After an entertaining regular season, the National Basketball Association is gearing towards the playoffs. For the first time in many years, there isn’t anyone team that is the favourite to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy. In the West Conference, the Phoenix Suns are the top team as they have the best record in the league.
While in the East Conference, it has been the Miami Heat show, which has emerged as a surprise top seed over giants like the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. Both conferences have some incredible teams who were not considered playoff teams like Memphis in the West and Chicago in the east.
However, here is all you need to know about the NBA playoffs:
Where to watch the NBA playoffs?
Fans can watch the Playoffs on television channels like Vh1 and MTV.
Where will be the NBA playoffs live streamed?
Fans can catch the live stream of the Playoffs will be available on digital platforms like VOOT and Jio TV.
What are the first-round playoff matchups?
Seven teams from each conference have confirmed their spot in the first round of the playoffs. The remaining two teams will be finalized after the end of the Play-in tournament.
No. 1 Miami Heat vs. No. 8 seed
No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Brooklyn Nets
No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 6 Chicago Bulls
No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 5 Toronto Raptors
No. 1 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 8 seed
No. 2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. No. 7 Minnesota Timberwolves
No. 3 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 6 Denver Nuggets
No. 4 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz
When are the first-round playoff games?
The NBA hasn’t finalized the schedule for each first-round series. However, the league has announced when each opening round Game 1 will take place.
Saturday, April 16
Game 1: Jazz vs. Mavericks,
Game 1: Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies,
Game 1: Raptors vs. 76ers
Game 1: Nuggets vs. Warriors
Sunday, April 17
Game 1: Nets vs. Celtics,
Game 1: East No. 8 vs. Heat
Game 1: Bulls vs. Bucks
Game 1: West No. 8 vs. Suns