NBA Playoffs Schedule 2021: Dates, Schedule for Opening Day Released, Heat vs Bucks, Clippers vs Mavericks, Check Out. Schedule, Dates, Format, Bracket, Standings, Qualifications, Live Stream, Start Date, Begin, Qualification, All you need to know
The NBA playoffs 2021 are almost here. After we find out the 4 teams that will play in the Playoffs after they qualify from the NBA Play-In Tournament, the Playoffs are set to begin on the 22nd of May.
NBA Playoffs Schedule
Day 1 of the postseason will be headlined by rematches between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers, and the playoff debut of the Brooklyn Nets’ Big Three.
The following day will feature the remaining eight teams in action, including the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz:
The dates for Game 1s for this weekend have been sent out by the NBA: pic.twitter.com/OuZNcb8lnV
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 18, 2021
The full playoff field has yet to be determined, with the final two spots in both conferences up for grabs in the play-in tournament.
The No. 8 seed in the Western Conference will be at something of a disadvantage with just one day of rest before Game 1 against the Jazz on Sunday after playing two games in a 48-hour period.
NBA Playoffs Bracket
NBA Playoffs 2021 Format
All rounds are best-of-seven series. Series are played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, meaning the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while their opponent hosts game 3, 4, and 6, with games 5–7 being played if needed.
First Round (Round of 16): 8 Teams in each Bracket – Number #1 Seed vs. Number #8 Seed / Number #2 Seed vs. Number #7 Seed / Number #3 Seed vs. Number #6 Seed / Number #4 Seed vs. Number #5 Seed –
The tournament is 4 out of 7 Games Total in the First Round. The first team to win 4 games will advance to the Second Round (Quarter-Finals)
Second Round (Quarter-Finals): 4 Teams in each Bracket – Number #1 Seeded or Number #8 Seed vs. Number #4 Seed or Number #5 Seed / Number #2 Seed or Number #7 Seed vs. Number #3 Seed or Number #6 Seed –
The tournament is 4 out of 7 Games Total in the Second Round. The first team to win 4 games will advance to the Third Round (Semi-Finals)
Third Round (Semi-Finals): 2 Teams in each Bracket – Number #1 Seeded or Number #8 Seed or Number #4 Seed or Number #5 Seed vs. Number #2 Seed or Number #7 Seed or Number #3 Seed or Number #6 Seed –
The tournament is 4 out of 7 Games Total in the Third Round. The first team to win 4 games from the Western Conference Championship and Eastern Conference Championship will advance to the Fourth and Final Round (NBA Championship FINALS)
Fourth Round (NBA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS) – 2 Teams Total for the NBA Championship