NBA Playoffs 2021: Complete Schedule, Dates, TV Channel

From 2020-2021 NBA Playoffs the league expands to Ten teams include a play-in tournament in the Playoffs for both conferences. NBA also shortened to 72 games of teams regular-season games started from Dec. 22 and will be ended on May 16, 2021, due to COVID 19 and followed by the Playoffs games begin May 18 with play-in tournament (May 18-22, 2021) then the standard 16-team playoff takes place from May 22 to July 22, 2021.

Here’s everything you need to know about NBA Playoffs 2021 FAQ? Here is the NBA playoff schedule for the 2021 NBA postseason games, including the conference semifinals, and the NBA Finals.

When is the NBA Playoffs 2021 begin?

The 2021 NBA Playoffs will be kicking off on Saturday, May 22 – July 6, 2021, and the location is yet to be determined, however, the league expands the postseason games with ten teams in each conference which starts on May 18 and May 21. The 2020-21 NBA regular season had been reduced to 72 games that have begun on December 22, 2020, and will be ended on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

The NBA 2020-21 Season’s Schedule:

  • December 11-19, 2020: Preseason games
  • December 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
  • February 18-20, 2022: All-Star weekend
  • March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
  • May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
  • May 22 – July 22, 2021: NBA Playoffs 2021
  • July 8–22 (If needed), 2021: 2021 NBA Finals

The NBA play-in tournament picture looks like here below if the NBA season ended today.

Eastern Conference play-in matchups

Charlotte Hornets (No. 8) at Boston Celtics (No. 7)
Washington Wizards (No. 10) at Indiana Pacers (No. 9)

Western Conference play-in matchups

Golden State Warriors (No. 8) at Los Angeles Lakers (No. 7)
San Antonio Spurs (No. 10) at Memphis Grizzlies (No. 9)

How many teams can clinch the playoffs?

There are sixteen teams that can be clinched the playoff seeds of the league.

How many conferences are the NBA has?

The NBA has 30 teams, broken down by the two conferences;

  1. Western Conference has three divisions Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest Divisions led by 15 teams.
  2. Eastern Conference has also three divisions, Atlantic, Southeast, and Central.

When will the playoff schedule, bracket be released?

We will update the schedule, TV channel, here with the bracket as soon as it is available.

What channels are NBA playoffs game on?

Only four TV channels ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV get the right to air playoff games in the United States. If you have these channels you do not have any problem watching NBA playoffs matchups online on any device you already have.

Please note: The playoffs schedule will be available here when it officially be published.

Schedule for the Conference Semifinals 2021 & first round’s results

NBA Finals 2021

Get the complete 2021 NBA finals schedule, start time, date, TV channel, prediction, and more updated news from here.

We are following and analyzing every regular-season game and we predict that the Brooklyn Nets will clinch the 2021 NBA finals from Eastern Conference and LeBron James‘ Lakers will reach the finals from Western Conference.

Game Date / Time (ET) Arena Visiting Team TV Channels Scores
1 Thursday, July 8 / 9:00 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, TSNN+RDS TBD
2 Saturday, July 10 / 9:00 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, CityTV+RDS TBD
3 Monday, July 12 / 7:30 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, SNN/SN1+RDS TBD
4 Tuesday, July 14 / 9:00 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, TSNN+RDS TBD
5 Friday, July 17 / 9:00 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, TSN1/3/5+RDS TBD
6 Sunday, July 19 / 9:00 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, TSN1/4+RDS TBD
7 Thursday, July 22 / 9:00 pm ET TBD Nets vs Lakers ABC, TSNN+RDS TBD

When is NBA All-Star weekend 2022?

NBA announced its 2022 All-Star weekend begins on Friday 18 and the All-Star showcase in one night game is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 20 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, and the TNT TV channel will be televised the game at 8 p.m. ET and AT&T Slam Dunk Contest at halftime.