NBA Playoffs: Bracket, games today, latest weekly TV schedule, live stream, first round dates, start times

The 2022 NBA playoffs are here. Twenty teams made the playoffs, but that number will be reduced to 16 by Friday night after the qualifying tournament, with the first round of the playoffs kicking off on Saturday, April 16. After a season full of upsets, the title fight looks to be wide open in both conferences, and there will be plenty of tasty first-round matchups. But things start with the play-in tournament, which begins Tuesday evening.

The seventh-seeded Nets beat the Cavaliers in the East and will face the No. 2 Celtics in the first round. In the West, the Timberwolves outplayed the Clippers as they clinched the No. 7 seed and the chance to face the upstart Grizzlies in a best-of-seven series. The Hawks and Pelicans managed to go from their games of qualifying on Wednesday night and will face the Cavaliers and Clippers, respectively, to determine which teams will be the final seeds in the playoffs. You can find our expert play-in predictions here.

The first round kicks off Saturday afternoon, and we know our first game: The fourth-seeded Mavericks host the fifth-seeded Jazz at 1 p.m. ET. The 76ers-Raptors, Warriors-Nuggets and Grizzlies series against the West’s No. 7 seed will also begin on Saturday before the other four series begin on Sunday.

The full 2022 NBA Playoffs table and schedule for this week can be found below. Every game on NBATV, ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC can be streamed via fuboTV (Try for free).

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This week’s playoff schedule

(all US/Eastern times)

tuesday april 12
Nets 115, Riders 108
Timberwolves 109, Mowers 104

Wednesday April 13
Falcons 132, hornets 103
Pelicans 113, Spurs 103

friday april 15
Hawks vs. Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Pelicans vs. Clippers, 10 p.m. (TNT)

saturday april 16
Game 1: Jazz vs. Mavericks, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 1: Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 1: Raptors vs. 76ers, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 1: Nuggets vs. Warriors, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

sunday april 17
Game 1: East No. 8 vs. Heat, 1 p.m. (TNT)
Game 1: Nets vs. Celtics, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 1: Bulls vs. Bucks, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 1: West No. 8 vs. Suns, 9 p.m. (TNT)

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