NBA Playoffs 2024

20 Apr 2024 - 24 Jun 2024
Watch: LeBron James’ wife Savannah James flaunts Afro look mid haircut Watch: LeBron James’ wife Savannah James flaunts Afro look mid haircut
Watch: LeBron James’ wife Savannah James flaunts Afro look mid haircut 
"He said the boogeyman is coming back" - Jalen Brunson accuses Reggie Miller of inciting 'f**k you' chants during Knicks vs Pacers "He said the boogeyman is coming back" - Jalen Brunson accuses Reggie Miller of inciting 'f**k you' chants during Knicks vs Pacers
"He said the boogeyman is coming back" - Jalen Brunson accuses Reggie Miller of inciting 'f**k you' chants during Knicks vs Pacers
Brian Windhorst calls out Luka Doncic's behavior with officials: "Seen this exact script play out repeatedly" Brian Windhorst calls out Luka Doncic's behavior with officials: "Seen this exact script play out repeatedly"
Brian Windhorst calls out Luka Doncic's behavior with officials: "Seen this exact script play out repeatedly" 
Brian Windhorst obliterates Luka Doncic for excessive whining and poor defense - "Reason Mavericks are not going to win" Brian Windhorst obliterates Luka Doncic for excessive whining and poor defense - "Reason Mavericks are not going to win"
Brian Windhorst obliterates Luka Doncic for excessive whining and poor defense - "Reason Mavericks are not going to win"
"Think he was trying to be funny" - Reggie Miller calls out Josh Hart for 'pouring gasoline' over FU chants at MSG "Think he was trying to be funny" - Reggie Miller calls out Josh Hart for 'pouring gasoline' over FU chants at MSG
"Think he was trying to be funny" - Reggie Miller calls out Josh Hart for 'pouring gasoline' over FU chants at MSG 
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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
Jason Kidd trying to "Distract the Celtics" - Kendrick Perkins dissects Mavericks Coach's intent behind Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown comparison Jason Kidd trying to "Distract the Celtics" - Kendrick Perkins dissects Mavericks Coach's intent behind Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown comparison
Jason Kidd trying to "Distract the Celtics" - Kendrick Perkins dissects Mavericks Coach's intent behind Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown comparison
Xavier Tillman's wife Tamia rides high on Game 1 win over Luka Doncic & Co. as she makes bold prediction for Celtics: "Another sweep loading" Xavier Tillman's wife Tamia rides high on Game 1 win over Luka Doncic & Co. as she makes bold prediction for Celtics: "Another sweep loading"
Xavier Tillman's wife Tamia rides high on Game 1 win over Luka Doncic & Co. as she makes bold prediction for Celtics: "Another sweep loading"
"We let the refs get to us" - P.J. Washington admits Mavericks gave into silly factors leading to Game 1 loss "We let the refs get to us" - P.J. Washington admits Mavericks gave into silly factors leading to Game 1 loss
"We let the refs get to us" - P.J. Washington admits Mavericks gave into silly factors leading to Game 1 loss 
"Keep God 1st" - Kyrie Irving urges fans to keep the faith after Game 1 blowout "Keep God 1st" - Kyrie Irving urges fans to keep the faith after Game 1 blowout
"Keep God 1st" - Kyrie Irving urges fans to keep the faith after Game 1 blowout
Watch: Incredible Kristaps Porzingis sequence with deep 3 followed by massive block on Kyrie Irving Watch: Incredible Kristaps Porzingis sequence with deep 3 followed by massive block on Kyrie Irving
Watch: Incredible Kristaps Porzingis sequence with deep 3 followed by massive block on Kyrie Irving

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 15, 2024 12:53 GMT
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