The NBA playoff schedule is now set. Here is everything you need to know about when the games will be played.
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1.When is the NBA playoff?
The NBA playoff is a best-of-seven series played between the eight first-place teams in each conference. The winners of each conference advance to the NBA Finals.
What is the NBA playoff?
The NBA playoff is the annual postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The playoffs began on April 15, 2019, and will end on June 16, with the NBA Finals held between June 9 and June 16.
How does the NBA playoff work?
Each season, the NBA playoffs culminate in a best-of-seven championship series between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The Conference champions are determined by a playoff tournament that begins in late April or early May, after the regular season ends.
The tournament consists of four rounds: the first two are played within each conference, while the last two cross over into the other conference. The first round (the “play-in tournament”) is a single game between the 8th and 9th seeds in each conference. The winner of that game then becomes the official 8th seed and plays the top seed in a best-of-seven series in the first round of the playoffs proper.
The second round matches up the remaining survivors in two best-of-seven series; as with all playoff rounds, each conference plays its games independently of games being played in other conferences. The winners of those second round matchups go on to play each other in the Conference Finals, also a best-of-seven affair.
Finally, the winners of each Conference Final meet in what is known as the NBA Finals, which is also best-of-seven. For more details on how seeding works and what home court advantage means in the NBA playoffs, check out our detailed breakdown below.
Who makes the NBA playoffs?
There are a total of 16 teams that make the NBA playoffs. The eight teams with the best record in each conference (Western and Eastern) make the playoffs. The format is a best-of-seven series.
What is the NBA playoff schedule?
The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) regular season to determine the league’s champion.
The playoff format has varied since its inception in 1947, but the tournament generally consists of four rounds: the first, second and third are best-of-seven series played in a 1–2–2–1–1 format (the team with the better record plays games 1, 2, 5 and 7 at home), while the fourth round, the NBA Finals, is best-of-seven played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format (the team with the better record plays games 1, 2, 5 and 7 at home). Eight teams from each of the league’s two conferences qualify for the playoffs.
How many teams make the NBA playoffs?
During the NBA playoffs, 16 teams compete for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. Eight teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs. The top seed in each conference receives home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
What are the NBA playoff brackets?
The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) regular season to determine the league’s champion. Sixteen teams, eight from each conference (Western Conference and Eastern Conference), qualify for the playoffs.
During the first three rounds of the playoffs, better seeded teams are matched up with worse seeded teams, but there is no restriction on which conference teams may come from. The top seed in each conference receives home court advantage in their first round series and plays lower seeded teams until either advancing to play the next higher seed or being eliminated from playoff contention.
What happens if two teams tie in the NBA playoffs?
If two teams are tied in the NBA playoffs, a process known as “tiebreaking” occurs to determine which team will advance to the next round. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head record, meaning the team with the better head-to-head record between the two teams will advance. If the teams split their season series, or if they did not play each other at all during the regular season, the second tiebreaker is divisional record. If the teams are still tied, the third tiebreaker is conference record. Finally, if the teams are still tied, a coin flip will determine which team advances.
What is the NBA playoff format?
The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annoally held after the NBA’s regular season to determine the league’s champion.
The playoff format currently used by the NBA is a modified bracket system. The top eight teams in each conference (Eastern and Western), ranked in order by their regular season records, enter the playoffs. These “divisional” seeds earn home court advantage in their first round matchup against one of the conference’s “wild card” teams, also ranked by record.
How do teams advance in the NBA playoffs?
There are a few different ways that teams can advance in the NBA playoffs. The most common way is by winning a best-of-seven series. The team that wins four games first advances to the next round. However, if a team loses the first two games at home, they will need to win four straight games to advance. This is called a “comeback series.”
Another way to advance in the playoffs is by winning a best-of-five series. In this type of series, the team that wins three games first advances to the next round.
Finally, teams can also advance by winning a single game. This is called a “play-in game.” Play-in games are only used if there are two teams tied for the last playoff spot in their conference.