2024 NBA Playoffs All You Need To Know: When & Where To Watch In India, Betting Odds, Fixtures & More!

The NBA Playoffs is one of the most intense and exciting sporting events in the annual calendar. 24 teams cross the threshold of the regular season with 16 teams having booked a spot in the playoff bracket and eight teams having to play a play-in tournament to ensure the remaining four spots. Here is all you need to know about the 2024 NBA Playoffs
Lebron James during the Lakers win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the Play-In

Lebron James during the Lakers win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the Play-In

Photo : AP Photos
The NBA Playoffs is one of the most intense and exciting sporting events in the annual calendar. 24 teams cross the threshold of the regular season with 16 teams having booked a spot in the playoff bracket and eight teams having to play a play-in tournament to ensure the remaining four spots. Here is all you need to know about the 2024 NBA Playoffs
Eastern Conference
No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. Chicago or Miami, series starting Sunday
No. 2 New York Knicks vs. No. 7 Philadelphia 76ers, series starting Saturday
No. 3 Milwaukee vs. No. 6 Indiana Pacers, series starting Sunday
No. 4 Cleveland vs. No. 5 Orlando Magic, series starting Saturday
Play-In
No 8 Miami Heat vs No 9 Chicago Bulls - Saturday, February 20 at 4:30 AM
(The winner of this matchup will face the Boston Celtics in the first round.)
The Philadelphia 76ers made a late rally to come back from a poor first half to win their play-in game against last year’s NBA finalists, Miami Heat. What is even more concerning for the Heat is that their star player, Jimmy Butler who is also known as Playoff Jimmy because of his ability to come alive in the postseason has injured A ligament in his knee and is out for the rest of the season which may finish as early as friday Night.
The Chicago Bulls on the other hand defeated the Atlanta Hawks to put their season to an end on the back of a monstrous performance by Coby White who scored 42 points, provided 9 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds on the night.
Western Conference
No. 1 Oklahoma City vs. Sacramento or New Orleans, series starting Sunday
No. 2 Denver vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers, series starting Saturday
No. 3 Minnesota vs. No. 6 Phoenix, series starting Saturday
No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Dallas, series starting Sunday
Play-In
No 7 New Orleans Pelicans Vs No 8 Sacramento Kings - Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 AM
(The winner of this matchup will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.)
The Los Angeles Lakers booked their spot to take on their ghosts from last playoffs past as they will be traveling to Denver to face the defending champion the Denver Nuggets after beating the New Orleans Pelicans in the play-in. The Sacramento Kings on the other hand handed Steph Curry and Co A crushing defeat knocking them out of this year’s competition.
BETTING GUIDE
Boston has home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs and currently is the favorite to win the championship, according to BetMGM. The Celtics are listed at +180, ahead of defending champion Denver (+300). Next up: the Clippers (+1300), followed by Milwaukee and Philadelphia (both +1400), and Oklahoma City and Dallas (both +1600).
STAT OF THE DAY
With Atlanta losing at Chicago on Wednesday, the Lakers now have the best all-time record in play-in games at 3-0. The Hawks are 3-1.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“He did all right. He can do a little bit better."
Said A clearly joking-around DeMar DeRozan, after his Chicago teammate Coby White scored 42 points to lead the Bulls past Atlanta on Wednesday.
Where will the NBA Playoffs be broadcasted live in India?
Fans can watch selected NBA Playoff games on Sports 18, the games which will be broadcasted on Sports 18 are shown in the schedule on the NBA App.
Where will the NBA Playoffs be live streamed in India?
All NBA games are live streamed on the NBA App with a league pass subscription. Fans can watch selected NBA Playoff games on Jio Cinema, the games which will be broadcasted on Jio Cinema are shown in the schedule on the NBA App.
(This Article has been curated with AP Inputs)
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