The NBA postseason has arrived, and it brings with it the excitement of 16 teams competing for the coveted 2023 NBA championship. Among them are the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.
For basketball enthusiasts worldwide, the NBA playoffs commenced on April 15th, featuring eight teams from each conference. This marks the beginning of the thrilling final phase of the NBA season, culminating in the highly anticipated NBA Finals in June.
Below, you'll find the complete schedule, game results, and all the essential details you need to stay informed about the 2023 NBA playoffs.
In the Eastern Conference:
The Milwaukee Bucks are facing off against the Miami Heat.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a matchup against the New York Knicks.
The Philadelphia 76ers are competing against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Boston Celtics are going head-to-head with the Atlanta Hawks.
In the Western Conference:
The Denver Nuggets are taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Phoenix Suns are up against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Sacramento Kings are going toe-to-toe with the Golden State Warriors.
The Memphis Grizzlies are in a showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the Eastern Conference:
Milwaukee Bucks faced off against the Miami Heat, with the Heat winning the series 4-1.
April 16: Milwaukee Bucks 117-130 Miami Heat
April 19: Milwaukee Bucks 138-122 Miami Heat
April 22: Miami Heat 121-99 Milwaukee Bucks
April 24: Miami Heat 119-114 Milwaukee Bucks
April 26: Milwaukee Bucks 126-128 Miami Heat
Cleveland Cavaliers went up against the New York Knicks, and the Knicks took the series 4-1.
April 15: Cleveland Cavaliers 97-101 New York Knicks
April 18: Cleveland Cavaliers 107-90 New York Knicks
April 21: New York Knicks 99-79 Cleveland Cavaliers
April 23: New York Knicks 102-93 Cleveland Cavaliers
April 26: Cleveland Cavaliers 95-106 New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers played against the Brooklyn Nets, sweeping the series 4-0.
April 15: Philadelphia 76ers 121-101 Brooklyn Nets
April 17: Philadelphia 76ers 96-84 Brooklyn Nets
April 20: Brooklyn Nets 97-102 Philadelphia 76ers
April 22: Brooklyn Nets 88-96 Philadelphia 76ers
Boston Celtics faced the Atlanta Hawks, with the Celtics winning 4-2.
April 15: Boston Celtics 112-99 Atlanta Hawks
April 18: Boston Celtics 119-106 Atlanta Hawks
April 21: Atlanta Hawks 130-122 Boston Celtics
April 23: Atlanta Hawks 121-129 Boston Celtics
April 25: Boston Celtics 117-119 Atlanta Hawks
April 27: Atlanta Hawks 120-128 Boston Celtics
In the Western Conference:
Denver Nuggets went against the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning the series 4-1. April 16: Denver Nuggets 109-80 Minnesota Timberwolves
April 19: Denver Nuggets 122-113 Minnesota Timberwolves
April 21: Minnesota Timberwolves 111-120 Denver Nuggets
April 23: Minnesota Timberwolves 114-108 Denver Nuggets
April 25: Denver Nuggets 112-109 Minnesota Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns played the Los Angeles Clippers, winning the series 4-1.
April 16: Phoenix Suns 110-115 Los Angeles Clippers
April 18: Phoenix Suns 123-109 Los Angeles Clippers
April 20: Los Angeles Clippers 124-129 Phoenix Suns
April 22: Los Angeles Clippers 100-112 Phoenix Suns
April 25: Phoenix Suns 136-130 Los Angeles Clippers
Sacramento Kings faced the Golden State Warriors, with the Warriors narrowly winning 4-3.
April 15: Sacramento Kings 126-123 Golden State Warriors
April 17: Sacramento Kings 114-106 Golden State Warriors
April 20: Golden State Warriors 114-97 Sacramento Kings
April 23: Golden State Warriors 126-125 Sacramento Kings
April 26: Sacramento Kings 116-123 Golden State Warriors
April 28: Golden State Warriors 118-99 Sacramento Kings
April 30: Sacramento Kings 100-120 Golden State Warriors
Memphis Grizzlies went head-to-head with the Los Angeles Lakers, with the Lakers winning the series 4-2.
April 16: Memphis Grizzlies 112-128 Los Angeles Lakers
April 19: Memphis Grizzlies 103-93 Los Angeles Lakers
April 22: Los Angeles Lakers 111-101 Memphis Grizzlies
April 24: Los Angeles Lakers 117-111 Memphis Grizzlies
April 26: Memphis Grizzlies 99-116 Los Angeles Lakers
April 28: Los Angeles Lakers 125-85 Memphis Grizzlies
Conference Semi-Finals schedule
Miami Heat - New York Knicks: 4-2
30 April | New York Knicks - Miami Heat: 101-108
2 May | New York Knicks - Miami Heat: 111 - 105
6 May | Miami Heat - New York Knicks: 105-86
8 May | Miami Heat - New York Knicks: 109-101
10 May | New York Knicks - Miami Heat: 112-103
12 May | Miami Heat - New York Knicks: 96-92
Denver Nuggets - Phoenix Suns: 4-2
29 April | Denver Nuggets - Phoenix Suns: 125-107
1 May | Denver Nuggets - Phoenix Suns: 97-87
5 May | Phoenix Suns - Denver Nuggets: 121-114
7 May | Phoenix Suns - Denver Nuggets: 129-124
9 May | Denver Nuggets - Phoenix Suns: 118-102
11 May | Phoenix Suns - Denver Nuggets: 100-125
Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Lakers: 2-4
2 May | Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Lakers: 112-117
4 May | Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Lakers: 127-100
6 May | Los Angeles Lakers - Golden State Warriors: 127-97
8 May | Los Angeles Lakers - Golden State Warriors: 104-101
10 May | Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Lakers: 121-106
12 May | Los Angeles Lakers - Golden State Warriors: 122-101
Q: Who will play NBA Finals 2023?
Ans: The Denver Nuggets are the 2023 NBA champions. Nikola Jokic put together a prolific performance to lead Denver to its first NBA title in franchise history, beating the Miami Heat 94-89 in Game 5 to take the series 4-1.
Q: Is the 2023 NBA schedule out?
Ans: The NBA has released its full schedule for the 2023-24 season. NEW YORK — The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the 2023-24 regular season. The day-by-day and team-by-team schedules are attached and available at NBA.com/schedule
Q: How does the NBA Finals work 2023?
Ans: The Finals, like all four rounds of the NBA playoffs, are a best-of-seven series, as has been the case since 2003. The Finals feature a 2-2-1-1-1 format, with the team with the better record hosting Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 and the other team hosting Games 3, 4 and 6.
Q: How much are NBA tickets?
Ans: The average price for NBA tickets throughout the league is in a range between $85 and $95.
Q: How long is an NBA game?
Ans: An NBA game consists of four quarters each 12 minutes in length for a total of 48 minutes. However, the entire length of the event is usually between 2 to 2.5 hours due to timeouts, halftimes, and other stoppages of the game.