NBA Playoff Schedule 2022: Playoffs Game and Finals

The National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to start its 76th season with a traditional 82-game regular season starting from Thursday, October 19, 2021, to Sunday, April 10, 2022. The Play-in tournament starts on Tuesday, April 12, ends on Friday, April 15, 2022, and NBA playoffs 2022 begin on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Here are your key dates for the 2021-22 NBA regular season, All-Star Game, playoffs, finals time, date, location, TV channel, scores, and the complete schedule you need to know.

When is the NBA Playoffs 2022?

The 2022 NBA Playoffs are set to start with round 1 will be kicking off on Saturday, April 16. Here is your full schedule of the eight teams of each conference including round 1, conference semifinals, finals, time, date, TV channel, location, and updated results below.

The NBA 2021-22 Season’s Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 28: Training camp starts
  • Sunday, October 3 to Friday, October 15: NBA Preseason 2021
  • Thursday, October 19: Regular season begins
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022: NBA All-Star Game
  • Tuesday, April 12: Play-in tournament
  • Saturday, April 16: 2022 NBA Playoffs begin
  • Thursday, June 2: NBA Finals Game 1
  • Sunday, June 19: NBA Finals Game 7 (If needed)
  • Thursday, June 23: 2022 NBA Draft

#1 Heat vs. #2 Celtics Eastern Conference Championship (Series 1-0)

GAMETEAMDATETIME (ET)TVVENUE
1Celtics 107-118 HeatTue, May 17FinalESPNFTX Arena
2Celtics @ HeatThu, May 198:30 PMESPNFTX Arena
3Heat @ CelticsSat, May 218:30 PMABCTD Garden
4Heat @ CelticsMon, May 238:30 PMABCTD Garden
5Celtics @ HeatWed, May 258:30 PMESPNFTX Arena
6Heat @ CelticsFri, May 278:30 PMESPNTD Garden
7Celtics @ HeatSun, May 298:30 PMESPNFTX Arena

#1 Warriors vs. #4 Mavericks Conference Championship (Series 1-0)

GAMETEAMDATETIME (ET)TVVENUE
1Mavericks 87-112 WarriorsWed, May 18FinalTNTFootprint Center
2Mavericks @ WarriorsFri, May 209:00 PMTNTFootprint Center
3Warriors @ MavericksSun, May 229:00 PMTNTAmerican Airlines Center
4Warriors @ MavericksTue, May 249:00 PMTNTAmerican Airlines Center
5Mavericks @ WarriorsThu, May 269:00 PMTNTFootprint Center
6Warriors @ MavericksSat, May 289:00 PMTNTAmerican Airlines Center
7Mavericks @ WarriorsMon, May 308:00 PMTNTFootprint Center
When is NBA All-Star weekend 2022?

NBA announced its 2022 All-Star weekend begins on Friday 18 and the All-Star showcase in one night game is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, and the TNT TV channel will be televised the game at 8 p.m. ET and AT&T Slam Dunk Contest at halftime.

When is NBA Finals 2022?

The 2022 NBA finals are officially scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 2, 2022, Game 6 will be expected on Friday, June 17, and Game 7 on Sunday, June 19.

GAMETEAMDATETIME (ET)TVVENUE
1TBDThursday, June 2TBDABCTBD
2TBDTBDTBDABCTBD
3TBDTBDTBDABCTBD
4TBDTBDTBDABCTBD
5TBDTBDTBDABCTBD
6TBDTBDTBDABCTBD
7TBDSunday, June 19TBDABCTBD
How many teams can clinch the playoffs?

There are sixteen teams that can be clinched the playoff seeds in the postseason spot.

How many conferences and teams are the NBA having?

The NBA has 30 teams, broken down by the two conferences;

1. Western Conference has three divisions Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest Divisions led by 15 teams.
2. Eastern Conference has also three divisions, Atlantic, Southeast, and Central also led by 15 teams.

When will the playoff schedule, and bracket be released?

We hope the league will be expected to release the traditional 16 teams’ NBA playoff bracket on Friday, April 15, 2022.

What channels are the NBA playoffs games on?

Only four TV channels ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV get the right to air playoff games in the United States. If you have these channels you do not have any problem watching NBA playoffs matchups online on any device you already have.

Please note: The 2022 playoffs schedule is officially available by visiting nba.com/schedule.