2024 NBA Playoffs Bracket; Updated schedule, TV channels, Scores

2024 NBA Playoffs Bracket

The 2024 NBA Playoffs bracket is underway. The Play-in tournament officially kicked off the NBA postseason last evening. We have the updated schedule, NBA playoff TV channels, and scores for you here to follow all of the action. One thing we know for sure already….we will not see the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals this year. They were defeated in the Play-In by the Sacramento Kings to finish out their season. So, we’ll see who can make it out of the first round here soon. We’ll also see if AD and LeBron can take down the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs or not too! 

NBA Playoffs Bracket 2024

Printable 2024 NBA Playoff Bracket
Updated 2024 NBA Playoff bracket (before first round)

The updated NBA Playoffs bracket for 2024 is above (NBA.com). 

Updated 2024 NBA Playoff Bracket (5/15)

Updated NBA Playoff Bracket

2024 NBA Playoffs Schedule

Play-In Tournament: April 16-19

First round: April 20

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

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

NBA Finals: June 6-June 23 (if necessary)

What Channels are the NBA Playoffs on This Year? 

So, depending on what series you plan on watching, there are four channels the NBA is airing games this postseason. They are ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. If you are looking to stream the games, there are a number of major providers out there that cover most if not all of the games. These include YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, and more. 

2024 NBA Playoff Schedule and Results

We have the updated 2024 NBA playoffs bracket, schedule, and results for you to follow the action this postseason. We’ll keep you updated on the schedule for every round and the scores as they come in for the NBA bracket

NBA Play-In Tournament

The NBA Play-in tournament is in run. We’ll keep you updated on all of the scores and results for the games here. 

Eastern Conference

DateGame / ResultsTime (ET)TV
April 17Heat 104 vs. 76ers 1057 p.m.ESPN
April 17Hawks 116 vs. Bulls 1319:30 p.m.ESPN
April 19Bulls 91 vs Heat 1127 p.m.ESPN
Eastern Conference Play-In

Western Conference

DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 16Lakers 110, Pelicans 1067:30 p.m.TNT
April 16Kings 118, Warriors 9410 p.m.TNT
April 19Kings 98 vs. Pelicans 1059:30 p.m.TNT
Western Conference Play-In

2024 NBA Playoffs Bracket First Round (Eastern Conference)

The games are underway. We’ve added the NBA Playoff scores and results for you where games are complete so you can see what the series standings are looking like.

*If necessary

(1) Celtics vs. (8) Heat(Celtics win 4-1)
DateGame / ResultsTime (ET)TV
April 21Boston 114 / Heat 941 p.m.ABC
April 24Heat 111 / Boston 1017 p.m.TNT
April 27Celtics 104 Heat 846 p.m.TNT
April 29Celtics 102 Heat 887:30 p.m.TNT
May 1Celtics 118 Heat 847:30 p.m.TNT
May 3Game 6*TBDTBD
May 5Game 7*TBDTBD
Celtics vs Heat
(2) Knicks vs. (7) 76ersKnicks win 4-2
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 20Knicks 111 76ers 1046 p.m.ESPN
April 22Knicks 104 76ers 1017:30 p.m.TNT
April 2576ers 125 Knicks 1147:30 p.m.TNT
April 28Knicks 97 76ers 921 p.m.ABC
April 3076ers 112 Knicks 106TBDTBD
May 2Knicks 118 76ers 1156:00 PMTNT
May 4Game 7*TBDTNT
Knicks vs 76ers
(3) Bucks vs. (6) PacersPacers win 4-2
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 21Bucks 109 Pacers 947 p.m.TNT
April 23Pacers 125 Bucks 1088:30 p.m.NBA TV
April 26Pacers 121 Bucks 1185:30 p.m.ESPN
April 28Pacers 126 Bucks 1137 p.m.TNT
April 30Bucks 115 Pacers 92TBDTBD
May 2Pacers 120 Bucks 986:30 p.m.TNT
May 4Game 7*TBDTNT
Bucks vs Pacers
(4) Cavaliers vs. (5) Magic
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 20Cavs 97 Magic 831 p.m.ESPN
April 22Cavs 96 -Magic 867 p.m.NBA TV
April 25Magic 121 – Cavs 837 p.m.NBA TV
April 27Magic 112 Cavs 891 p.m.TNT
April 30Cavs 104 Magic 103TBDTBD
May 3Magic 103 Cavs 961 p.m.ABC
May 5Game 7*1 p.m.ABC
Cavs vs Magic

