NBA playoffs: Bracket, games today, TV schedule, live stream, dates, start times as first round tips off – CBS Sports
The 2022 NBA playoffs are here. Twenty teams made the postseason, but that number has been trimmed to 16 with the conclusion of the play-in tournament. The first round of the playoffs gets underway Saturday afternoon, and the Mavericks host the Jazz in the first game. After a season full of surprises, the title fight appears to be wide open in both conferences, and there will be plenty of tasty first-round matchups.
The Nets and Celtics will do battle in a highly anticipated 2 vs. 7 matchup in the Eastern Conference. And the fifth-seeded Raptors will also try to pull off an upset of the fourth-seeded 76ers. In the West, the upstart Grizzlies will square off against the also-young-and-hungry Timberwolves, while the Warriors will welcome Stephen Curry back to the mix against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.
The full 2022 NBA playoff bracket and this week’s schedule 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 times U.S./Eastern)
Saturday, April 16 Game 1: Mavericks vs. Jazz, 1 p.m. (ESPN) Game 1: Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Game 1: 76ers vs. Raptors, 6 p.m. (ESPN) 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)
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