2023 NBA playoff bracket, standings: Updated schedule, NBA Finals scores, dates

The field for the 2023 NBA playoffs is set! Here’s how the bracket breaks down.

NBA Playoff Bracket 2023 - NBA Finals

Miami Heat (8) vs. Denver Nuggets (1) – Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Nuggets 104, Heat 93
Game 2: Heat 111, Nuggets 108
Game 3: June 7 at Miami (8:30 ET, ABC)
Game 4: June 9 at Miami (8:30 ET, ABC)
Game 5: June 12 at Denver (8:30 ET, ABC)*
Game 6: June 15 at Miami (8:30 ET, ABC)*
Game 7: June 18 at Denver (8 ET, ABC)*
* if necessary

Eastern Conference Finals

Boston Celtics (2) vs. Miami Heat (8) – Heat win 4-3

Game 1: Heat 123, Celtics 116
Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 105
Game 3: Heat 128, Celtics 102
Game 4: Celtics 116, Heat 99
Game 5: Celtics 110, Heat 97
Game 6: Celtics 104, Heat 103
Game 7: Heat 103, Celtics 84

Western Conference Finals

Denver Nuggets (1) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7) – Nuggets win 4-0

Game 1: Nuggets 132, Lakers 126
Game 2: Nuggets 108, Lakers 103
Game 3: Nuggets 119, Lakers 108
Game 4: Nuggets 113, Lakers 111

Eastern Conference Semifinals

New York Knicks (5) vs. Miami Heat (8) – Heat win 4-2

Game 1: Heat 108, Knicks 101
Game 2: Knicks 111, Heat 105
Game 3: Heat 105, Knicks 86
Game 4: Heat 109, Knicks 101
Game 5: Knicks 112, Heat 103
Game 6: Heat 96, Knicks 92

Boston Celtics (2) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (3) – Celtics win 4-3

Game 1: 76ers 119, Celtics 115
Game 2: Celtics 121, 76ers 87
Game 3: Celtics 114, 76ers 102
Game 4: 76ers 116, Celtics 115 (OT)
Game 5: 76ers 115, Celtics 103
Game 6: Celtics 95, 76ers 86
Game 7: Celtics 112, 76ers 88

Western Conference Semifinals

Denver Nuggets (1) vs. (4) Phoenix Suns – Nuggets win 4-2

Game 1: Nuggets 125, Suns 107
Game 2: Nuggets 97, Suns 87
Game 3: Suns 121, Nuggets 114
Game 4: Suns 129, Nuggets 124
Game 5: Nuggets 118, Suns 102
Game 6: Nuggets 125, Suns 100

Golden State Warriors (6) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7) – Lakers win 4-2

Game 1: Lakers 117, Warriors 112
Game 2: Warriors 127, Lakers 100
Game 3: Lakers 127, Warriors 97
Game 4: Lakers 104, Warriors 101
Game 5: Warriors 121, Lakers 106
Game 6: Lakers 122, Warriors 101

Eastern Conference First Round

Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs. Miami Heat (8) – Heat win 4-1

Game 1: Heat 130, Bucks 117
Game 2: Bucks 138, Heat 122
Game 3: Heat 121, Bucks 99
Game 4: Heat 119, Bucks 114
Game 5: Heat 128, Bucks 126 (OT)

Boston Celtics (2) vs. Atlanta Hawks (7) – Celtics win 4-2

Game 1: Celtics 112, Hawks 99
Game 2: Celtics 110, Hawks 106
Game 3: Hawks 130, Celtics 122
Game 4: Celtics 129, Hawks 121
Game 5: Hawks 119, Celtics 117
Game 6: Celtics 128, Hawks 120

Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6) – 76ers win 4-0

Game 1: 76ers 121, Nets 101
Game 2: 76ers 96, Nets 84
Game 3: 76ers 102, Nets 97
Game 4: 76ers 96, Nets 88

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs. New York Knicks (5) – Knicks win 4-1

Game 1: Knicks 101, Cavs 97
Game 2: Cavs 107, Knicks 90
Game 3: Knicks 99, Cavs 79
Game 4: Knicks 102, Cavs 93
Game 5: Knicks 106, Cavs 95

