NBA play-in tournament 2024 schedule, date, time, bracket, rules, format explained, teams, live stream telecast

NBA play-in tournament 2024 schedule, date, time, bracket, rules, format explained, teams, live stream telecast

The NBA have finally announced the final matchups for the 2024 play-in tournament, along with other competition details, check out more below about the rules and format explained

Notably, the NBA play-in tournament is the preliminary to the post-season tournament of the NBA.

NBA play-in tournament 2024 schedule, date, time, bracket, rules, format explained, teams and live stream telecast where to watch

With the four matchups in the 2024 NBA Playoffs all set, the play-in tournament will determine the other four matchups.

NBA play-in tournament 2024 matchups

The play-in tournament will take place from April 16 to April 19, following which the 2024 NBA Playoffs will soon get underway. In the first match, the New Orleans Pelicans will host the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference. The winner of that match will get the No. 7 seed, while the loser will play the winner of the Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings for No. 8 seed.

While in the East, the Philadelphia 76ers will host the Miami Heat, where the winner earns the No. 2 seed. Notably, the winner will face off against No. 2 seed, the New York Knicks. The loser of the match will face the winner of the Atlanta Hawks at the Chicago Bulls for the No. 8 seed.

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NBA play-in tournament 2024 format and rules

Given below is the NBA play-in tournament format and rules:

The No. 7 seed team will play the No. 8 seed team in each conference. The winner will then get the No. 7 seed in the playoff bracket and compete against the conference’s No. 2 seed.

Meanwhile, the No. 9 seed will play against the No. 10 seed in each conference. The loser of that game will face elimination, while the winner will play the loser of the No. 7 vs. No. 8 seed game. The winner of that match wins the No. 8 seed and will face the No. 1 seed in the official playoff bracket.

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NBA Playoffs standings 2024 final seed order

Following the end of the regular season, given below is the final seed order of the Playoffs in each conference:

Eastern Conference: Finalized

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  • 1 Boston Celtics 64-18
  • 2 New York Knicks 50-32
  • 3 Milwaukee Bucks 49-33
  • 4 Cleveland Cavaliers 48-34
  • 5 Orlando Magic 47-35
  • 6 Indiana Pacers 47-35
  • 7 Philadelphia 76ers 47-35
  • 8 Miami Heat 46-36
  • 9 Chicago Bulls 39-43
  • 10 Atlanta Hawks 36-46

Western Conference

  • 1 Oklahoma City Thunder 57-25
  • 2 Denver Nuggets 57-25
  • 3 Minnesota Timberwolves 56-26
  • 4 Los Angeles Clippers 51-31
  • 5 Dallas Mavericks 50-32
  • 6 Phoenix Suns 49-33
  • 7 New Orleans Pelicans 49-33
  • 8 Los Angeles Lakers 47-35
  • 9 Sacramento Kings 46-36
  • 10 Golden State Warriors 46-36

NBA play-in tournament 2024 dates and schedule

Given below are the dates and full schedule for the upcoming competition:

Dates Fixtures Time Livestream
Tuesday, April 16 No. 7 Pelicans vs. No. 8 Lakers 7:30 p.m. TNT
No. 9 Kings vs. No. 10 Warriors 10 p.m. TNT
Wednesday, April 17 No. 7 76ers vs. No. 8 Heat 7 p.m. ESPN
No. 9 Bulls vs. No. 10 Hawks 9:30 p.m. ESPN
Friday, April 19 East No. 7/8 vs. East No. 9/10 TBD ESPN/fubo
West No. 7/8 vs. West No. 9/10 TBD TNT

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