The top 8 teams of the Eastern Conference and the top 8 teams of the Western Conference will compete in a best of 7 series until the last 2 teams in each conference are left to battle for the conference finals. The two conference finals winners will now compete for the NBA finals.
The team with the most number of wins in the regular season gains the home court advantage over the opposing team.
In bracketing, the first seed battles the 8th seed; the 2nd seed battles the 7th seed; the 3rd seed battles the 6th seed and also goes with the 4th and 5th seed.
The winners will advance to the 2nd round then the finals.
The 2012 NBA Playoffs began on April 28.
The 2009 NBA Playoffs started on Saturday, April 18.
No, the Philadelphia 76ers did not make the NBA Playoffs in the 1987-1988 NBA Season.
The Houston Rockets won the 1995 NBA playoffs. They beat the Orlando Magic four games to none in the NBA Finals.
The NBA playoffs begins April 16 and ends May 30. The playoffs start and end on the same day each year.
The Playoffs didn't start until 1947
You can watch NBA playoffs live online by getting an NBA league pass from the NBA website. It costs $69.99 per season and you will need to create an account.