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NBA Playoff Bracket as of June 16th

[June 16] The Golden State Warriors are your 2021-22 NBA Champions!

[May 30] With the Celtics hanging on for a Game 7 win in Miami, the 2022 NBA Finals matchup is set

[May 27] Albeit with a half-hearted comeback late in the game from Dallas, Golden State held on in Game 5 at home to advance to their sixth Finals since 2015

[May 16] The Conference Finals are set, with both the Celtics and Warriors opening as heavy favorites to reach the NBA Finals

[May 13] The Heat are the first team in to the conference finals, with a Game 6 blowout win in Philly launching them in to hosting Game 1 next week

Be sure to check the latest NBA playoff odds at your book of choice with just about 10 games remaining in the regular season for most teams.

2022 NBA Playoff Picture

Seed Eastern Conference Seed Western Conference
1 Miami Heat 1 Phoenix Suns
2 Boston Celtics 2 Memphis Grizzlies
3 Milwaukee Bucks 3 Golden State Warriors
4 Philadelphia 76ers 4 Dallas Mavericks
5 Toronto Raptors 5 Utah Jazz
6 Chicago Bulls 6 Denver Nuggets
7 Brooklyn Nets 7 Minnesota Timberwolves
8 Atlanta Hawks 8 New Orleans Pelicans

The Warriors are now favorites in NBA Championship odds as short as +300. The Celtics odds to win the Eastern Conference also shortened to favorites’ position after sweeping the Brooklyn Nets out of the postseason

2022 NBA Conference Finals Matchups

Eastern Conference Finals
(1) Miami Heat vs (2) Boston Celtics
Western Conference Finals
(3) Golden State Warriors vs (2) Dallas Mavericks

The 2nd round will begin on Sunday, with the Bucks and Celtics facing off at 1:00pm EST in the NBA Showcase game on ABC.

2022 NBA Play-In Tournament Matchups

Eastern Conference Play-In Matchups
(8) Cleveland Cavaliers vs (9) Atlanta Hawks
Western Conference Play-In Matchups
(8) LA Clippers vs (9) New Orleans Pelicans

After both seventh seeds won on Tuesday night, the 8th seeds held firm on home court Wednesday night, setting up 8 vs 9 matchups for the final playoff spot in each conference. The Hawks opened as two-point favorites in Cleveland, while Los Angeles are four-point favorites in the Clippers vs Pelicans odds.

2022 NBA Playoffs Schedule

Round Start Dates
Play-In Tournament April 12th, 2022
1st Round April 16th, 2022
2nd Round May 1st, 2022
Conference Finals May 17th, 2022
NBA Finals June 2nd, 2022

2022 NBA Standings

Seed Eastern Conference Seed Western Conference
1 Miami Heat 1 Phoenix Suns
2 Milwaukee Bucks 2 Memphis Grizzlies
3 Boston Celtics 3 Golden State Warriors
4 Philadelphia 76ers 4 Dallas Mavericks
5 Toronto Raptors 5 Utah Jazz
6 Chicago Bulls 6 Denver Nuggets
7 Brooklyn Nets 7 Minnesota Timberwolves
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 8 LA Clippers
9 Atlanta Hawks 9 New Orleans Pelicans
10 Charlotte Hornets 10 San Antonio Spurs
11 Washington Wizards 11 Los Angeles Lakers
12 New York Knicks 12 Sacramento Kings
13 Indiana Pacers 13 Portland Trail Blazers
14 Detroit Pistons 14 Oklahoma City Thunder
15 Orlando Magic 15 Houston Rockets

NBA Standings as of April 11th

Once the seeds are set in stone at season’s end, check back in with SBD to see how to complete NBA Playoff bracket and picks your winners all the way to the NBA Finals!