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What NBA Playoff games are on today?

It’s Wednesday 20 April 2022 and the NBA playoffs are catching fire. Find out which games are available for your viewing pleasure.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2022, Kyrie Irving, #11 of the Brooklyn Nets, dribbles downcourt against Jaylen Brown, #7 of the Boston Celtics, during the first quarter of Round 1 Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. - Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was fined $50,000 by the NBA on April 19, 2022, for directing obscene gestures and profane language at spectators, the league announced. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
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Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash said Tuesday that Ben Simmons was cleared for contact, a notable step toward his debut with the team.

NBA Playoffs today: Celtics - Nets

Nash also said Simmons participated in a 4-on-4 drill without issue. Simmons was officially ruled out for Game 2 of the Nets’ first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Nash would not go as far as to rule the guard out for Saturday’s Game 3.

Nets’ Ben Simmons has been cleared for contact
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Nets’ Ben Simmons has been cleared for contact

The former Philadelphia 76ers star, acquired in a blockbuster trade in February that sent James Harden to the Sixers, has yet to play a game in a Nets uniform due to a back injury and a lengthy reconditioning phase to return to game shape. Simmons forced his way out of Philadelphia over a fractured relationship with 76ers coach Doc Rivers and teammate Joel Embiid.

Multiple media reports have said Simmons is on track to make his return to the floor during the Boston series. The second-seeded Celtics won Game 1 over the No. 7 seed Nets.

NBA Playoff schedule: Wednesday 20 April

  • Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers - 8pm ET (Game 3)
  • Brooklyn Nets @ Boston Celtics - 7pm ET (Game 2)
  • Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks - 9:30 ET (Game 2)
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