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NBA Playoff schedule 2022

The NBA playoffs are almost here and we bring you a list of the East and West matchups for the 2022 NBA Playoffs starting Sat. April 16.

Reem Abdalazem
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The NBA playoffs are almost here and we bring you a list of the East and West matchups for the 2022 NBA Playoffs starting Sat. April 16.
Nick WosikaUSA TODAY Sports

With the Play-In Tournament coming to end on Friday, April 15, and the NBA playoffs approaching, many NBA fans are looking into the playoff matchups schedule. Let’s take you through it.

There will be no games on Thursday, April 14, but there are two tasty match-ups coming your way, as our Paul Rudder put it, on Friday the 15th: the Hawks vs Cavs and the Pelicans vs Clippers. Check our preview on both games here.

Because we got you covered, here is a list of all the East and West matchups for the 2022 NBA Playoffs starting Saturday April 16; dates, times, TV.

NBA playoff matchups 2022

Eastern Conference

(1) Heat vs. (8) Play-In Winner

(2) Celtics vs. (7) Nets

(3) Bucks vs. (6) Bulls

(4) 76ers vs. (5) Raptors

Western Conference

(1) Suns vs. (8) Play-In Winner

(2) Grizzlies vs. (7) Timberwolves

(3) Warriors vs. (6) Nuggets

(4) Mavericks vs. (5) Jazz

NBA 2022 playoff schedule: First Round

All times ET

April 16

Jazz vs. Mavs (Game 1) 1 p.m. ESPN

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies (Game 1) 3:30 p.m. ESPN

Raptors vs. 76ers (Game 1) 6:00 p.m. ESPN

Nuggets vs. Warriors (Game 1) 8:30 p.m. ABC

April 17

East No. 8 vs. Heat (Game 1) 1:00 p.m. TNT

Nets vs. Celtics (Game 1) 3:30 p.m. ABC

Bulls vs. Bucks (Game 1) 6:30 p.m. TNT

West No. 8 vs. Suns (Game 1) 9:00 p.m. TNT

April 18

Raptors vs. 76ers (Game 2) 7:30 p.m. TNT

Jazz vs. Mavericks (Game 2) 8:30 p.m. NBATV

Nuggets vs. Warriors (Game 2) 10 p.m. TNT

April 19

East No. 8 vs. Heat (Game 2) TBD TBD

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies (Game 2) TBD TBD

West No. 8 vs. Suns (Game 2) 10 p.m. TNT

April 20

Nets vs. Celtics (Game 2) 7 p.m. TNT

76ers vs. Raptors (Game 3) 8 p.m. NBATV

Bulls vs. Bucks (Game 2) 9:30 p.m. TNT

April 21

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves (Game 3) 7:30 p.m. TNT

Mavericks vs. Jazz (Game 3) 9 p.m. NBATV

Warriors vs. Nuggets (Game 3) 10 p.m. TNT

April 22

Heat vs. East No. 8 (Game 3) TBD ESPN

Bucks vs. Bulls (Game 3) 8:30 p.m. ABC

Suns vs. West No. 8 (Game 3) TBD ESPN

April 23

76ers vs. Raptors (Game 4) 2 p.m. TNT

Mavericks vs. Jazz (Game 4) 4:30 p.m. TNT

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves (Game 4) TBD ESPN

Celtics vs. Nets (Game 3) TBD ESPN

April 24

Bucks vs. Bulls (Game 4) 1 p.m. ABC

Warriors vs. Nuggets (Game 4) 3:30 p.m. ABC

Heat vs. East No. 8 (Game 4) 7 p.m. TNT

Suns vs. West No. 8 (Game 4) 9:30 p.m. TNT

April 25

Celtics vs. Nets (Game 4)

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