2024 NBA Playoff Schedule

2024 NBA Playoff Schedule

The 2024 NBA Playoff schedule starts on Saturday, April 20th, 2024. The playoffs wrap up with the NBA Finals that start on Thursday, June 6th, 2024. Prior to the playoffs, the NBA holds a Play-In tournament between the #8 through #10 seeds in each conference. The outcome of these games is the winners are the #7 and #8 seeds in each respective conference bracket. Additional details are below. 

When do the NBA Playoffs Start Play? 

The 2024 NBA Playoffs technically start with the Play-in tournament. The tournament is held from April 16-19, 2024. The First round of the playoffs then starts on April 20th, 2024. 

What is the 2024 NBA Playoff Schedule?

The following is the overall 2024 NBA Playoff schedule. There are four rounds of play in the postseason tournament. If you count the Play-in, that makes for 5 “ish” rounds based on how you like to do math. The NBA Playoff schedule dates are not set in stone in between the first round and the playoffs. If every series is a sweep, or a combination of series that go less than the full number of allotted games, the start dates move up. We’ll keep you updated once the playoffs get started. 

  • NBA Play-in Tournament: April 16-19, 2024
  • NBA Playoffs – First Round: April 20-28 
  • Conference Semifinals: May 6-7 (start estimate)
  • Conference Finals: May 21-22
  • NBA Finals June 6-23, 2024

We also have a printable 2024 NBA Playoff bracket posted here for you to print out and do your own what ifs / fill in while following the action. Once we have all of the finalized seeds and brackets, we’ll update the NBA Playoff schedule and sports bracket for you to follow the tournament. In the meantime, we have the current NBA Playoff picture posted here that shows you which teams would be seeded where if the playoffs happened today. 

When Do the 2024 NBA Finals Take Place? 

The 2024 NBA Finals take place June 6-23, 2024 (if it goes the full seven games). They are a best of seven game contest. Once a team gets to four wins, they win the SHIP. 

What TV Channels Show the 2024 NBA Playoffs? 

The NBA playoffs will be shown across several networks this year. These include ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. The 2024 NBA Finals will only be shown on ABC (part of the ESPN family of networks now). 

2024 NBA Play-In Schedule and Bracket

2024 NBA PLay-in Bracket
2024 NBA Play-In Bracket
DateGameMatchResult/ Outcome
April 161East 7 vs East 8Winner earns 7 seed
April 162W7 vs W8Winner earns 7 seed
April 173East 9 vs East 10Winner plays loser E7 vs E8
April 174W9 vs W10Winner plays loser E7 vs E8
April 195E Loser 7/8 vs E Winner 9/10Winner earns 8 seed
April 196W Loser 7/8 vs W Winner 9/10Winner earns 8 seed
2024 NBA Play-In Schedule

2024 NBA Playoff Schedule

2024 NBA Playoffs – First Round

Seed 1 vs. Seed 8April 20-28TBDTBD
Seed 2 vs. Seed 7April 20-28TBDTBD
Seed 3 vs. Seed 6April 20-28TBDTBD
Seed 4 vs. Seed 5April 20-28TBDTBD
2024 NBA Playoffs First Round Schedule

2024 NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals

Winner of 1-8 vs. Winner of 4-5May 6-7TBDTBD
Winner of 2-7 vs. Winner of 3-6May 6-7TBDTBD
2024 NBA Conference Semifinals

2024 NBA Playoffs – Conference Finals

Winner of 1-4-5-8 vs. Winner of 2-3-6-7May 21-22TBDTBD
2024 NBA Conference Finals Schedule
Denver Nuggets after winning 2023 NBA Finals.
Denver Nuggets after winning 2023 NBA Finals.

2024 NBA Finals Schedule

Game 1June 68:30 PMABC
Game 2June 98:00 PMABC
Game 3June 128:30 PMABC
Game 4June 148:30 PMABC
Game 5*June 178:30 PMABC
Game 6*June 208:30 PMABC
Game 7*June 238:00 PMABC
2024 NBA Finals Schedule

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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