Updated NBA Playoff Picture

Updated NBA Playoff Picture

The updated NBA Playoff picture is starting to come into focus. We’re getting down to the final days of the regular season. We’ll keep you posted on how the brackets and schedules will look like across both conferences until they are set. The Lakers are on a roll, so it will definitely be some good end of season drama coming down to who is in the play-in, who’s not, and who doesn’t get a postseason shot. You can view the latest NBA Playoff picture and scores on our other article here.

2024 Updated NBA Playoff Picture

Playoff Bracket (as of April 9th)

Here is what the 2024 NBA Playoff bracket looks like if the postseason starts today. We’re getting closer to having the seeds all set. There is still some movement going on between both the higher and the lower seeds in the standings here in the last week+ of the NBA regular season. We’re going to keep seeing some movement amongst the top seeds in the West. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, and Minnesota Timberwolves continue to battle it out at the top. We also are getting to see the Warriors and Lakers surge to what just a prelude to a win might be or go home 9 vs 10 seed play-in game.

Eastern Conference

(1) Celtics vs. (8) Play-In Winner
(2) Bucks vs. (7) Play-In Winner
(3) Knicks vs. (6) Pacers
(4) Magic vs. (5) Cavaliers

Western Conference

(1) Timberwolves vs. (8) Play-In Winner
(2) Nuggets vs. (7) Play-In Winner
(3) Thunder vs. (6) Pelicans
(4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks

2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament bracket (as of April 9th)

Eastern Conference

(7) 76ers vs. (8) Heat
(9) Bulls vs. (10) Hawks

Western Conference

(7) Suns vs. (8) Kings
(9) Lakers vs. (10) Warriors

2024 NBA Playoff Schedule

If you are looking for the 2024 NBA Playoff schedule, we have the dates for your planning. If you are looking for the printable bracket, we have that posted for you to use as well. ABC will broadcast the finals for the NBA this postseason. Once all of the seeds are set, we’ll update the brackets, schedule, and let you know which networks are covering which games so you can follow the action. The 2024 NBA Finals will be completed well ahead of the 2024 Olympic basketball tournament scheduled to take place in Paris, France at the end of July into August. 

April 16-19: NBA Play-In Tournament

April 20: Playoffs 2024 begin

May 6-7: Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to May 4-5)

May 21-22: Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 19-20)

June 6: NBA Finals 2024 Game 1

June 9: Game 2

6/12: Game 3

June 14: 2024 Game 4

6/17: Game 5 (if necessary)

June 20: Game 6 (if necessary)

June 23: NBA Finals 2024 Game 7 (if necessary)

Must Win Games for Teams Heading into the Playoffs

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. March Madness is my favorite time of year before we hit the NBA and NHL playoffs. 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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