NBA Playoffs 2022 – Complete first round matches, schedules and news

The NBA post-season is here, and it is shaping up to be a wide-open chase for the 2022 title.

The Phoenix Suns League ran with the best regular season record – eight games clearer than the second best Memphis Grizzlys. Devin Booker, Chris Paul The current Western Conference champions are in the process of recovering after losing to Milwaukee Bucks in last season’s six-game final.

Numerous Western competitors stand in the way of the sun, including And Morant And Chris Lees, MVP Favorite Nicola Jogic And the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors are back in the playoffs for the first time since reaching the final in 2019.

In the East, the reigning champions Bucks were locked out of the lock-jammed conference by 3-seater – first-place Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers separated by two games in the final regular season stages.

The Brooklyn Nets, who need a play-off match to finish 7th, have the star power to move the play-offs bracket.

Here is all the information you need for each first-round match, including tables, news and series analysis.

Also: What do you need to know about the 16 teams fighting for the title?

Eastern Conference


Game 1: Atlanta vs. Miami | Sunday, April 17 (1pm ET, TNT)
Game 2: Atlanta vs. Miami | Tuesday, April 19 (TBD)
Game 3: Miami vs. Atlanta | Friday, April 22 (TBD, ESPN)
Game 4: Miami vs. Atlanta | Sunday, April 24 (7pm ET, TNT)
Game 5 *: Atlanta vs. Miami | Tuesday, April 26 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Miami vs. Atlanta | Thursday, April 28 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Atlanta vs. Miami | Saturday, April 30 (TBD, TNT)

* If necessary


Game 1: Brooklyn vs Boston | Sun., April 17 (3:30 pm ET, ABC)
Game 2: Brooklyn vs Boston | Wednesday, April 20 (7 pm ET, TNT)
Game 3: Boston vs. Brooklyn | Saturday, April 23 (TBD, ESPN)
Game 4: Boston vs. Brooklyn | Monday, April 25 (TBD)
Game 5 *: Brooklyn vs Boston | Wednesday, April 27 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Boston vs. Brooklyn | Friday, April 29 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Brooklyn vs Boston | Sunday, May 1 (TBD)

* If necessary


Game 1: Chicago vs. Milwaukee | Sunday, April 17 (6:30 pm ET, TNT)
Game 2: Chicago vs. Milwaukee | Wednesday, April 20 (9:30 pm ET, TNT)
Game 3: Milwaukee vs. Chicago | Friday, April 22 (8:30 pm ET, ABC)
Game 4: Milwaukee vs. Chicago | Sun., April 24 (1 pm ET, ABC)
Game 5 *: Chicago vs. Milwaukee | Wednesday, April 27 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Milwaukee vs. Chicago | Friday, April 29 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Chicago vs. Milwaukee | Sunday, May 1 (TBD)

* If necessary


Game 1: Toronto vs. Philadelphia | Saturday, April 16 (6pm ET, ESPN)
Game 2: Toronto vs. Philadelphia | Monday, April 18 (7:30 pm ET, TNT)
Game 3: Philadelphia vs. Toronto | Wednesday, April 20 (8pm ET, NBATV)
Game 4: Philadelphia vs. Toronto | Saturday, April 23 (2 pm ET, TNT)
Game 5 *: Toronto vs. Philadelphia | Monday, April 25 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Philadelphia vs. Toronto | Thursday, April 28 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Toronto vs. Philadelphia | Saturday, April 30 (TBD, TNT)

* If necessary

Western Conference


Game 1: New Orleans vs. Phoenix | Sunday, April 17 (9pm ET, TNT)
Game 2: New Orleans vs. Phoenix | Tuesday, April 19 (10pm ET, TNT)
Game 3: Phoenix Vs. New Orleans | Friday, April 22 (TBD, ESPN)
Game 4: Phoenix Vs. New Orleans | Sunday, April 24 (9:30 pm ET, TNT)
Game 5 *: New Orleans vs. Phoenix | Tuesday, April 26 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Phoenix Vs. New Orleans | Thursday, April 28 (TBD)
Game 7 *: New Orleans vs. Phoenix | Saturday, April 30 (TBD, TNT)

* If necessary


Game 1: Minnesota vs. Memphis | Saturday, April 16 (3:30 pm ET, ESPN)
Game 2: Minnesota vs. Memphis | Tuesday, April 19 (TBD)
Game 3: Memphis vs. Minnesota | Thursday, April 21 (7:30 pm ET, TNT)
Game 4: Memphis vs. Minnesota | Saturday, April 23 (TBD, ESPN)
Game 5 *: Minnesota vs. Memphis | Tuesday, April 26 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Memphis vs. Minnesota | Friday, April 29 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Minnesota vs. Memphis | Sunday, May 1 (TBD)

* If necessary


Game 1: Denver vs. Golden State | Saturday, April 16 (8:30 pm ET, ABC)
Game 2: Denver vs. Golden State | Monday, April 18 (10pm ET, TNT)
Game 3: Golden State vs Denver | Thursday, April 21 (10pm ET, TNT)
Game 4: Golden State vs Denver | Sun., April 24 (3:30 pm ET, ABC)
Game 5 *: Denver vs. Golden State | Wednesday, April 27 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Golden State vs Denver | Friday, April 29 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Denver vs. Golden State | Sunday, May 1 (TBD)

* If necessary


Game 1: Utah Versus. Dallas | Saturday, April 16 (1 pm ET, ESPN)
Game 2: Utah Versus. Dallas | Monday, April 18 (8:30 pm ET, NBATV)
Game 3: Dallas vs. Utah | Thursday, April 21 (9pm ET, NBATV)
Game 4: Dallas vs. Utah | Saturday, April 23 (4:30 pm ET, TNT)
Game 5 *: Utah Versus. Dallas | Monday, April 25 (TBD)
Game 6 *: Dallas vs. Utah | Thursday, April 28 (TBD)
Game 7 *: Utah Versus. Dallas | Saturday, April 30 (TBD, TNT)

* If necessary

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