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 starting from Thursday, October 18, 2022, to Sunday, April 9, 2023. The Play-in tournament starts on Tuesday, April 11, ends on Friday, April 14, 2022, 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 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.

2022-23 NBA season key dates:

  • Thursday, September 27: Training camp starts
  • Sunday, October 2 to Friday, October 14: NBA Preseason 2022
  • Thursday, October 18: Regular season begins
  • Sunday, February 19, 2022: NBA All-Star Game
  • Tuesday, April 11-14, 2023: Play-in tournament
  • Saturday, April 15: 2023 NBA Playoffs begin
  • Thursday, June 1: NBA Finals Game 1
  • Sunday, June 18: NBA Finals Game 7 (If needed)
  • Thursday, June 22: 2023 NBA Draft

When is the 2023 NBA Paris Game?

The Detroit Pistons will take Chicago Bulls on Jan. 19 for NBA Paris Game in 2023.

When is NBA All-Star 2023 weekend and game?

NBA announced its 2023 All-Star weekend begins on Friday 17 and the All-Star showcase in one night game is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 19 at Salt Lake City in Utah, 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 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 is NBA Finals 2023?

The 2023 NBA finals are officially scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 1, 2023, Game 6 will be expected on Friday, June 16, and Game 7 on Sunday, June 18.

2023 NBA Finals Schedule

GameTeamDateTime (ET)TV
1TBDThursday, June 1FinalABC
2TBDTBDFinalABC
3TBDTBDFinalABC
4TBDTBDFinalABC
5TBDTBDFinalABC
6TBDThursday, June 15TBDABC
7TBDSunday, June 18TBDABC

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 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.