NBA Playoffs 2022: Complete Matchups and Seeding

The NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday April 16th. Here are the matchups for the first round.

The 2021-22 NBA regular season officially ended Sunday night. With that, it’s time for the playoffs, where teams will battle it out for the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy.

Eight teams from each conference will attempt to earn a spot in the NBA Finals. For each conference, the top six teams have already secured playoff spots, while four will enter the Nos. 7 and 8 play-in tournament.

Below are the official seedings in the Eastern and Western Conference brackets and the teams participating in the Play-In tournament.

NBA Playoffs 2022: Full Seeding and Matchups

east conference

  • No. 1 Miami Heat vs. No. 8 seed
  • No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 seeds
  • No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 6 Chicago Bulls
  • No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 5 Toronto Raptors

Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament

  • No. 7 Brooklyn Networks
  • No. 8 Cleveland Cavaliers
  • No. 9 Atlanta Hawks
  • No. 10 Charlotte Hornets

Nets/Cavaliers winner secures the No. 7 seed. The loser of Nets/Cavaliers takes on the winner of Hawks/Hornets to secure the #8.

Western Conference

  • #1 Phoenix Suns vs. #8 seeds
  • #2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. #7 seeds
  • No. 3 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 6 Denver Nuggets
  • No. 4 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz

Western Conference Play-In Tournament

  • No. 7 Minnesota Timberwolves
  • #8 Los Angeles Clippers
  • No. 9 New Orleans Pelicans
  • #10 San Antonio Spurs

Timberwolves/Clippers winner secures No. 7 seed. The loser Timberwolves/Clippers takes on the winner Pelicans/Spurs for a chance to secure the No. 8. NBA Playoffs 2022: Complete Matchups and Seeding

John Verrall

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