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Kim O'Reilly, CBS Sports

The first leg of the NBA Finals are in the books, and the Miami Heat, once again, has managed to wrest home-court advantage away from its higher-seed opponent. The Heat used a barrage of 3-point shooting -- and the Nuggets' defensive lapses helped -- to defeat the host Denver Nuggets, 111-108. Miami's victory was the first road win by a 8-seed in NBA Finals history, though it is a small sample size with the 1999 New York Knicks being the only other 8-seed to make it to the championship round.

The Heat's trademark resiliency was on full display as they battled back from double-digit deficits more than once. Miami shot 48.5% from 3 and made 17 to 11 for Denver, which only converted 39% of its looks from distance. Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic scored 41 points and collected 11 rebounds for Denver, but Miami was able to limit his effectiveness by limiting him to just four assists. Expect the Nuggets to make a number of adjustments heading into Game 3, which will take place in Miami on Wednesday night.

As the bracket changes, we're keeping track of everything you need to know about the 2023 NBA playoffs. Below is the daily playoff schedule as well as the previous results, the playoff bracket, dates, times and TV/streaming info. 

2023 NBA playoff bracket

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Kim O'Reilly

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Sunday, June 4

  • NBA Finals -- Game 2: Heat 111, Nuggets 108 (Series tied 1-1)

Wednesday, June 7

  • NBA Finals -- Game 3: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Friday, June 9

  • NBA Finals -- Game 4: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Monday, June 12

  • NBA Finals -- Game 5: Heat at Nuggets, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Thursday, June 15

  • NBA Finals -- Game 6: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC (if necessary)

Sunday, June 18

  • NBA Finals -- Game 7: Heat at Nuggets, 8 p.m., ABC (if necessary)

NBA playoff results

Thursday, June 1

  • NBA Finals -- Game 1: Nuggets 104, Heat 93 (Denver leads 1-0)

Monday, May 29

  • Game 7: Heat 103, Celtics 84 (Miami wins 4-3)

Saturday, May 27

  • Game 6: Celtics 104, Heat 103 (Series tied 3-3)

Thursday, May 25

  • Game 5: Celtics 110, Heat 97 (Miami leads 3-2)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Game 4: Celtics 116, Heat 99 (Miami leads 3-1)

Monday, May 22

  • Game 4: Nuggets 113, Lakers 111 (Denver wins 4-0)

Sunday, May 21

  • Game 3: Heat 128, Celtics 102 (Miami leads 3-0)

Saturday, May 20

  • Game 3: Nuggets 119, Lakers 108 (Denver leads 3-0)

Friday, May 19

  • Game 2: Heat, 111 Celtics 105 (Miami leads 2-0)

Thursday, May 18

  • Game 2: Nuggets 108, Lakers 103 (Denver leads 2-0)

Wednesday, May 17

  • Game 1: Heat 123, Celtics 116 (Miami leads 1-0)

Tuesday, May 16

  • Game 1: Nuggets 132, Lakers 126 (Denver leads 1-0)

Sunday, May 14

  • Game 7: Celtics 112, 76ers 88 (Boston wins series 4-3)

Friday, May 12

  • Game 6: Heat 96, Knicks 92 (Miami wins 4-2)
  • Game 6: Lakers 122, Warriors 101 (Los Angeles wins 4-2)

Thursday, May 11

  • Game 6: Celtics 95, 76ers 86 (Series tied 3-3)
  • Game 6: Nuggets 125, Suns 100 (Denver wins 4-2)

Wednesday, May 10

  • Game 5: Knicks 112, Heat 103 (Miami leads 3-2)
  • Game 5: Warriors 121, Lakers 106 (Los Angeles leads 3-2)

Tuesday, May 9

  • Game 5: 76ers 115, Celtics 103 (Philadelphia leads 3-2)
  • Game 5: Nuggets 118, Suns 102 (Denver leads 3-2)

Monday, May 8

  • Game 4: Heat 109, Knicks 101 (Miami leads 3-1)
  • Game 4: Lakers 104, Warriors 101 (Los Angeles leads 3-1)

Sunday, May 7

  • Game 4: 76ers 116, Celtics 115 (OT) (Series tied 2-2)
  • Game 4: Suns 129, Nuggets 124 (Series tied 2-2)

Saturday, May 6

  • Game 3: Heat 105, Knicks 86 (Miami leads 2-1)
  • Game 3: Lakers 127, Warriors 97 (Los Angeles leads 2-1)

Friday, May 5

  • Game 3: Celtics 114, 76ers 102 (Boston leads 2-1)
  • Game 3: Suns 121, Nuggets 114 (Denver leads 2-1)

Thursday, May 4

  • Game 2: Warriors 127, Lakers 100 (Series tied 1-1)

