2024 NBA Playoff Schedule and Finals

The National Basketball Association designed a new format 80-game scheduled in the 2023-24 regular season instead of 82 from Tuesday, October 24, 2023, to Sunday, April 14, 2024. The Play-in tournament starts on Tuesday, April 16, and ends on Friday, April 19, 2024. The NBA Playoffs 2024 first round will face off on Saturday, April 20. The NBA Finals 2024 best-of-seven elimination tournament will begin on June 6, 2024. Here is everything you need to know.

  • Eastern Conference: Boston Celtics, NY Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, and Indiana Pacers have clinched a playoff sport.
  • Western Conference: Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, LA Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and Phoenix Suns have clinched a playoff sport.

When do the NBA playoffs start in 2024?

The 2024 NBA Playoffs are set to start with round 1 and will be kicking off from April 20 to June 2024. The Conference Semifinal’s tentative date on May, 6-7, Conference Finals on May 21-22, and the finals championship game start on June 6, 2024.

When do the NBA Finals start in 2024?

The Eastern and Western Conference finals winners will be fixtured for the 2024 NBA Finals best-of-seven series games. The NBA Finals Championship 2024 game will end from June 14 to June 23, reliant on the series. NBA Finals Game 1 will begin on Thursday, June 6. If necessary Game 7 will be played on Sunday, June 23.

Who won the NBA Finals last year in 2023?

Denver Nuggets won the 2023 NBA finals championship over the Miami Heat by a (4-1) series.

2024 NBA Playoffs Key Dates

  • April 16-19: SoFi Play-In Tournament
  • April 20: NBA playoffs begin
  • May 6-7: NBA Conference Semifinals begin
  • May 20-21: NBA Conference Finals begin
  • June 6: NBA Finals 2024 Game 1, 8:30 pm ET (ABC)

2024 NBA Playoffs Schedule: Conference finals

Tuesday, May 21

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Celtics vs. Pacers8:00 PMESPN

Wednesday, May 22

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Timberwolves vs. Mavericks8:30 PMTNT

Thursday, May 23

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Celtics vs. Pacers8:30 PMESPN

Friday, May 24

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Timberwolves vs. Mavericks8:30 PMTNT

Saturday, May 25

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Pacers vs . Celtics8:30 PMABC

2024 NBA Finals Schedule

GameTeamDateTime (ET)TV
1TBDThu, June 68:30 PMABC
2TBDSun, June 98:00 PMABC
3TBDWed, June 128:30 PMABC
4TBDFri, June 148:30 PMABC
5TBDMon, June 178:30 PMABC
6TBDThu, June 208:30 PMABC
7TBDSun, June 238:00 PMABC

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 televise 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 live on TNT and TBS network.

What about the 2024 Play-in tournament?

NBA unveiled the 2024 Play-in tournament date but the full matchup schedule will be disclosed after the regular season and before the playoffs on April 16–19, 2024.

How many teams can clinch the playoffs?

Sixteen teams can clinch the playoff seeds No. 1-8 in the postseason spot.

How many conferences and teams does the NBA have?

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

  1. Western Conference has three divisions: Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest, each division has 5 teams.
  2. Eastern Conference has also three divisions: Atlantic, Southeast, and Central each division has 5 teams.

When will the playoff schedule, and bracket be released?

After the final day of the 2023-24 NBA regular season on April 14, the NBA playoff bracket is set 12 teams traditionally clinched playoff birth and eight teams are set to the NBA Play-In Tournament on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

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 2024 playoffs schedule we provided is unofficial to get officially by visiting nba.com/schedule.