NBA Playoffs Schedule 2023

Last Modified Apr 13, 2023 09:22 GMT

The NBA 2022-23 Regular Season has officially come to an end! It is time for the playoffs! Before the commencement of the playoffs officially on April 15, there will be a Play-In tournament of the National Basketball Association. It will kickstart on April 11 when the Atlanta Hawks will play against the Miami Heat in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the UK. This guide includes everything you need to know about the NBA Playoffs schedule 2023, broadcast, and series matchups from both Eastern and Western Conferences.


Indubitably, the 2022-23 regular season was full of memorable events and moments we have ever seen in both conferences. With the conclusion of the regular season, the time for the competitions has arrived that really matters. The play-in tournament will proceed as per its scheduled fixtures from April 11 onwards to find out the top four teams for the subsequent (playoff) show.


Play-In Tournament Teams


A total of 8 teams from both conferences will compete in the Play-In tournament to reserve their births in the postseason:


Eastern Conference


  • Miami Heat

  • Atlanta Hawks

  • Toronto Raptors

  • Chicago Bulls


Western Conference


  • Los Angeles Lakers

  • Minnesota Timberwolves

  • New Orleans Pelicans

  • Oklahoma City Thunder

20 out of 30 league teams are already qualified either for the Play-In Tournament or the Playoffs. 4 teams will be eliminated in the Play-In Tournament and the rest 4 teams will enter the Playoffs. Hence, in the Playoffs, there will be a total of 16 teams, 8 teams from both conferences. They all will compete in 8 contests (first round).


Schedule


NBA Play-In Schedule


DateGameTeamsTime
April 11Game 1Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat07:30 PM
April 11Game 2Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers10:00 PM
April 12Game 3Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors07:00 PM
April 12Game 4Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans09:30 PM
April 14Game 5Game 3 winner vs Game 1 loser07:30 PM
April 14Game 6Game 4 winner vs Game 2 loser10:00 PM


NBA Playoffs Schedule


  • April 15: NBA Playoffs begin

  • May 1: NBA Conference Semifinals begin

  • May 16: NBA Conference Finals begin


NBA Finals Schedule


  • June 1: NBA Finals – Game 1

  • June 4: NBA Finals – Game 2

  • June 7: NBA Finals – Game 3

  • June 9: NBA Finals – Game 4

  • June 12: NBA Finals – Game 5 (if needed)

  • June 15: NBA Finals – Game 6 (if needed)

  • June 18: NBA Finals – Game 7 (if needed)


TV Channels


The most frequently asked question is – where to watch live NBA matches? Well, basketball fans will have multiple options to watch live basketball games of the NBA 2022-23 season. Several TV channels will broadcast all matches, including the Play-In tournament, Playoffs, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals and NBA Finals.


Viewers can watch live Play-In tournament matches on TNT and ESPN. However, the NBA Playoffs will be telecasted live on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV. In the United Kingdom, you can watch live NBA (2022-23) matches on Sky Sports.


Online Streaming Options


In addition to several TV channels, users can also watch live matches of the NBA 2022-23 season on some media streaming apps. The NBA Finals will be broadcasted on ABC. ABC is available on plenty of streaming services, such as DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, Sling, Fubo TV, and YouTube TV. Also, viewers can enjoy live NBA Finals games using an over-the-air antenna with access to a local broadcasting station.


Tickets


There are some authorized sources to buy NBA tickets for the upcoming Play-in and playoff matches. The average price ranges between USD 85 and USD 95. However, all NBA franchises follow different price figures to let you attend the game and cheer up your favorite team. Visitors can approach some online platforms to buy NBA tickets online with ease. They can visit nbatickets.com, ticketsmarter.com, ticketmaster.com etc., to grab NBA tickets and support their favorite teams.


Key Players to Watch


The NBA 2022-23 season has already been proven as a grand success for several players. The regular season is over, and the play-in tournament and playoffs are about to kickstart soon. Meanwhile, some players have exhibited an excellent show of their talent to prove their worth. The following is the list of some of the key players who have given tremendous performance throughout the current season:


  • Nikola Jokic

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo

  • Luka Doncic

  • Jayson Tatum

  • Joel Embiid

  • Kevin Durant

  • Stephen Curry

  • Damian Lillard

  • Ja Morant

  • LeBron James

  • Donovan Mitchell

  • Jaylen Brown

  • Kawhi Leonard



FAQs

A. Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have already qualified for the NBA playoffs 2022-23.
A. The NBA play-in tournament matches will start on April 11.
A. A total of 7 games are scheduled for the NBA Finals. However, the result can also be cleared from the first 4 games.
A. Avid basketball fans can enjoy live telecasts of NBA playoffs on ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV.
A. NBA Finals will be played from June 1, with the last game scheduled for June 18.

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