NBA Playoffs 2024

20 Apr 2024 - 24 Jun 2024
“Absolutely loved coaching him”: Former Kentucky HC John Calipari ‘proud’ over Antonio Reeves' NBA selection “Absolutely loved coaching him”: Former Kentucky HC John Calipari ‘proud’ over Antonio Reeves' NBA selection
“Absolutely loved coaching him”: Former Kentucky HC John Calipari ‘proud’ over Antonio Reeves' NBA selection
"Just trying to get healthier" - Luka Doncic outlines offseason priority after facing criticism for defensive effort in NBA Finals "Just trying to get healthier" - Luka Doncic outlines offseason priority after facing criticism for defensive effort in NBA Finals
"Just trying to get healthier" - Luka Doncic outlines offseason priority after facing criticism for defensive effort in NBA Finals
Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA offseason manifesto: How can Mark Cuban consolidate around Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving and co Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA offseason manifesto: How can Mark Cuban consolidate around Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving and co
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"That’ll never happen if you don’t run back on defense and execute" - Joe Mazzulla issues indirect warning to Celtics with NBA title in sight "That’ll never happen if you don’t run back on defense and execute" - Joe Mazzulla issues indirect warning to Celtics with NBA title in sight
"That’ll never happen if you don’t run back on defense and execute" - Joe Mazzulla issues indirect warning to Celtics with NBA title in sight
"Frozone & Mr. Incredible" - Kyrie Irving approves fan-given moniker for his & Luka Doncic's dad duo on Father's Day "Frozone & Mr. Incredible" - Kyrie Irving approves fan-given moniker for his & Luka Doncic's dad duo on Father's Day
"Frozone & Mr. Incredible" - Kyrie Irving approves fan-given moniker for his & Luka Doncic's dad duo on Father's Day
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"I'm playing in Game 8" - LeBron James gives hilarious response to Kevin Hart when asked about playing in NBA Finals on Wednesday "I'm playing in Game 8" - LeBron James gives hilarious response to Kevin Hart when asked about playing in NBA Finals on Wednesday
"I'm playing in Game 8" - LeBron James gives hilarious response to Kevin Hart when asked about playing in NBA Finals on Wednesday
Alisah Chanel ditches suite to watch husband PJ Washigton's up close with courtside view in Game 2 of 2024 NBA Finals Alisah Chanel ditches suite to watch husband PJ Washigton's up close with courtside view in Game 2 of 2024 NBA Finals
Alisah Chanel ditches suite to watch husband PJ Washigton's up close with courtside view in Game 2 of 2024 NBA Finals 
Magic Johnson demands more from Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's supporting cast - "Too much standing around" Magic Johnson demands more from Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's supporting cast - "Too much standing around"
Magic Johnson demands more from Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's supporting cast - "Too much standing around"
Jrue Holiday explains how he is different from superstar teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown - "I'm a utility guy" Jrue Holiday explains how he is different from superstar teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown - "I'm a utility guy"
Jrue Holiday explains how he is different from superstar teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown - "I'm a utility guy"
Jrue Holiday clarifies his agreement with Jason Kidd's Celtics' "best player" remark about Jaylen Brown - "I prefer both" Jrue Holiday clarifies his agreement with Jason Kidd's Celtics' "best player" remark about Jaylen Brown - "I prefer both"
Jrue Holiday clarifies his agreement with Jason Kidd's Celtics' "best player" remark about Jaylen Brown - "I prefer both"
Jaylen Brown showers praise on Jrue Holiday for impeccable Game 2 performance: "He’s got that killer-like mentality" Jaylen Brown showers praise on Jrue Holiday for impeccable Game 2 performance: "He’s got that killer-like mentality"
Jaylen Brown showers praise on Jrue Holiday for impeccable Game 2 performance: "He’s got that killer-like mentality"
Top 5 Luka Doncic performances in Game 2s of NBA Playoffs Top 5 Luka Doncic performances in Game 2s of NBA Playoffs
Top 5 Luka Doncic performances in Game 2s of NBA Playoffs

About NBA Playoffs 2024


NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs


The 2023–2024 NBA season is drawing to a close with the highly anticipated playoffs. Scheduled to commence on April 20th, the 2024 NBA playoffs will conclude by June 24th, 2024.


History of the NBA Playoffs


The NBA Playoffs have a rich history that dates back to the inception of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1949. As the NBA season started each of the 30 teams competed in their respective conferences and tried to confirm their seat in the playoffs. The playoffs consist of a series of elimination games that are played by the top teams from the Eastern and Western conferences. The playoff winner is awarded the NBA championship trophy, named after former NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien.


The 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament will be held from 16 to 19 April 2024, and once it is over, the players will be playing in the 2024 NBA playoffs opening round that starts on April 20, 2024. Usually, the NBA playoffs begin in the 2nd or 3rd week of April and last until mid-June.


The first NBA playoffs were held in 1949, featuring three rounds of best-of-three series. The Minneapolis Lakers won the inaugural NBA championship by defeating the Washington Capitols in six games. Over the years, the playoff format has evolved to include more teams and rounds.


