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NBA Playoff games today 2022: Live scores, TV schedule & more to watch Monday’s matchups

NBA Playoff games today 2022: Live scores, TV schedule & more to watch Monday’s matchups

After a wild weekend of postseason action, each NBA Playoff team has played at least one game of its first-round series.

The top seeds in the Eastern Conference all maintained home-court advantage, as the Heat, Celtics, Bucks and 76ers captured Game 1 wins. Miami and Philadelphia dominated their opponents, while Milwaukee and Boston managed to escape with hard-fought victories.

Over in the Western Conference, the Suns and Warriors handled their NBA Playoff openers without much drama, but the Grizzlies and Mavericks both dropped Game 1 of their series. They will now look to avoid falling into 2-0 holes against the Timberwolves and Jazz, respectively.

Here’s everything you need to know about watching NBA Playoff games, including a complete TV schedule with updated start times and channels.

NBA Playoff games today

Here’s the full schedule of NBA Playoff games for Monday, April 18. There are three games on the docket with the 76ers, Jazz and Warriors all looking to take 2-0 series leads.

April 18 schedule

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Raptors vs. 76ers 7:30 p.m. TNT
Jazz vs. Mavericks 8:30 p.m. NBA TV
Nuggets vs. Warriors 10 p.m. TNT

Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.

NBA Playoff bracket 2022

NBA Playoff Bracket 2022

How to watch NBA Playoff games

NBA Playoff games will once again be broadcast on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT. Every NBA Finals game will be shown exclusively on ABC.

The primary outlets for live streaming 2022 NBA Playoff games are Watch ESPN and Watch TNT, both available on desktop and by downloading the mobile apps.

Viewers in the U.S. can stream every NBA Playoff game live on SLING TV. With the SLING Orange Sports Extra package, get $10 off your first month now with access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT and NBA TV. NBA Playoff games on ABC are simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with SLING Orange, available for $35 per month including $25 the first month for new subscribers.

MORE: Watch the NBA Playoffs on Sling TV

NBA Playoff schedule 2022

Here is the full playoff schedule for the rest of this week. All games are on TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBATV.

April 19

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Hawks vs. Heat 7:30 p.m. TNT
Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies 8:30 p.m. NBA TV
Pelicans vs. Suns 10 p.m. TNT

April 20

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Nets vs. Celtics 7 p.m. TNT
76ers vs. Raptors 8 p.m. NBA TV
Bulls vs. Bucks 9:30 p.m. TNT

April 21

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves 7:30 p.m. TNT
Mavericks vs. Jazz 9 p.m. NBA TV
Warriors vs. Nuggets 10 p.m. TNT

April 22

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Heat vs. Hawks 7 p.m. ESPN
Bucks vs. Bulls 8:30 p.m. ABC
Suns vs. Pelicans 9:30 p.m. ESPN

April 23

Game Time (ET) TV channel
76ers vs. Raptors 2 p.m. TNT
Mavericks vs. Jazz 4:30 p.m. TNT
Celtics vs. Nets 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves 10 p.m. ESPN

April 24

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Bucks vs. Bulls 1 p.m. ABC
Warriors vs. Nuggets 3:30 p.m. ABC
Heat vs. Hawks 7 p.m. TNT
Suns vs. Pelicans 9:30 p.m. TNT