NBA Playoffs: Bracket, Matches Today, TV Schedule, Live Stream, Dates, Start Times as First Round

The 2022 NBA playoffs are here. Twenty teams made the playoffs, but that number was reduced to 16 with the conclusion of the play-in tournament. The playoffs kicked off Saturday afternoon, starting with the Utah Jazz edging out the Dallas Mavericks to open the first round of action. In Game 2 of the day, the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the first big upset of the playoffs by knocking out Memphis. After a season full of upsets, the fight for the title looks to be wide open in both conferences, and there will be plenty of tasty first-round matchups.

The Nets and Celtics will face off in a highly anticipated 2-on-7 game in the Eastern Conference. And the fifth-seeded Raptors will try to upset the fourth-seeded 76ers. In the West, the upstart Grizzlies will face the equally young and hungry Timberwolves, while the Warriors will once again welcome Stephen Curry into the mix against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.

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).

This week’s playoff schedule

(all US/Eastern times)

saturday april 16
Game 1: Jazz 99, Mavericks 93
Game 1: Timberwolves 130, Grizzlies 117
Game 1: 76ers 131, Raptors 111
Game 1: Warriors vs. Nuggets, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

sunday april 17
Game 1: Heat vs. Hawks, 1 p.m. (TNT)
Game 1: Celtics vs. Nets, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 1: Bucks vs. Bulls, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 1: Suns vs. Pelicans, 9 p.m. (TNT)

monday april 18
Game 2: 76ers vs. Raptors, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: Mavericks vs. Jazz, 8:30 p.m. (NBATV)
Game 2: Warriors vs. Nuggets, 10 p.m. (TNT)

tuesday april 19
Game 2: Heat vs. Hawks, TBD (TBD)
Game 2: Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves, TBD (TBD)
Game 2: Suns vs. Pelicans, 10 p.m. (TNT)

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)

NBA play-in tournament results

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
Falcons 107, Horsemen 101
Pelicans 105, Mowers 101

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