2024 NBA Playoffs Bracket First Round (Western Conference)

(1) Thunder vs. (8) Pelicans(Thunder win 4-0)
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 21Thunder 94 Pelicans 929:30 p.m.TNT
April 24Thunder 124 / Pelicans 929:30 p.m.TNT
April 27Thunder 106 Pelicans 853:30 p.m.TNT
April 29Thunder 97 Pelicans 898:30 PMNBA TV
May 1Game 5*8:30 PMNBA TV
May 3Game 6*TBDTBD
May 5Game 7*TBDTBD
Thunder vs Pelicans
(2) Nuggets vs. (7) LakersDenver wins 4-1
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 20Nuggets 114 Lakers 1038:30 p.m.ABC
April 22Nuggets 101 Lakers 9910 p.m.TNT
April 25Nuggets 112 Lakers 10510 p.m.TNT
April 27Lakers 119 Nuggets 1088:30 p.m.ABC
April 29Nuggets 108 Lakers 10610 p.m.TNT
May 2Game 6*TBDTBD
May 4Game 7*TBDTNT
Nuggets vs Lakers
(3) Timberwolves vs. (6) SunsTimberwolves win 4-0
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 20Timberwolves 120 Suns 953:30 p.m.ESPN
April 23Timberwolves 105 Suns 937:30 p.m.TNT
April 26Timberwolves 126 Suns 10910:30 p.m.ESPN
April 28Timberwolves 122 Suns 1169:30 p.m.TNT
April 30Game 5*TBDTBD
May 2Game 6*TBDTBD
May 4Game 7*TBDTNT
Timberwolves vs Suns
(4) Clippers vs. (5) MavericksMavs win 4-2
DateGame / ResultTime (ET)TV
April 21Clippers 109 Dallas 973:30 p.m.ABC
April 23Dallas 96 Clippers 9310 p.m.TNT
April 26Mavs 101 Clippers 908 p.m.ESPN
April 28Clippers 116 Mavs 1113:30 p.m.ABC
May 1Mavs 123 Clippers 93TBDTBD
May 3Mavs 114 Clippers 101TBDTBD
May 5Game 7*TBDTBD
Clippers vs Mavericks

2024 NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals Schedule

Here’s the updated 2024 NBA Playoffs conference semifinals schedule for you. As the games wrap-up, we’ll get ready for the NBA Conference Finals! The 2024 NBA Playoff TV schedule is updated for you as well.

Eastern Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Boston vs. (4) Cleveland

Boston leads series 3-1

• Game 1: Celtics 120, Cavaliers 95

• Game 2: Cavaliers 118, Celtics 94

• Game 3: Celtics 106, Cavaliers 93

• Game 4: Celtics 109, Cavaliers 102

• Game 5: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Wednesday, May 15 (7 ET, TNT)

• Game 6: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Friday, May 17 (8:30 ET, ESPN) *

• Game 7: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *

* = If necessary

(2) New York vs. (6) Indiana

New York leads series 3-2

• Game 1: Knicks 121, Pacers 117

• Game 2: Knicks 130, Pacers 121

• Game 3: Pacers 111, Knicks 106

• Game 4: Pacers 121, Knicks 89

• Game 5: Knicks 121, Pacers 91

• Game 6: Knicks vs. Pacers, Friday, May 17 (TBD, ESPN)

• Game 7: Pacers vs. Knicks, Sunday, May 19 (3:30 ET, ABC) *

* = If necessary

Western Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Oklahoma City vs. (5) Dallas

Series tied 2-2

• Game 1: Thunder 117, Mavericks 95

• Game 2: Mavericks 119, Thunder 110

• Game 3: Mavericks 105, Thunder 101

• Game 4: Thunder 100, Mavericks 96

• Game 5: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Wednesday, May 15 (9:30 ET, TNT)

• Game 6: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Saturday, May 18 (8:30 ET, ESPN)

• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Monday, May 20 (8:30 ET, TNT) *

* = If necessary

(2) Denver vs. (3) Minnesota

Denver leads series 3-2

• Game 1: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 99

• Game 2: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 80

• Game 3: Nuggets 117, Timberwolves 90

• Game 4: Nuggets 115, Timberwolves 107

• Game 5: Nuggets 112, Timberwolves 97

• Game 6: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 16 (8:30 ET, ESPN)

• Game 7: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *

* = If necessary

2024 NBA Conference Finals Schedule

Eastern Conference Finals Schedule and TV Broadcast

(1) Boston vs. New York/Indiana

• Game 1: TBD vs. Celtics, Tuesday, May 21 (8:00 ET, ESPN)

• Game 2: TBD vs. Celtics, Thursday, May 23 (8:00 ET, ESPN)

• Game 3: Celtics vs. TBD, Saturday, May 25 (8:30 ET, ABC)

• Game 4: Celtics vs. TBD, Monday, May 27 (8:00 ET, ESPN)

• Game 5: TBD vs. Celtics, Wednesday, May 29 (8:00 ET, ESPN)*

• Game 6: Celtics vs. TBD, Friday, May 31 (8:00 ET, ESPN)*

• Game 7: TBD vs. Celtics, Sunday, June 2 (8:00 ET, ESPN)*

Western Conference Finals Schedule and TV Broadcast

Western Conference Finals

(5) Dallas vs. Denver/Minnesota

• Game 1: Mavericks vs. TBD, Wednesday, May 22 (8:30 ET, TNT)

• Game 2: Mavericks vs. TBD, Friday, May 24 (8:30 ET, TNT)

• Game 3: TBD vs. Mavericks, Sunday, May 26 (8:00 ET, TNT)

• Game 4: TBD vs. Mavericks, Tuesday, May 28 (8:30 ET, TNT)

• Game 5: Mavericks vs. TBD, Thursday, May 30 (8:30 ET, TNT)*

• Game 6: TBD vs. Mavericks, Saturday, June 1 (8:30 ET, TNT)*

• Game 7: Mavericks vs. TBD, Monday, June 3 (8:30 ET, TNT)*

* = if necessary

2024 NBA Playoffs – Lakers vs Pelicans Highlights

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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