2022 NBA Playoffs: First Round Bracket, Schedule, TV Info

The 2022 NBA Playoffs are underway. Here’s everything you need to know about the first round.

The NBA playoffs are underway, and the field has been narrowed to eight.

In the play-in tournament, the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves secured the No. 7 seeds in their respective conferences. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans recorded back-to-back wins to earn the eighth and final spot in the playoffs. 

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Here’s all the information about the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs.

What is the schedule for the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs?

The first round began on April 16 and finished on April 29.

The games fell in a 2-2-1-1-1 format with the higher seed hosting Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if necessary). Meanwhile, Games 3, 4 and 6 (if necessary) went to the lower seed.

The complete bracket is below: 

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Eastern Conference

No. 1 Miami Heat vs. No. 8 Atlanta Heat

Game 1: Miami won 115-91

Game 2: Miami won 115-105

Game 3: Atlanta won 111-110

Game 4: Miami won 110-86

Game 5: Miami won 97-94

No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Brooklyn Nets

Game 1: Boston won 115-114

Game 2: Boston won 114-107

Game 3: Boston won 109-103

Game 4: Boston won 116-112

No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 6 Chicago Bulls

Game 1: Milwaukee won 93-86

Game 2: Chicago won 114-110

Game 3: Milwaukee won 111-81

Game 4: Milwaukee won 119-95

Game 5: Milwaukee won 116-100

No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 5 Toronto Raptors

Game 1: Philadelphia won 131-111

Game 2: Philadelphia won 112-97

Game 3: Philadelphia won 104-101 (OT)

Game 4: Toronto won 110-102

Game 5: Toronto won 103-88

Game 6: Philadelphia won 132-97

Western Conference

No. 1 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans

Game 1: Phoenix won 110-99

Game 2: New Orleans won 125-114

Game 3: Phoenix won 114-111

Game 4: New Orleans won 118-103

Game 5: Phoenix won 112-97

Game 6: Phoenix won 115-109

No. 2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. No. 7 Minnesota Timberwolves

Game 1: Minnesota won 130-117

Game 2: Memphis won 126-94

Game 3: Memphis won 104-95

Game 4: Minnesota won 119-118

Game 5: Memphis won 111-109

Game 6: Memphis won 114-106

No. 3 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 6 Denver Nuggets

Game 1: Golden State won 123-107

Game 2: Golden State won 126-106

Game 3: Golden State won 118-113

Game 4: Denver won 126-121

Game 5: Golden State won 102-98

No. 4 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz

Game 1: Utah won 99-93

Game 2: Dallas won 110-104

Game 3: Dallas won 126-118

Game 4: Utah won 100-99

Game 5: Dallas won 102-77

Game 6: Dallas won 98-96

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