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The NBA play-in tournament is officially set. Here’s the schedule and seeding for the Eastern and Western Conference.
Sunday was the final official day of the 2021-22 NBA season, meaning the playoffs are about to begin. Before that, however, the play-in tournament takes place, in which four teams in each conference fight for the numbers 7 and 8 in the playoffs.
The field was officially closed on Sunday afternoon. Numbers 7 and 8 will go head-to-head in a head-to-head match, with the winner officially securing 7th place in their respective conference. The loser of that game competes against the winner of the #9 vs. #10 game for 8th place in the playoffs. Whoever loses games #9 vs. #10 is obviously eliminated from playoff contention.
NBA Playoffs 2022: Play-In Tournament Schedule and Seeds
Below is the full schedule of games for each day, along with the betting times and the channel they will be broadcast on.
Tuesday April 12th
- No. 8 Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 7 Brooklyn Nets (winner takes No. 7 Eastern Conference) – 7:00 p.m. ET – TNT
- Los Angeles Clippers No. 8 at No. 7 Minnesota Timberwolves (winner takes Western Conference No. 7) – 9:30 p.m. ET – TNT
Wednesday April 13th
- No. 10 Charlotte Hornets at No. 9 Atlanta Hawks – 7:00 p.m. ET – ESPN
- No. 10 San Antonio Spurs at No. 9 New Orleans Pelicans – 9:30 p.m. ET – ESPN
Friday April 15th
- Hornets/Hawks Winners vs. Cavaliers/Nets Losers (Winner Takes 8th Eastern Conference Seat) – TBD – ESPN
- Spurs/Pelicans winners vs. Clippers/Timberwolves losers (winner clinched 8th place Western Conference) – TBD – TNT
For the Nets, Cavaliers, Clippers and Timberwolves, the task is simple – win and you’re in the NBA Playoffs.
The Nets/Cavaliers winner officially wins a matchup against the No. 2 Boston Celtics. The winner of Timberwolves/Clippers gets a matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round.
However, the losers of those games will play the winner of the #9 vs. #10 game for eighth place in the playoffs. The eighth seed east will take on the Miami Heat, while the No. 8 team west takes on the Phoenix Suns.
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