2023 NBA Playoff Schedule and Season’s Key Dates

The National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to start its 77th season with a traditional 82-game regular season from Thursday, October 18, 2022, to Sunday, April 9, 2023. The Play-in tournament starts on Tuesday, April 11, and ends on Friday, April 14, 2023, and NBA playoffs 2023 begin on Saturday, April 15, 2023, to May 2023, and finals are expected to schedule in June 2023. Here are your key dates for the 2022-23 NBA regular season, All-Star Game, playoffs, finals time, date, location, TV channel, scores, and the complete schedule you need to know.

Who will play the NBA preseason outside of the USA?

The Warriors and Wizards will play preseason games in Japan on Sept. 30, and Oct. 2. On the other hand, the Bucks, and Hawks will play international games in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 6, and Oct. 8, 2022.

When is the 2023 NBA Playoffs?

The 2023 NBA Playoffs are set to start with round 1 and will be kicking off on Saturday, April 15. 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.

2023 NBA upcoming key dates:

  • March 25: NBA G League regular season ends
  • March 28: NBA G League Playoffs 2023 begin
  • April 9: NBA regular season ends
  • April 10: Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2023 (3 pm ET)
  • April 11-14: NBA Play-In Tournament 2023
  • April 15: NBA Playoffs 2023 begin
  • April 23: NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 pm ET)
  • May 1-2: NBA Conference Semifinals begin
  • May 16-17: NBA Conference Finals begin
  • May 16: NBA Draft Lottery 2023 presented by State Farm
  • June 1: NBA Finals 2023 Game 1
  • June 12: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 pm ET)
  • June 12: NBA Finals 2023 Game 5 (if necessary)
  • June 15: NBA Finals 2023 Game 6 (if necessary)
  • June 18: NBA Finals 2023 Game 7 (if necessary)
  • June 22: NBA Draft 2023 presented by State Farm

When is the NBA All-Star 2024 weekend?

NBA announced its 2024 All-Star weekend begins on Friday 16 and the All-Star showcase in one night game is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 18 in Indianapolis, IN, and the TNT TV channel will be televised the game at 8 p.m. ET AT&T Slam Dunk Contest at halftime.

When is the 2024 NBA All-Star Game?

NBA announces 2024 NBA All-Star weekend begins on Feb. 16 and ends after the All-Star Game on Feb. 18, 2024, takes place in Indianapolis, IN.

What about the 2023 Play-in tournament?

NBA unveiled the 2023 Play-in tournament date but the full matchups schedule will disclose after the regular season and before the playoffs on April 11–14, 2023.

When are the 2023 NBA Finals?

The 2023 NBA finals’ tentative date is to begin on Thursday, June 1, 2023, Game 6 will be expected to play on Friday, June 16, and Game 7 on Sunday, June 18.

2023 NBA Finals Schedule

GameTeamDateTime (ET)TV
1TBDThursday, June 1FinalABC
2TBDSunday, June 4FinalABC
3TBDWednesday, June 7FinalABC
4TBDFriday, June 9FinalABC
5TBDMonday, June 12FinalABC
6TBDThursday, June 15TBDABC
7TBDSunday, June 18TBDABC

How many teams can clinch the playoffs?

There are sixteen teams that can clinch 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 14, 2023.

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 2023 playoffs schedule is officially available by visiting nba.com/schedule.