., ABC/fubo
Game 7*: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, TBD

Monday, May 20
Game 7*: Thunder vs. Mavericks, 8:30 p.m., TNT

NBA playoffs: Second-round scores

Celtics vs. Cavaliers
Game 1: Celtics 120, Cavaliers 95
Game 2: Cavaliers 118, Celtics 94
Game 3: Celtics 106, Cavaliers 93
Game 4: Celtics 109, Cavaliers 102

Knicks vs. Pacers
Game 1: Knicks 121, Pacers 117
Game 2: Knicks 130, Pacers 121
Game 3: Pacers 111, Knicks 106
Game 4: Pacers 121, Knicks 89
Game 5: Knicks 121, Pacers 91

Thunder vs. Mavericks
Game 1: Thunder 117, Mavericks 95
Game 2: Mavericks 119, Thunder 110
Game 3: Mavericks 105, Thunder 101
Game 4: Thunder 100, Mavericks 96

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves
Game 1: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 99
Game 2: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 80
Game 3: Nuggets 117, Timberwolves 90
Game 4: Nuggets 115, Timberwolves 107
Game 5: Nuggets 112, Timberwolves 97

NBA playoffs: First-round scores

Celtics vs. Heat
Game 1: Celtics 114, Heat 94
Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 101
Game 3: Celtics 104, Heat 84
Game 4: Celtics 102, Heat 88
Game 5: Celtics 118, Heat 84
(Boston wins series 4-1)

Knicks vs. 76ers
Game 1: Knicks 111, 76ers 104
Game 2: Knicks 104, 76ers 101
Game 3: 76ers 125, Knicks 114
Game 4: Knicks 97, 76ers 92
Game 5: 76ers 112, Knicks 106 (OT)
Game 6: Knicks 118, 76ers 115
(Knicks win series 4-2)

Bucks vs. Pacers
Game 1: Bucks 109, Pacers 94
Game 2: Pacers 125, Bucks 108
Game 3: Pacers 121, Bucks 118 (OT)
Game 4: Pacers 126, Bucks 113
Game 5: Bucks 115, Pacers 92
Game 6: Pacers 120, Bucks 98
(Indiana wins series 4-2)

Cavaliers vs. Magic
Game 1: Cavaliers 97, Magic 83
Game 2: Cavaliers 96, Magic 86
Game 3: Magic 121, Cavaliers 83
Game 4: Magic 112, Cavaliers 89
Game 5: Cavaliers 104, Magic 103
Game 6: Magic 103, Cavaliers 96
Game 7: Cavaliers 106, Magic 94
(Cleveland wins series 4-3)

Thunder vs. Pelicans
Game 1: Thunder 94, Pelicans 92
Game 2: Thunder 124, Pelicans 92
Game 3: Thunder 106, Pelicans 85
Game 4: Thunder 97, Pelicans 89
(Oklahoma City wins series 4-0)

Nuggets vs. Lakers
Game 1: Nuggets 114, Lakers 103
Game 2: Nuggets 101, Lakers 99
Game 3: Nuggets 112, Lakers 105
Game 4: Lakers 119, Nuggets 108
Game 5: Nuggets 108, Lakers 106
(Denver wins series 4-1)

Timberwolves vs. Suns
Game 1: Timberwolves 120, Suns 95
Game 2: Timberwolves 105, Suns 93
Game 3: Timberwolves 126, Suns 109
Game 4: Timberwolves 122, Suns 116
(Minnesota wins series 4-0)

Clippers vs. Mavericks
Game 1: Clippers 109, Mavericks 97
Game 2: Mavericks 96, Clippers 93
Game 3: Mavericks 101, Clippers 90
Game 4: Clippers 116, Mavericks 111
Game 5: Mavericks 123, Clippers 93
Game 6: Mavericks 114, Clippers 101
(Dallas wins series 4-2)

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