The NBA Play-In Tournament will include teams with the 7th through 10th-highest winning percentages in each conference and take place April 12-15. The 2022 NBA playoffs will begin on April 16.

Play-In Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, April 12

  • Game 1: (8) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Brooklyn Nets (7 ET, TNT)
  • Game 2: (8) LA Clippers vs. (7) Minnesota Timberwolves (9:30 ET, TNT)
  • Winners earn 7th seeds and advance to NBA playoffs

Wednesday, April 13

  • Game 3: (10) Charlotte Hornets vs. (9) Atlanta Hawks (7 ET, ESPN)
  • Game 4: (10) San Antonio Spurs vs. (9) New Orleans Pelicans (9:30 ET, ESPN)

Friday, April 15

  • Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 1 (TBD*, ESPN)
  • Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 2 (TBD*, TNT)

Winners earn 8th seeds and advance to NBA playoffs

* – Game times for Friday, April 15 will be ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET & TNT at 10 p.m. ET if the LA Clippers host or ESPN at 7 p.m. ET & TNT at 9:30 p.m. ET if Minnesota hosts

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