NBA 2022 Playoffs – Complete First Round Matchups, Schedules and News

The NBA playoffs are here, and it’s shaping up to be an open chase for the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns walked away with the league’s best regular season record — eight games ahead of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the defending Western Conference champions are on a mission to redeem … Read more

NBA Playoffs – Expert Picks for Each First-Round Series

What awaits us in the NBA playoffs? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves advance as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Every first-round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, … Read more

NBA standings, play-in implications of the last weekend of the regular season

3:30 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN Editor’s note: This story was updated following the 76ers’ 133-120 win over the Pacers on Saturday. The final weekend of the NBA regular season has arrived, and all we know is that 48 hours of mayhem await us. Thanks to a jumbled ranking picture in both conferences, only a handful … Read more

What matters most in one of the NBA’s tightest Eastern Conference playoff races

12:07 a.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN The top of the NBA’s Eastern Conference couldn’t be much more compact. Going into Tuesday’s action, four teams — the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers — were just one loss apart. And, at the right time, all four were set to face off, with the Bucks … Read more

Facing potential playoff games in Toronto, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers decline to say if teams are fully vaccinated

4:34 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN When asked directly in the past 24 hours if their teams are fully vaccinated, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers declined to comment on ESPN – opening up the possibility that both teams could potentially miss players in games. on the way to a first-round playoff. against the Toronto Raptors. … Read more