NBA is set to return to action with a 22 team seeded format and all teams will be playing out of Orlando Florida.
- Start Date: Thursday, July 30
- End Date: Friday, Aug. 14
- Total Games: 88
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Venues: Wide World of Sports Complex
How this will work is that all teams will travel to Florida and each will each play eight seeding games before the NBA Playoffs are set.
The 22 clubs consist of the 16 teams in current playoff positions, eight from the Eastern and Western Conferences. The remaining six teams are currently six games or fewer behind the eighth seed in each conference.
The NBA has also added what appears to be a Bubble team!
NBA has added will be a possible play-in tournament for the 8th seed in each conference. If a 9th seeded team is within four games of the 8th seed, then those teams will square off in a head-to-head matchup for the 8th seed.
The 9th seeded team must defeat the 8th seed twice in order to claim the playoff berth while the 8th seed only needs one victory to advance to the NBA Playoffs.
2020 NBA Playoffs
Schedules & Start Dates
- Play-In Games: Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16
- First Round: Monday, Aug. 17
- Conference Semifinals: Monday, Aug. 31
- Conference Finals: Tuesday, Sept. 15
- NBA Finals: Wednesday, Sept. 30
The NBA announced that the last possible date for Game 7 of the NBA Finals would take place on Tuesday, Oct. 13