NBA Playoffs schedule 2024: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels to watch every series

The field for the 2024 NBA Playoffs has not yet been finalized, but the postseason schedule is already starting to take shape.

On April 17, the NBA revealed dates and tipoff times for first-round contests in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Game 1 of each series will take place on April 20 and 21, giving basketball fans a loaded opening weekend of playoff action.

In the East, the current first-round matchups are Bucks vs. Pacers and Cavaliers vs. Magic. The Celtics and Knicks are closely monitoring the results from the Play-In Tournament. In the West, only the top-seeded Thunder are waiting for an opponent, as the other three series have been locked in: Nuggets vs. Lakers, Timberwolves vs. Suns and Clippers vs. Mavericks.

The official start of the journey to the NBA Finals is coming soon. If you don’t want to miss a second of postseason play, we’ve got you covered.

Here is everything you need to know about watching the 2024 NBA Playoffs, including TV and streaming information for each game.

NBA Playoffs 2024: TV channels, live stream

  • TV channels: ABC | ESPN | NBA TV | TNT
  • Live stream: Sling

Basketball fans can watch NBA Playoff games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT. The 2024 NBA Finals will air exclusively on ABC. Postseason games can also be streamed on Sling.

Sling is the home for sports fans, as it offers a wide a range of channels. You can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

If NBA Playoff games are not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

NBA Playoffs 2024: Updated schedule for every round of postseason games

NBA Play-In Tournament

Eastern Conference

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 17 Heat vs. 76ers 7 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 17 Hawks vs. Bulls 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 19 TBD vs. TBD 7 p.m. ESPN, Sling

Western Conference

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 16 Lakers 110, Pelicans 106 7:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 16 Kings 118, Warriors 94 10 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 19 Kings vs. Pelicans 9:30 p.m. TNT, Sling

Eastern Conference first round

(1) Celtics vs. (8) TBD

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 21 Game 1 1 p.m. ABC, Sling
April 24 Game 2 7 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 27 Game 3 6 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 29 Game 4 TBD TBD
May 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary

(2) Knicks vs. (7) TBD

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 20 Game 1 6 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 22 Game 2 7:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 25 Game 3 7:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 28 Game 4 1 p.m. ABC, Sling
April 30 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 2 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 4 Game 7* TBD TNT, Sling

*If necessary

(3) Bucks vs. (6) Pacers

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 21 Game 1 7 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 23 Game 2 8:30 p.m. NBA TV, Sling
April 26 Game 3 5:30 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 28 Game 4 7 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 30 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 2 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 4 Game 7* TBD TNT, Sling

*If necessary

(4) Cavaliers vs. (5) Magic

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 20 Game 1 1 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 22 Game 2 7 p.m. NBA TV, Sling
April 25 Game 3 7 p.m. NBA TV, Sling
April 27 Game 4 1 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 30 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary

Western Conference first round

(1) Thunder vs. (8) TBD

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 21 Game 1 9:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 24 Game 2 9:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 27 Game 3 3:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 29 Game 4 TBD TBD
May 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary

(2) Nuggets vs. (7) Lakers

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 20 Game 1 8:30 p.m. ABC, Sling
April 22 Game 2 10 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 25 Game 3 10 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 27 Game 4 8:30 p.m. ABC, Sling
April 29 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 2 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 4 Game 7* TBD TNT, Sling

*If necessary

(3) Timberwolves vs. (6) Suns

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 20 Game 1 3:30 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 23 Game 2 7:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 26 Game 3 10:30 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 28 Game 4 9:30 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 30 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 2 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 4 Game 7* TBD TNT, Sling

*If necessary

(4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 21 Game 1 3:30 p.m. ABC, Sling
April 23 Game 2 10 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 26 Game 3 8 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 28 Game 4 3:30 p.m. ABC, Sling
May 1 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary 

How to buy tickets for 2024 NBA Playoffs

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NBA Playoffs bracket 2024

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