NBA Playoffs 2024: Play-In Tournament Sets Stage for Intense Battles and Road to Championship

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The 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament, scheduled from April 16-19, sets the stage for thrilling matchups in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. In the East, the Philadelphia 76ers secure the No. 7 seed after edging out the Miami Heat, while the Chicago Bulls advance by defeating the Atlanta Hawks.

This sets up a showdown between the Bulls and the Heat to determine the final seed in the East.

Out West, the Los Angeles Lakers secure the No. 7 seed with a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, while the Sacramento Kings eliminate the Golden State Warriors to earn their spot in the play-in game against the Pelicans. The winner between the Kings and the Pelicans will clinch the final seed in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans

Following the Play-In Tournament, the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs Presented by Google Pixel commences on April 20. The matchups are set, with teams gearing up for intense battles to advance further in the postseason.

In the Eastern Conference, top-seeded teams like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers face off against lower-seeded opponents, each aiming to secure their spot in the conference semifinals.

Meanwhile, in the Western Conference, teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and LA Clippers brace themselves for tough matchups against their respective opponents, with hopes of advancing to the next round of the playoffs.

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The No.1 Seed Boston Celtics

The excitement continues with the Conference Semifinals and Conference Finals, presented by Google Pixel, offering thrilling matchups as teams vie for a chance to compete in the NBA Finals.

Finally, the pinnacle of the NBA season arrives with the 2024 NBA Finals, slated to begin on June 6, exclusively broadcast by ABC. As the journey through the playoffs unfolds, basketball fans worldwide eagerly anticipate the crowning of the next NBA champion.


By Robert Jackson

An avid football fan (A red). And an Otaku by the definition of the word.

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