Wednesday, May 3

  • Game 2: Celtics 121, 76ers 87 (Series tied 1-1)

Tuesday, May 2

  • Game 2: Knicks 111, Heat 105 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 1: Lakers 117, Warriors 112 (Los Angeles leads 1-0)

Monday, May 1

  • Game 1: 76ers 119, Celtics 115 (Philadelphia leads 1-0)
  • Game 2: Nuggets 97, Suns 87 (Denver leads 2-0)

Sunday, April 30

  • Game 1: Heat 108, Knicks 101 (Miami leads 1-0)
  • Game 7: Warriors 120, Kings 100 (Golden State wins 4-3)

Saturday, April 29

  • Game 1: Nuggets 125, Suns 107 (Denver leads 1-0)

Friday, April 28

  • Game 6: Kings 118, Warriors 99 (Series tied 3-3)
  • Game 6: Lakers 125, Grizzlies 85 (Los Angeles wins 4-2)

Thursday, April 27

  • Game 6: Celtics 128, Hawks 120 (Boston wins 4-2)

Wednesday, April 26

  • Game 5: Knicks 106, Cavaliers 95 (New York wins 4-1)
  • Game 5: Grizzlies 116, Lakers 99 (Los Angeles leads 3-2)
  • Game 5: Heat 128, Bucks 126 -- OT (Miami wins 4-1)
  • Game 5: Warriors 123, Kings 116 (Golden State leads 3-2)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Game 5: Hawks 119, Celtics, 117 (Boston leads 3-2)
  • Game 5: Nuggets 112, Timberwolves 109 (Denver wins 4-1)
  • Game 5: Suns 136, Clippers 130 (Phoenix wins 4-1)

Monday, April 24

  • Game 4: Heat 119, Bucks 114 (Miami leads 3-1)
  • Game 4: Lakers 117, Grizzlies 111 -- OT (Los Angeles leads 3-1)

Sunday, April 23

  • Game 4: Knicks 102, Cavaliers 93 (New York leads 3-1)
  • Game 4: Warriors 126, Kings 125 (Series tied 2-2)
  • Game 4: Celtics 129, Hawks 121 (Boston leads 3-1)
  • Game 4: Timberwolves 114, Nuggets 108 -- OT (Denver leads 3-1)

Saturday, April 22

  • Game 4: 76ers 96, Nets 88 (Philadelphia wins 4-0)
  • Game 4: Suns 112, Clippers 100 (Phoenix leads 3-1)
  • Game 3: Heat 121, Bucks 99 (Miami leads 2-1)
  • Game 3: Lakers 111, Grizzlies 101 (Los Angeles leads 2-1)

Friday, April 21

  • Game 3: Hawks 130, Celtics 122 (Boston leads 2-1)
  • Game 3: Knicks 99, Cavaliers 79 (New York leads 2-1)
  • Game 3: Nuggets 120, Timberwolves 111 (Denver leads 3-0)

Thursday, April 20

  • Game 3: 76ers 102, Nets 97 (Philadelphia leads 3-0)
  • Game 3: Warriors 114, Kings 97 (Sacramento leads 2-1)
  • Game 3: Suns 129, Clippers 124 (Phoenix leads 2-1)

Wednesday, April 19

  • Game 2: Grizzlies 103, Lakers 93 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 2: Bucks 138, Heat 122 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 2: Nuggets 122, Wolves 113 (Denver leads 2-0)

Tuesday, April 18

  • Game 2: Celtics 119, Hawks 106 (Boston leads 2-0)
  • Game 2: Cavaliers 107, Knicks 90 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 2: Suns 123, Clippers 109 (Series tied 1-1)

Monday, April 17

  • Game 2: 76ers 96, Nets 84 (Philadelphia leads 2-0)
  • Game 2: Kings 114, Warriors 106 (Sacramento leads 2-0)

Sunday, April 16

  • Game 1: Lakers 128, Grizzlies 112 (Los Angeles leads 1-0)
  • Game 1: Heat 130, Bucks 117 (Miami leads 1-0)
  • Game 1: Clippers 115, Suns 110 (Los Angeles 1-0)
  • Game 1: Nuggets 109, Timberwolves 80 (Denver leads 1-0)

Saturday, April 15

  • Game 1: 76ers 121, Nets 101 (Philadelphia leads 1-0)
  • Game 1: Celtics 112, Hawks 99 (Boston leads 1-0)
  • Game 1: Knicks 101, Cavaliers 97 (New York leads 1-0)
  • Game 1: Kings 126, Warriors 123 (Sacramento leads 1-0)

Friday, April 14 (play-in)

Wednesday, April 12 (play-in) 

Tuesday, April 11 (play-in)

  • Hawks 116, Heat 105
  • Lakers 108 Timberwolves 102 -- OT