The 2021-22 NBA Finals are set to begin on Thursday, June 2 between the winner of the Western Conference finals and Eastern Conference finals.
The Golden State Warriors have a 3-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks with Game 4 scheduled for Tuesday, May 24. The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are tied 2-2 in the East with Game 5 set for Wednesday, May 25.
Full Western and Eastern Conference finals schedules, along with the NBA Finals schedule, are below.
When are the 2021-22 NBA playoffs?
The NBA postseason began with first-round series on Saturday, April 16. The conference finals begin on May 17-18. The NBA Finals begin June 2.
Below are the matchups and schedules.
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Eastern Conference finals schedule
Game 1: Heat 118, Celtics 107
Game 2: Celtics 127, Heat 102
Game 3: Heat 109, Celtics 103
Game 4: Celtics 102, Heat 82 (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Celtics at Heat, May 25, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 6: Heat at Celtics, May 27, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 7: Celtics at Heat, May 29, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)*
Western Conference finals schedule
Game 1: Warriors 112, Mavericks 87
Game 2: Warriors 126, Mavericks 117
Game 3: Warriors 109, Mavericks 100 (Warriors lead 3-0)
Game 4: Warriors at Mavericks, May 24, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 5: Mavericks at Warriors, May 26, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)*
Game 6: Warriors at Mavericks, May 28, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)*
Game 7: Mavericks at Warriors, May 30, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)*
NBA Finals schedule
Game 1: Thursday, June 2
Game 2: Sunday, June 5
Game 3: Wednesday, June 8
Game 4: Friday, June 10
Game 5: Monday, June 13*
Game 6: Thursday, June 16*
Game 7: Sunday, June 19*
Which teams made the 2021-22 NBA postseason?
The top six seeds in each conference were determined at the conclusion of the regular season. The final two seeds are determined through the play-in tournament. Here are the seeds for each conference.
Eastern Conference: 1. Miami Heat, 2. Boston Celtics, 3. Milwaukee Bucks, 4. Philadelphia 76ers, 5. Toronto Raptors, 6. Chicago Bulls, 7. Brooklyn Nets, 8. Atlanta Hawks
Western Conference: 1. Phoenix Suns, 2. Memphis Grizzlies, 3. Golden State Warriors, 4. Dallas Mavericks, 5. Utah Jazz, 6. Denver Nuggets, 7. Minnesota Timberwolves, 8. New Orleans Pelicans
When are the 2021-22 Eastern and Western Conference finals?
The conference finals are scheduled to start May 17-18 and will alternate days.
When is the 2021-22 NBA Finals?
The 2021-22 NBA Finals will be held June 2-19.
Who won the 2020-21 NBA championship?
The Milwaukee Bucks are the defending NBA champion after defeating the Phoenix Suns in six games. It was the Bucks' second title in franchise history. Milwaukee is the third seed in the Eastern Conference in this season's playoffs.
Who is the favorite to win the 2021-22 NBA championship?
Per BetMGM, the betting favorite to win the 2021-22 NBA championship is Golden State at +110 followed by the Celtics (+200), Heat (+450) and Mavericks (+1000), as of May 19.