In the early years of the NBA, only eight teams qualified for the playoffs, and the postseason consisted of just two rounds. 1967 the league expanded to 12 teams, and the playoffs were extended to three rounds. In 1975, the NBA added four more teams, bringing the total number of teams to 18, and the playoffs were expanded to four rounds.


The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have won the most NBA championships with 17. Other successful teams include the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and Golden State Warriors. Some of the greatest players in NBA history, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, have made their mark on the playoffs and contributed to the rich history of this iconic tournament.


NBA Playoffs: Rules, Format, and Gameplay


Eight teams will be selected from both conferences and placed in a proper seeding order (teams with the highest win percentage in the regular season will be placed at the top of the list).


The selection for the first six teams will be based on the winning percentage in the NBA regular season of their respective conferences, with the team with the most wins placed first and so on. The selection of the 7th and 8th teams will be based on the play-in tournament which was introduced by the NBA Board of Governors in 2021.


The NBA Play-In tournament features the teams that finish the regular season in seventh through tenth place in each conference. The seventh and eighth-place teams compete in one game and the ninth and tenth-place teams compete in another game. The winner of the game between the seventh and eighth-place teams earns the seventh seed in the playoffs, while the loser gets another chance to secure the eighth and final playoff spot by playing the winner of the game between the ninth and tenth-place teams. The loser of the second game is eliminated from playoff contention.


After the eight teams qualified from both the Eastern and Western conference the NBA playoffs start, which comprises a series of elimination games played by the top teams from the Eastern and Western conferences. The playoffs format has evolved, but typically involves a best-of-seven series in each round, with the winner of each series advancing to the next round until the NBA championship is ultimately won.


The sequence in which the teams will compete is the team with the best record in each conference plays the team with the worst record, the second-best placed team plays the second-worst placed team, and so on. The teams then play a best-of-seven series until one team wins four games and advances to the next round.


The gameplay during the NBA playoffs is similar to that of the regular season, with a few minor differences. The NBA playoff games tend to be more intense and competitive, with players giving their all to secure a win. The officials are usually more lenient in the playoffs when it comes to fouls, allowing players to play a more physical style of basketball. In addition, teams may adjust their game plan and player rotations based on their opponent's strengths and weaknesses, making for more strategic and exciting games.


Top Teams to Watch in NBA Playoffs 2024


Eastern Conference StandingsWestern Conference Standings
1. Boston Celtics
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. New York Knicks
2. Denver Nuggets
3. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Minnesota Timberwolves
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. LA Clippers
5. Orlando Magic
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Indiana Pacers
6. Phoenix Suns
7. Philadelphia 76ers
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Miami Heat
8. New Orleans Pelicans
9. Chicago Bulls
9. Sacramento Kings
10. Atlanta Hawks
10. Golden State Warriors


In the AT&T Play-In Tournament of the Eastern Conference, the match schedule was as follows:

  • Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat (76ers won 105-104)

  • Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks (Bulls won 131-116)

  • Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls (Heat won 112-91)


Similarly, in the Western Conference the match scheduled is as follows:

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers (Lakers won 110-106)

  • Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors (Kings won 118-94)

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings (Pelicans won 105-98)


EASTERN CONFERENCE BRACKET


1. Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
2. New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers
4. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic


WESTERN CONFERENCE BRACKET


1. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers
3. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns
4. LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks


Most Memorable Moments in NBA Playoffs History

  • “The Block’’- In the final seconds of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron James' chase-down block on Andre Iguodala helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first championship in franchise history.

  • "The Flu Game"- In Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan made history by scoring 38 points while suffering from the flu.

  • "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" - The Utah Jazz first appeared in the NBA Finals thanks to John Stockton's buzzer-beater in Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.

  • "The Shot Part II" - The game-winning shot by Michael Jordan over Bryon Russell in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, gave the Chicago Bulls their sixth and final championship.


Top Players to Watch in NBA Playoffs 2024


  1. Shai Gilegous-Alexander

  2. Nikola Jokic

  3. Joel Embiid

  4. Jalen Brunson

  5. Luka Doncic

  6. Jayson Tatum

  7. Giannis Antetekounmpo

  8. Kawhi Leonard
  9. LeBron James

  10. Kevin Durant


Best NBA Playoff Rivalries


  • Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers:

This legendary rivalry between the two historic clubs in NBA history with the two teams meeting a record 12 times in the NBA Finals.


  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors:

These two teams have faced off in four NBA Finals in a row, with the Warriors taking three. Several top names who have participated in the rivalry, include LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving.


  • Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons:

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, these two teams had a strong rivalry that included some of the most physical play in NBA history.




FAQS about NBA Playoff 2024

A. The 2024 NBA Playoffs begin on April 20, 2024. The 2024 NBA playoffs could end anytime between June 14 and June 23, depending on the outcomes of the 2024 NBA Finals.

A. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is currently in its 78th season, which began on October 24, 2023, and ended on April 14, 2024.

A. In the 2024 NBA playoffs, a total of 16 teams are competing, including eight teams from both conferences.

A. There will be three games in each conference for a total of six games in the 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament.

Last Modified Jun 28, 2024 02:17 GMT
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