On March 11, 2020, the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of the suspension, teams had played between 63 and 67 games. On July 30 , a reformatted regular season, with 8 more games scheduled for 22 qualified teams, resumed play, all of which took place within a quarantine bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex inside Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida.
First Round
Semi-Finals
Conf. Finals
Finals
MIL 4
ORL 1
IND 0
MIA 4
BOS 4
PHI 0
TOR 4
BKN 0
LAL 4
POR 1
HOU 4
OKC 3
DEN 4
UTA 3
LAC 4
DAL 2
MIL 1
MIA 4
TOR 3
BOS 4
LAL 4
HOU 1
LAC 3
DEN 4
BOS 2
MIA 4
LAL 4
DEN 1
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LAL 4
MIA 2
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LAL
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The 22 top teams in the league at the time of the suspension played eight additional regular season games to determine playoff seeding, with 16 of those teams playing in a conventional postseason tournament. If the ninth seed within a conference would have finished the regular season within four games of the eighth seed, they would have then competed in a play-in series. A play-in game took place in the Western Conference, as the ninth seeded Memphis finished within four games of the eighth seeded Portland. The eighth seed started with a 1–0 lead and needed just one win to advance, while the ninth seed needed to win twice to clinch the final playoff spot.

First Round

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
8/17vs Philadelphia (6)W  109-101 1-0
8/19vs Philadelphia (6)W  128-101 2-0
8/21at Philadelphia (6)W  102-94 3-0
8/23at Philadelphia (6)W  110-106 4-0

Conference Semifinals

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
8/30at Toronto (2)W  112-94 1-0
9/1at Toronto (2)W  102-99 2-0
9/3vs Toronto (2)L  103-104 2-1
9/5vs Toronto (2)L  93-100 2-2
9/7at Toronto (2)W  111-89 3-2
9/9vs Toronto (2)L  122-125
2OT
3-3
9/11at Toronto (2)W  92-87 4-3

Conference Finals

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
9/15vs Miami (5)L  114-117
OT
0-1
9/17vs Miami (5)L  101-106 0-2
9/19at Miami (5)W  117-106 1-2
9/23at Miami (5)L  109-112 1-3
9/25vs Miami (5)W  121-108 2-3
9/27at Miami (5)L  113-125 2-4
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