NBA playoffs 2022 – Complete second-round matchups, schedules and news:

The NBA postseason is here, and it’s shaping up to be a wide-open chase to the 2022 title.

The: Phoenix Suns: ran away with the league’s best regular-season record – eight games clear of the second-best: Memphis Grizzlies:. Devin Booker:, Chris Paul: and the reigning Western Conference champs are on a mission to redeem themselves after last season’s six-game Finals defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks:; they survived an injury to Booker to knock out the: New Orleans Pelicans: in the first round.

Plenty of West contenders still stand in the Suns’ way, including: Yes Morant: and the Grizzlies, Luka Doncic: and the: Dallas Mavericks: and the: Golden State Warriors:who are back in the playoffs for the first time since reaching the Finals in 2019.

In the East, the defending champion Bucks are the 3-seed in a log-jammed conference – the top-seeded Miami Heat:, Boston Celtics:Bucks and: Philadelphia 76ers: were separated by just two games in the final regular-season standings and all advanced to the second round.

Here’s all the info you need for each conference semifinals matchup, including game recaps, news and series-by-series analysis.

All times Eastern.

MORE: Complete first-round results:

EASTERN CONFERENCE:


Game 1: 76ers at Heat, Monday, 7:30 pm (TNT)
Game 2: 76ers at Heat, Wednesday, 7:30 pm (TNT)
Game 3: Heat at 76ers, Friday, 7 pm (ESPN)
Game 4: Heat at 76ers, Sunday, May 8, 8 pm (TNT)
Game 5 *: 76ers at Heat, Tuesday, May 10, TBD (TNT)
Game 6 *: Heat at 76ers, Thursday, May 12, TBD (ESPN)
Game 7 *: 76ers at Heat, Sunday, May 15, TBD:
* If necessary:

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0:28:

Danilo Gallinari is forced to throw a bad pass and Bam Adebayo comes up with the steal to seal the Heat’s win vs. the Hawks in Game 5.


Game 1: Bucks at Celtics, Sunday, 1 pm (ABC)
Game 2: Bucks at Celtics, Tuesday, 7 pm (TNT)
Game 3: Celtics at Bucks, Saturday, May 7, 3:30 pm (ABC)
Game 4: Celtics at Bucks, Monday, May 9, 7:30 pm (TNT)
Game 5 *: Bucks at Celtics, Wednesday, May 11, TBD (TNT)
Game 6 *: Celtics at Bucks, Friday, May 13, TBD (ESPN)
Game 7 *: Bucks at Celtics, Sunday, May 15, TBD:
* If necessary:

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0:43:

Monica McNutt discusses what to expect in the upcoming Eastern Conference semifinals matchup between the Bucks and Celtics.

WESTERN CONFERENCE:


Game 1: Mavericks at Suns, Monday, 10 pm (TNT)
Game 2: Mavericks at Suns, Wednesday, 10 pm (TNT)
Game 3: Suns at Mavericks, Friday, 9:30 pm (ESPN)
Game 4: Suns at Mavericks, Sunday, May 8, 3:30 pm (ESPN)
Game 5 *: Mavericks at Suns, Tuesday, May 10, TBD (TNT)
Game 6 *: Suns at Mavericks, Thursday, May 12, TBD (ESPN)
Game 7 *: Mavericks at Suns, Sunday, May 15, TBD:
* If necessary:

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2:05:

Chris Paul goes a perfect 14-for-14 from the field as the Suns defeat the Pelicans 115-109 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.


Game 1:: Warriors at Grizzlies, Sunday, 3:30 pm (ABC)
Game 2:: Warriors at Grizzlies, Tuesday, 9:30 pm (TNT)
Game 3:: Grizzlies at Warriors, Saturday, May 7, 8:30 pm (ABC)
Game 4:: Grizzlies at Warriors, Monday, May 9, 10 pm (TNT)
Game 5:*: Warriors at Grizzlies, Wednesday, May 11, TBD (TNT)
Game 6:*: Grizzlies at Warriors, Friday, May 13, TBD (ESPN)
Game 7:*: Warriors at Grizzlies, Monday, May 16, TBD (TNT)
* If necessary:

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0:21:

Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks celebrate the Grizzlies’ victory over the Timberwolves by doing the Griddy on the logo in Minnesota.

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