Western Conference First Round

Denver Nuggets (1) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8) – Nuggets win 4-1

Game 1: Nuggets 109, Timberwolves 80
Game 2: Nuggets 122, Timberwolves 113
Game 3: Nuggets 120, Timberwolves 111
Game 4: Timberwolves 114, Nuggets 108 (OT)
Game 5: Nuggets 112, Timberwolves 109

Memphis Grizzlies (2) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7) – Lakers win 4-2

Game 1: Lakers 128, Grizzlies 112
Game 2: Grizzlies 103, Lakers 93
Game 3: Lakers 111, Grizzlies 101
Game 4: Lakers 117, Grizzlies 111 (OT)
Game 5: Grizzlies 116, Lakers 99
Game 6: Lakers 125, Grizzlies 85

Sacramento Kings (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (6) – Warriors win 4-3

Game 1: Kings 126, Warriors 123
Game 2: Kings 114, Warriors 106
Game 3: Warriors 114, Kings 97
Game 4: Warriors 126, Kings 125
Game 5: Warrios 123, Kings 116
Game 6: Kings 118, Warriors 99
Game 7: Warriors 120, Kings 100

Phoenix Suns (4) vs. LA Clippers (5) – Suns win 4-1

Game 1: Clippers 115, Suns 110
Game 2: Suns 123, Clippers 109
Game 3: Suns 129, Clippers 124
Game 4: Suns 112, Clippers 100
Game 5: Suns 136, Clippers 130

2023 NBA Playoffs Schedule & Key Dates

April 11-14: NBA play-in tournament (ESPN, TNT)
April 15: NBA playoffs 2023 first round begin (ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV)
April 29: NBA conference semifinals begin (ABC, ESPN, TNT)
May 16: NBA conference finals begin (ABC, ESPN, TNT)
June 1: NBA Finals begin (ABC)

NBA First Round Schedule for Game 1s

Saturday, April 15
Brooklyn vs. Philadelphia – 1 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Miami vs. Boston – 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
New York vs. Cleveland – 6 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Golden State vs. Sacramento – 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Sunday, April 16
LA Lakers vs. Memphis – 3 p.m. ET (ABC)
Chicago/Miami Winner vs. Milwaukee – 5:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
LA Clippers vs. Phoenix – 8 p.m. ET (TNT)
Oklahoma City/Minnesota vs. Denver – 10:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

NBA Play-In Schedule

April 11 (ESPN, TNT)
Play-In Game 1 Atlanta Hawks 116, Miami Heat 105
Play-In Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 102 (OT)

April 12 (ESPN, TNT)
Play-In Game 3 Chicago Bulls 109, Toronto Raptors 105
Play-In Game 4 Oklahoma City Thunder 123, New Orleans Pelicans 118

April 14 (ESPN, TNT)
Play-In Game 5 Miami Heat 102, Chicago Bulls 91
Play-In Game 6 Minnesota Timberwolves 120, Oklahoma City Thunder 95

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEEDS

1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Boston Celtics
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. New York Knicks
6. Brooklyn Nets
7. Atlanta Hawks 
8. Miami Heat
9. Toronto Raptors (Eliminated in play-in)
10. Chicago Bulls (Eliminated in play-in)

EASTERN CONFERENCE BRACKET

1. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 8. Miami Heat
2. Boston Celtics vs. 7. Atlanta Hawks
3. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 6. Brooklyn Nets
4. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 5. New York Knicks

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEEDS

1. Denver Nuggets 
2. Memphis Grizzlies
3. Sacramento Kings 
4. Phoenix Suns 
5. LA Clippers 
6. Golden State Warriors 
7. Los Angeles Lakers 
8. Minnesota Timberwolves 
9. New Orleans Pelicans (Eliminated in play-in)
10. Oklahoma City Thunder (Eliminated in play-in)

WESTERN CONFERENCE BRACKET

1. Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Memphis Grizzlies vs 7. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Sacramento Kings vs. 6. Golden State Warriors
4. Phoenix Suns vs. 5. LA Clippers


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