NBA which is National Basketball Association is a professional and elite basketball league which is conducted in North America. The format of the game is very simple and consists of 30 teams playing against each other. These teams come from different cities in America, divided into 2 conferences, East and West. Throughout the year the association conduct different games and contest before the regular season of the NBA begins.
NBA last year played its first-ever Play-in tournament, which turned out to be a hit, and considered it playing every season from thereon. It consisted of 4 teams from each conference who are placed at the 7,8,9 and 10th Spot on the point list, heading against each other. The play was conducted from 12th April 2022 to 15th April. Later on, the Playoffs were scheduled to begin on 16th April 2022, 4 days after the play-ins. Have a look at the detailed information we provide below regarding the schedule of the Play-offs.
NBA Playoff 2022 Full Bracket: Date, Timings.
As we know that the playoffs are the regular format of the NBA season. This year it is scheduled to be held from April 16th, 2022. There will be 16 teams in all, 8 teams from each conference heading against each other in order to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. So have a look at the entire schedule below, The timings that are mentioned below are according to US and East.
This is going to be the first round of playoffs for NBA 2022.
Monday, April 18
Game 2: 76ers 112, Raptors 97
Game 2: Mavericks 110, Jazz 104
Game 2: Warriors 126, Nuggets 106
Tuesday, April 19
Game 2: Heat 115, Hawks 105
Game 2: Grizzlies 124, Timberwolves 96
Game 2: Pelicans 125, Suns 114
Wednesday, April 20
Game 2: Celtics vs. Nets, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Raptors vs. 76ers, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
Game 2: Bucks vs. Bulls, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Thursday, April 21
Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Jazz vs. Mavericks, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3: Nuggets vs. Warriors, 10 p.m. (TNT)
Friday, April 22
Game 3: Hawks vs. Heat, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 3: Bulls vs. Bucks, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 3: Pelicans vs. Suns, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, April 23
Game 4: Raptors vs. 76ers, 2 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: Jazz vs. Mavericks, 4:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Nets vs. Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, April 24
Game 4: Bulls vs. Bucks, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 4: Nuggets vs. Warriors, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 4: Hawks vs. Heat, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: Pelicans vs Suns, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NBA Playoff matchups 2022
Here are the teams that will be participating in the Play-offs. have a look at the teams that will be seen heading against each other.
(1) Heat vs. (8) Hawks
(2) Celtics vs. (7) Nets
(3) Bucks vs. (6) Bulls
(4) 76ers vs. (5) Raptors
(1) Suns vs. (8) Pelicans
(2) Grizzlies vs. (7) Timberwolves
(3) Warriors vs. (6) Nuggets
(4) Mavericks vs. (5) Jazz
Where to watch the Playoffs NBA 2022?
All basketball fans eagerly wait for the playoffs to start, one must also note that the timings of the matches are according to the US and the fans abroad will have to tune into the channel as per their standard time. NBA will be telecasting all the live content and matches on various channels like ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV. The games will be scattered on a different channels, wherein the finals of the Play-offs will be seen on the ABC channel TV.