2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

Stephen A.: LeBron is on 'Mount Rushmore of basketball' (1:32)

Stephen A. Smith explains how LeBron James is able to continuously play at a high level in his 15th year in the league. (1:32)

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


Cavs cruise to Game 4 victory

LeBron James records his sixth 40-point game of the postseason while Kyle Korver adds 14 off the bench, leading the Cavs to an 111-102 win.

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


D'Antoni says Warriors have all the pressure

Mike D'Antoni acknowledges his team didn't come out with its A-game in Game 3, but still believes Golden State is under pressure going into Game 4.