The NBA playoffs are scheduled to begin on May 22 and end no later than July 22.
The NBA playoffs are set to begin on Saturday, May 22nd. The first round will be a best-of-seven series, with the higher seed playing host for the first two games and the lower seed hosting games three and four (if necessary). The semifinals and Finals will both be best-of-seven series, with the higher seed hosting the first two games and the lower seed hosting games three and four (if necessary).
What Happened in 2020?
The 2020 NBA playoffs were originally scheduled to begin on April 18. However, the playoffs were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The playoffs eventually resumed on August 17th with a modified format. 22 teams were invited to participate in the playoffs, which were held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The Regular Season
The 2020 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association’s 2019–20 season. The playoffs were originally scheduled to begin on April 18, 2020 and end on June 16, 2020. However, the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States led to the league suspending play on March 11 after several players tested positive for the virus. On March 15, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the playoffs would be postponed until further notice. On May 26, Silver stated that while “it remains possible” that the playoffs could start in late July or August, “more likely than not”, it would happen in 2021. The NBA Finals would have been played in June 2021.
The 2020 playoffs were originally scheduled to follow a traditional format. The three division winners and six wild card teams from each conference (for a total of 18 teams) would have been seeded based on their regular-season records. The first round was scheduled to be a best-of-seven series with each lower seed hosting games one, two and five (if necessary). The conference semifinals and finals were also be best-of-seven series; however, they were set to follow a 2–2–1–1–1 home/away format instead of the standard 2–3–2 format.
On September 1, 2020, Silver stated that if the league is able to hold its season as planned, it is likely that they will use a traditional playoff format rather than reseeding all 16 teams regardless of conference record as was done during the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
The 2021 NBA playoffs will begin on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The conference semifinals are scheduled to start on May 27th with the conference finals beginning on June 10th. The NBA Finals will start on June 22nd and will end no later than July 22nd.
What’s Happening in 2021?
The 2021 NBA Playoffs are set to begin on May 22. All first-round games will be best-of-seven and be played at the home arenas of the higher-seeded team. The conference semifinals and conference finals will be best-of-seven series as well. The NBA Finals will be a best-of-seven series.
The Regular Season
The regular season is set to begin on December 22, 2020, and end on May 16, 2021. Each team will play 72 games instead of the traditional 82. The All-Star Game will take place on March 7 in Atlanta.
The playoffs are scheduled to start on May 22 and end no later than July 22. The NBA Finals will begin on July 8 and end no later than July 22.
When are the 2021 NBA playoffs?
The 2021 NBA playoffs will begin on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23. The conference finals will take place from June 2 to June 20, while the NBA Finals will take place from June 27 to July 18.
The 2021 NBA playoffs are scheduled to begin on April 18 and conclude with the NBA Finals in July.