Spartans in NBA Playoffs: See who will be competing in 2021 postseason

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The NBA postseason is back, and once again Michigan State will be well represented with numerous alumni battling it out for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

Six different former Spartans will be playing in the 2021 NBA playoffs.

Here’s a breakdown of the Spartans that’ll be in the NBA playoffs that begin on Tuesday, with a schedule on when each player will be on the court:

Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets)

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Miles Bridges and the Charlotte Hornets are the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference and will be part of the play-in tournament. The Hornets will face the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, and with a win would move on to play the loser of Boston-Washington on Thursday. With a loss, Charlotte would be eliminated. Play-In Tournament Schedule: Game 1 vs. Indiana (May 18 at 6:30 p.m. EDT) Game 2 vs. loser of Boston-Washington (May 20 at 8 p.m. EDT) *IF NECESSARY*

Bryn Forbes (Milwaukee Bucks)

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Bryn Forbes and the Milwaukee Bucks are the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, and will play the No. 6 seed Miami Heat in Round 1 of the playoffs. Round 1 Schedule: Game 1 vs. Miami (TBD) Game 2 vs. Miami (TBD) Game 3 at Miami (TBD) Game 4 at Miami (TBD) Game 5 vs. Miami (TBD) *IF NECESSARY* Game 6 at Miami (TBD) *IF NECESSARY* Game 7 vs. Miami (TBD) *IF NECESSARY*

Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)

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Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors are the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and will be part of the play-in tournament. The Warriors will face the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, and with a win would move on to the first round. With a loss, Golden State would play the winner of Memphis-San Antonio. Play-In Tournament Schedule: Game 1 vs. Los Angeles Lakers (May 19 at 10 p.m. EDT) Game 2 vs. winner of Memphis-San Antonio (May 21 at TBD) *IF NECESSARY*

Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)

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Jaren Jackson Jr. and the Memphis Grizzlies are the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference and will be part of the play-in tournament. The Grizzlies will face the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, and with a win would move on to play the loser of Los Angeles-Golden State on Friday. With a loss, Memphis would be eliminated. Play-In Tournament Schedule: Game 1 vs. San Antonio (May 19 at 7:30 p.m. EDT) Game 2 vs. loser of Los Angeles-Golden State (May 21 at TBD) *IF NECESSARY*

Xavier Tillman Sr. (Memphis Grizzlies)

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Xavier Tillman and the Memphis Grizzlies are the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference and will be part of the play-in tournament. The Grizzlies will face the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, and with a win would move on to play the loser of Los Angeles-Golden State on Friday. With a loss, Memphis would be eliminated. Play-In Tournament Schedule: Game 1 vs. San Antonio (May 19 at 7:30 p.m. EDT) Game 2 vs. loser of Los Angeles-Golden State (May 21 at TBD) *IF NECESSARY*

Cassius Winston (Washington Wizards)

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Cassius Winston and the Washington Wizards are the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and will be part of the play-in tournament. The Wizards will face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, and with a win would move on to the first round. With a loss, Washington would play the winner of Indiana-Charlotte. Play-In Tournament Schedule: Game 1 vs. Boston (May 18 at 9 p.m. EDT) Game 2 vs. winner of Indiana-Charlotte (May 20 at 8 p.m. EDT) *IF NECESSARY*

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