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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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
8/18vs Portland (8)L  93-100 0-1
8/20vs Portland (8)W  111-88 1-1
8/22at Portland (8)W  116-108 2-1
8/24at Portland (8)W  135-115 3-1
8/29vs Portland (8)W  131-122 4-1

Conference Semifinals

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
9/4vs Houston (4)L  97-112 0-1
9/6vs Houston (4)W  117-109 1-1
9/8at Houston (4)W  112-102 2-1
9/10at Houston (4)W  110-100 3-1
9/12vs Houston (4)W  119-96 4-1

Conference Finals

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
9/18vs Denver (3)W  126-114 1-0
9/20vs Denver (3)W  105-103 2-0
9/22at Denver (3)L  106-114 2-1
9/24at Denver (3)W  114-108 3-1
9/26vs Denver (3)W  117-107 4-1

NBA Finals

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
9/30vs Miami (5)W  116-98 1-0
10/2vs Miami (5)W  124-114 2-0
10/4at Miami (5)L  104-115 2-1
10/6at Miami (5)W  102-96 3-1
10/9vs Miami (5)L  108-111 3-2
10/11at Miami (5)W  106-93 4-2
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