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NBA playoffs 2022: Bracket, full first spherical schedule, begin instances, and predictions

The play-in event is over and the sector for the 2022 NBA Playoffs is formally set. The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks secured the ultimate playoff spots within the East within the play-in event. The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans did the identical factor within the West. Now we now have the total 16-team bracket within the battle for the NBA championship.

The Phoenix Suns enter the playoffs because the favorites to take residence the title after successful a league-best 64 video games within the common season. The Suns are in fact in search of redemption after blowing a 2-0 sequence lead within the NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks final season. The Bucks are the No. 3 seed within the East, but it surely seems they’ve a good path via the convention as soon as once more. Are we in retailer for a Finals rematch?

There are different contenders hiding in plain sight all through the sector. Within the West, the Golden State Warriors can have Stephen Curry again within the lineup after the star guard missed the stretch run of the common season with a sprained ligament in his foot. The Memphis Grizzlies want to develop into the youngest crew ever to succeed in the NBA Finals after a stunning run to the No. 2 seed behind rising famous person Ja Morant.

The East feels significantly large open. The Miami Heat have a disciplined, veteran crew that made a Finals run two seasons in the past within the bubble. The Philadelphia 76ers have the Joel Embiid-James Harden tandem shouldering large expectations heading into this run. The Celtics and Nets every really feel like they might make a Finals run heading into their first spherical sequence, which must be an exhilarating shootout between Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant.

Right here’s the total first spherical schedule for the 2022 NBA Playoffs, full with begin instances and TV info. We’ll throw in some predictions on the backside of this put up, too.

NBA Playoffs bracket 2022

NBA Playoffs 2022: Begin instances, TV, dates, and video games

Western Convention

No. 1 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans playoffs: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Pelicans at Suns, Sunday, April 17, 9 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 2: Pelicans at Suns, Tuesday, April 19, 10 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 3: Suns at Pelicans, Friday, April 22, TBD, ESPN

Recreation 4: Suns at Pelicans, Sunday, April 24, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

*Recreation 5: Pelicans at Suns, Tuesday, April 26, TBD, TBD

*Recreation 6: Suns at Pelicans, Thursday, April 28, TBD, TBD

*Recreation 7: Pelicans at Suns, Saturday, April 30, TBD, TNT

No. 2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. No. 7 Minnesota Timberwolves: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Wolves at Grizzlies, Saturday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. ET/ESPN

Recreation 2: Wolves at Grizzlies, Tuesday, April 19, TBD/TBD

Recreation 3: Grizzlies at Wolves, Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. ET/TNT

Recreation 4: Grizzlies at Wolves, Saturday, April 23, TBD/ESPN

Recreation 5: Wolves at Grizzlies, Tuesday, April 26, TBD/TBD

Recreation 6: Grizzlies at Wolves, Friday, April 29, TBD/TBD

Recreation 7: Wolves at Grizzlies, Might 1, TBD/TBD

No. 3 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 6 Denver Nuggets: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Nuggets at Warriors, Saturday, April 16, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Recreation 2: Nuggets at Warriors, Monday, April 18, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 3: Warriors at Nuggets, Thursday, April 21, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 4: Warriors at Nuggets, Sunday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

*Recreation 5: Nuggets at Warriors, Wednesday, April 27, TBD

*Recreation 6: Warriors at Nuggets, Friday, April 29, TBD

*Recreation 7: Nuggets at Warriors, TBD

Recreation 1: Jazz at Mavericks, Saturday, April 16, 1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Recreation 2: Jazz at Mavericks, Monday, April 18, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBATV

Recreation 3: Mavericks at Jazz, Thursday, April 21, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBATV

Recreation 4: Mavericks at Jazz, Saturday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. ET, TNT

*Recreation 5: Jazz at Mavericks, Monday, April 25, TBD

*Recreation 6: Mavericks at Jazz, Thursday, April 28, TBD

*Recreation 7: Jazz at Mavericks, Saturday, April 30, TBD

No. 1 Miami Warmth vs. No. 8 Atlanta Hawks: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Hawks at Warmth, Sunday, April 17, 1 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 2: Hawks at Warmth, Tuesday, April 19, TBD, TBD

Recreation 3: Warmth at Hawks, Friday, April 22, TBD, ESPN

Recreation 4: Warmth at Hawks, Sunday, April 24, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

*Recreation 5: Hawks at Warmth, Tuesday, April 26, TBD, TBD

*Recreation 6: Warmth at Hawks, Thursday, April 28, TBD, TBD

*Recreation 7: Hawks at Warmth, Saturday, April 30, TBD, TNT

No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Brooklyn Nets: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Nets at Celtics, Sunday, April 17, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Recreation 2: Nets at Celtics, Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 3: Celtics at Nets, Saturday, April 23, TBD

Recreation 4: Celtics at Nets, Monday, April 25, TBD

*Recreation 5: Nets at Celtics, Wednesday, April 27, TBD

*Recreation 6: Celtics at Nets, Friday, April 29, TBD

*Recreation 7: Nets at Celtics, TBD

No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 6 Chicago Bulls: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Bulls at Bucks, Sunday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 2: Bulls at Bucks, Wednesday, April 20, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 3: Bucks at Bulls, Friday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Recreation 4: Bucks at Bulls, Sunday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. ET, ABC

Recreation 5: Bulls at Bucks, Wednesday, April 27, TBD

Recreation 6: Bucks at Bulls, Friday, April 29, TBD

Recreation 7: Bulls at Bucks, TBD

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 6 Toronto Raptors: Video games, dates, instances, and TV

Recreation 1: Raptors at Sixers, Saturday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. ET ESPN

Recreation 2: Raptors at Sixers, Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Recreation 3: Sixers at Raptors, Wednesday, April 20, 8:00 p.m ET, NBATV

Recreation 4: Sixers at Raptors, Saturday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. ET, TNT

*Recreation 5: Raptors at Sixers, Monday, April 25, TBD

*Recreation 6: Sixers at Raptors, Thursday, April 28, TBD

*Recreation 7: Raptors at Sixers, Saturday, April 30, TBD

2022 NBA Playoffs predictions and picks for each sequence

Right here’s my full playoff predictions:

Western Convention NBA playoff predictions

First spherical

Suns over Pelicans in 5

Jazz over Mavs in 6

Warriors over Nuggets in 6

Grizzlies over Wolves in 6

Second spherical

Suns over Jazz in 4

Warriors over Grizzlies in 7

Convention finals

Suns over Warriors in 6

Jap Convention NBA playoff predictions

First spherical

Warmth over Hawks in 6

Raptors over 76ers in 7

Bucks over Bulls in 4

Celtics over Nets in 6

Second spherical

Warmth over Raptors in 6

Bucks over Celtics in 6

Convention finals

Bucks over Warmth in 6

NBA Finals predictions 2022

Suns over Bucks in 7

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