NBA playoff schedule: Bracket, games today, TV channel, live stream, dates, times as first round rolls on

The first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs is in full swing. Fourteen teams are remaining in the battle for the Larry O’Brien Trophy after the opening round tipped off April 16. The title fight looks to be wide open in both conferences. In the East, the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks have already advanced to the second round. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are one win away from the second round. 

Out West, the Golden State Warriors punched their tickets into the next round after beating the Denver Nuggets in five games. The Mavericks are up 3-2 over the Utah Jazz, and the other two series — Wolves-Grizzlies and Pelicans-Suns — are tied 2-2.

The full 2022 NBA playoff bracket and this week’s schedule can be found below. Every game on NBATV, ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC can be streamed via fuboTV (Try for free).


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This week’s playoff schedule

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Wednesday, April 27
Game 5: Bucks 116, Bulls 100  
Game 5: Warriors 102, Nuggets 98

Thursday, April 28
Game 6: 76ers at Raptors, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 6: Suns at Pelicans, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 6: Mavericks at Jazz, 10 p.m. (TNT)

Friday, April 29
Game 6*: Bucks at Bulls, TBD (TBD)
Game 6: Grizzlies at Timberwolves, TBD (TBD)
Game 6*: Warriors at Nuggets, TBD (TBD)

Saturday, April 30
Game 7*: Raptors at 76ers, TBD (TBD)
Game 7*: Jazz at Mavericks, TBD (TBD)
Game 7*: Pelicans at Suns, TBD (TBD)

Sunday, May 1
Game 7*: Bulls at Bucks, TBD (TBD)
Game 7*: Timberwolves at Grizzlies, TBD (TBD)
Game 7*: Nuggets at Warriors, TBD (TBD)