Sport When do NBA playoffs start? Schedule leading up to 2018 NBA Finals

07:00  07 april  2018
07:00  07 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

NBA 2K League reveals schedule, season structure

  NBA 2K League reveals schedule, season structure The NBA 2K League will begin play with a tournament on May 1st and the regular season May 11th.While the players are being paid a salary and receiving benefits under their six-month contracts they'll also have the opportunity to win more money over the course of the season. Three different tournaments will be held with prize pools of either $100,000 or $150,000. The eventual winner of the NBA 2K League Championship will receive $300,000 split between the six team members with another $300,000 distributed to participants from the other seven playoff teams. In total, $1 million is being handed out for this season of the NBA 2K League.

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Rosters for the playoffs will be set the previous afternoon. The conference semifinals will start on May 1, with the conference finals most likely starting May 16, though the league has the option to move up that start date to May 14 or 15. The NBA Finals will begin on June 1.

The end of the 2017-18 NBA regular season has become a sprint to the finish line.

Seven Western Conference teams are fighting for five available playoff spots. The Eastern Conference playoff field is set, but the seedings have yet to be finalized after the Raptors and Celtics at the top. So, who makes the final cut?

Below are the latest NBA standings, along with odds, projections and everything else there is to know as the 2017-18 season nears its end.

When do the 2018 NBA playoffs start?

The regular season ends Wednesday with a full slate of 12 games, including key matchups with playoff implications like Nuggets vs. Timberwolves and Spurs vs. Pelicans. Playoff rosters must be set by Friday at 3 p.m. ET. The first round of the NBA playoffs begins the next day.

NBA 2K League reveals schedule, season structure

  NBA 2K League reveals schedule, season structure The NBA 2K League will begin play with a tournament on May 1st and the regular season May 11th.While the players are being paid a salary and receiving benefits under their six-month contracts they'll also have the opportunity to win more money over the course of the season. Three different tournaments will be held with prize pools of either $100,000 or $150,000. The eventual winner of the NBA 2K League Championship will receive $300,000 split between the six team members with another $300,000 distributed to participants from the other seven playoff teams. In total, $1 million is being handed out for this season of the NBA 2K League.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more on the complete NBA Playoff schedule including team match-ups, dates, and TV times as we fill in the blanks on our NBA Playoff bracket, leading up to the final 2018 NBA Championship in June. also see -> NBA playoff party ideas.

When do the 2018 NBA playoffs start ? The NBA playoffs start Saturday April 14 three days after the end of the regular season. All first games of the 8 first round matchups will be played either April 14 or 15.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for May 31 with a Game 7 on June 17 if necessary.

NBA standings, seeding scenarios

Head here for an updated look at the playoff picture.

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NBA playoff odds, predictions

Head here for updated postseason odds from AccuScore.

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