NBA Playoffs Schedule: Dates, Format, Bracket, Standings, Qualifications, Live Stream, All you need to know

NBA Playoffs 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: NBA Playoffs 2021 Start Date

  • Play-in tournament: May 18-21
  • NBA playoffs: May 22

The 2021 NBA play-in tournament will begin on Tuesday, May 18. The first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs will start four days later on Saturday, May 22.

July 22 is the latest possible date for an NBA Finals game.

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NBA Playoffs Schedule: 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

NBA Playoff Schedule: NBA Play-In Tournament

May 18

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National TV
Hornets vs. Pacers 6:30 p.m. TNT
Wizards vs. Celtics 9 p.m. TNT

May 19

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National TV
Spurs vs. Grizzlies 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Warriors vs. Lakers 10 p.m. ESPN

May 20

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Loser 8 p.m. TNT

May 21

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National TV
Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser TBD ESPN

 

NBA Standings 2021: Eastern Conference

Seed Team Record Games back
1. 76ers* 49-23
2. Nets* 48-24 1
3. Bucks* 46-26 3
4. Knicks* 41-31 8
5. Hawks* 41-31 8
6. Heat* 40-32 9
7. Celtics** 36-36 13
8. Wizards** 34-38 15
9. Pacers** 34-38 15
10. Hornets** 33-39 16
Bulls 31-41 18
Raptors 27-45 22
Cavaliers 22-50 27
Magic 21-51 28
Pistons 20-52 29

*clinched playoff berth
**clinched play-in berth
Eliminated from playoff contention: Bulls, Cavaliers, Magic, Pistons, Raptors

NBA Playoffs Schedule: NBA standings 2021: Western Conference

Seed Team Record Games back
1. Jazz* 52-20
2. Suns* 51-21 1
3. Nuggets* 47-25 5
4. Clippers* 47-25 5
5. Mavericks* 42-30 10
6. Trail Blazers* 42-30 10
7. Lakers** 42-30 10
8. Warriors** 39-33 13
9. Grizzlies** 38-34 14
10. Spurs** 33-39 19
Pelicans 31-41 21
Kings 31-41 21
Timberwolves 23-49 29
Thunder 22-50 30
Rockets 17-55 35

*clinched playoff berth
**clinched play-in berth

Eliminated from playoff contention: Kings, Pelicans, Rockets, Thunder, Timberwolves

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