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As the basketball season winds down, the excitement heats up as another NBA Playoff season kicks off in the battle to win the national championship.

This year, watch as the regular season ends on April 14 followed by the NBA playoffs beginning thereafter, wrapping up in June with the championship final.

Wild card teams are tentatively set for April 15 - 18 followed by the playoffs on the 19th. Thereafter, the semifinals are scheduled from April 29 - 30, with the conference finals in May.

When available, check out the complete NBA playoffs TV schedule for the Play-In games, the Playoffs, FInals and Championship game plus keep it here as we fill in the blanks with complete game matchups, dates and times.

2024 NBA Playoffs TV schedule

nba tv scheduleESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and NBA TV are the traditonal TV stations to watch in primetime on weeknights, while ABC airs select games on the weekend.

Games will also be livestreamed via WatchESPN and WatchTNT.

The NBA conference finals lead up to the ultimate showdown between the two top teams from each conference, followed by the big finale Championship Game 7 tentatively set to air on ABC on June 18.

Meanwhile, keep it here for 2024 NBA Playoff dates, times and TV channels as they are announced:

April 15-18: Wild Card Play-In Tournament begins

April 19: NBA playoffs begin

April 29-30: NBA Conference Semifinals begin

May 14-15: NBA Conference Finals begin

June 1: Game 1 NBA Finals 2024

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2023 NBA playoffs rewind

DID YOU KNOW? NBA playoffs trivia & fun facts

1969: the Lakers, deflated.

• In 1969, Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke though it was fate. He was so confident of the Lakers' win over the Celtics that he had the LA Forum rafters filled with thousands of balloons with "World Champion Lakers" printed on them to celebrate when they won. They didn't.

• Michael Jordan’s jump shot against Utah’s Byron Russell in Game 6 at the 1998 finals gave Chicago a razor thin 87-86 victory, and the championship. It was Jordan's last NBA finals of his career

• The Golden State Warriors were heavily favored to repeat as NBA champs in 2016, but they ultimately lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James. It was the first NBA title for the Cavs, and the first for LeBron James.

• The Unlucky 13 teams which still haven't won a championship? They include the Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the New Orleans Pelicans.

NBA playoffs & finals around the Web:

Around the Web, get complete reports on stats, scores, and who was in and who was out of the running leading up to the finals championship.

NBA Playoffs - SB Nation
- Check out the complete TV schedule, the latest scores, stats, breaking news and photos.

Slam! Sports - Basketball - Want to know the latest scores? Also check out daily stats on assists, blocks, points, steals, blocks and rebounds.

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