2019 NBA playoffs: Matchups, schedules, news and more

Butler: Simmons showed up when we needed him to (1:12)

Jimmy Butler reiterates that Ben Simmons is an all-star for a reason after Simmons put up a career-high 31 points as the 76ers go up 2-1 in the series. (1:12)

The NBA's second season is underway!

And for the first time since 2005, a LeBron James-led team is not among the squads battling it out for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But don't worry: The 2019 NBA playoffs are still packed with plenty of superstars, storylines and must-see matchups to keep you on the edge of your seat from the opening round all the way until a champion is crowned in June.

Keep it here for the latest matchups, schedules, news and updates all postseason long.

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(1) Milwaukee Bucks lead (8) Detroit Pistons, 2-0


Giannis, Bledsoe go off in Game 2 win

Eric Bledsoe leads the Bucks with 27 points while Giannis records a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Bucks go up 2-0.

(2) Toronto Raptors lead (7) Orlando Magic, 2-1


Siakam scores playoff career-high 30 in Game 3 win

Pascal Siakam dominated Game 3 by scoring a playoff career-high 30 points getting help from Kawhi Leonard who scored 16 to lead the Raptors to a 98-93 win.

(3) Philadelphia 76ers lead (6) Brooklyn Nets, 2-1


Simmons' playoff career-high 31 points leads 76ers to Game 3 win

Ben Simmons lights up the Nets in the 76ers' Game 3 win with 31 points and nine assists.

(4) Boston Celtics lead (5) Indiana Pacers, 2-0


Kyrie's 37 points carries Celtics to comeback win

Kyrie Irving scores 37 points and Jayson Tatum picks up 26 in the Celtics' 99-91 comeback victory vs. the Pacers.

(1) Golden State Warriors lead (8) LA Clippers, 2-1


Durant bounces back, scores 38

Kevin Durant shot over Patrick Beverley all of Game 3 on his way to 38 points in the Warriors' dominant 132-105 win against the Clippers.

(2) Denver Nuggets trail (7) San Antonio Spurs, 2-1


White's career-high 36 leads Spurs to commanding win

Derrick White scores 36 points and DeMar DeRozan picks up 25 to lead the Spurs to a 118-108 win over the Nuggets and a 2-1 series lead.

(3) Portland Trail Blazers lead (6) OKC Thunder, 2-0


Barkley sticking with Blazers to the Finals prediction

Charles Barkley advises the Get Up! crew not to sleep on the Blazers and expects them to make it out of the West over the Warriors.

(4) Houston Rockets lead (5) Utah Jazz, 2-0


Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 2-0 series lead

James Harden dominates the Jazz in Game 2, scoring 32 points to go along with 13 rebounds and 10 assist.