NBA Playoffs

The 2022/23 NBA Playoffs concluded with the NBA Finals series won by the Denver Nuggets (Western Conference) who beat the Miami Heat 4-1 

The seasonal NBA Playoffs kick off around mid April each year and are contested by the top eight teams in each conference with the most wins fighting it out for the NBA Championship title.NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs teams are made up of the three division winners plus the next best NBA team from each conference based on their seasonal record. NBA Playoff seedings are based on each club’s record over the regular NBA season.

NBA Playoffs are contested in a tournament format with each team playing another in a best-of-seven series. NBA Playoff winners are the first club to post four wins against their allocated opponents, who are subsequently eliminated from the race to the Championship.

The last round of the NBA Playoffs is the NBA Finals. The NBA Finals are a separate best-of-seven series showdown between the two NBA Conference Champions decided throughout the basketball playoffs tournament.

  • Reigning NBA Champions: Denver Nuggets (2022-23 season)
  • Date: April – April, 2023
  • Format: Best-of-seven series tournament
  • Final Round: NBA Finals
  • Title: NBA Champions
  • Trophy: Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy
  • MVP: Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award

The 2022/23 NBA Playoffs ran from April (AEDT) with the 2023 Eastern Conference and 2023 Western Conference Finals leading into the 2023 NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat in June 2023 where the Denver Nuggets won the series 4-1.

The top eight teams from each conference faced off in a number of best-of-seven NBA Playoffs series during the First Round.

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NBA Playoffs Betting

All the regular basketball betting markets are open across the NBA Playoffs. Outright NBA odds are open months in advance of the Playoffs series and are determined by the NBA results across the season. Other popular NBA Playoffs betting markets include the Eastern Conference and Western Conference winners.
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2023 NBA Playoffs: NBA Finals

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat

Series Result: Denver Nuggets Win Series 4-1

GAME 1 Result: Miami Heat (93) lost to the Denver Nuggets (104)

  • Date: June 2nd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 93 – 104 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Miami Heat (111) defeated the Denver Nuggets (108)

  • Date: June 5th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 111 – 108 Nuggets
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1
  • Date: June 10th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Nuggets 108 – 95 Heat
  • Result: Denver leads series, 3–1

GAME 5: Miami Heat (89) lost to the Denver Nuggets (94)

  • Date: June 13th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Heat 89 – 94 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver wins series, 4–1

2023 NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(2) Boston Celtics v (8) Miami Heat 

Series Result: Miami Wins Series 4–3

GAME 1 Result: Miami Heat (123) defeated the Boston Celtics (116)

  • Date: May 18th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 123 – 116 Celtics
  • Result: Miami leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Miami Heat (111) defeated the Boston Celtics (105)

  • Date: May 20th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 111 – 105 Celtics
  • Result: Miami leads series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Boston Celtics (102) lost to the Miami Heat (128)

  • Date: May 22nd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Celtics 102 – 128 Heat
  • Result: Miami leads series, 3–0

GAME 4 Result: Boston Celtics (116) lost to the Miami Heat (99)

  • Date: May 24th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Celtics 116 – 99 Heat
  • Result: Miami leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Miami Heat (97) lost to the Boston Celtics (110)

  • Date: May 26th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Heat 97 – 110 Celtics
  • Result: Miami leads series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Boston Celtics (104) defeated the Miami Heat (103)

  • Date: May 28th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Celtics 104 – 103 Heat
  • Result: Series tied, 3–3

GAME 7 Result: Miami Heat (103) defeated the Boston Celtics (84)

  • Date: May 30th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 103 – 84 Celtcis
  • Result: Miami wins series, 4–3

Western Conference

(1) Denver Nuggets vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

Series Result: Denver Wins Series 4–0

GAME 1 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (126) lost to the Denver Nuggets (132)

  • Date: May 17th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Lakers 126 – 132 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (103) lost to the Denver Nuggets (108)

  • Date: May 19th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Lakers 103 – 108 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Denver Nuggets (119) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (108)

  • Date: May 21st, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Nuggets 119 – 108 Lakers
  • Result: Denver leads series, 3–0

GAME 4 Result: Denver Nuggets (113) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (111)

  • Date: May 23rd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Nuggets 113 – 111 Lakers
  • Result: Denver wins series, 4–0

2023 NBA Playoffs: Conference Semi-Finals

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals

Boston Celtics (2) v Philadelphia 76ers (3)

Series Result: Boston Wins Series 4–3

GAME 1 Result: Philadelphia 76ers (119) defeated the Boston Celtics (115)

  • Date: May 2nd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: 76ers 119 – 115 Celtics
  • ResultPhiladelphia leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Philadelphia 76ers (87) lost to the Boston Celtics (121)

  • Date: May 4th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: 76ers 87 – 121 Celtics
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: Boston Celtics (114) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (102)

  • Date: May 6th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Celtics 114 – 102 76ers
  • Result: Boston leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Boston Celtics (115) lost to the Philadelphia 76ers (116) in OT

  • Date: May 8th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: Celtics 115 – 116 76ers
  • Result: Series tied, 2–2

GAME 5 Result: Philadelphia 76ers (115) defeated the Boston Celtics (103)

  • Date: May 10th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: 76ers 115 – 103 Celtcis
  • Result: Philadelphia leads series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Boston Celtics (95) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (86)

  • Date: May 12th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Celtics 95 – 86 76ers
  • Result: Series tied, 3–3

GAME 7 Result: Philadelphia 76ers (88) lost to the Boston Celtics (112)

  • Date: May 15th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: 76ers 88 – 112 Celtics
  • Result: Boston wins series, 4–3

New York Knicks (5) v Miami Heat (8)

Series Result: Miami Wins Series 4–2

GAME 1 Result: Miami Heat (108) defeated the New York Knicks (101)

  • Date: May 1st, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 108 – 101 Knicks
  • Result: Miami leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Miami Heat (105) lost to the New York Knicks (111)

  • Date: May 3rd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • Winner: New York Knicks
  • Score: Heat 105 – 111 Knicks
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: New York Knicks (86) lost to the Miami Heat (105)

  • Date: May 7th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Knicks 86 – 105 Heat
  • Result: Miami leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: New York Knicks (101) lost to the Miami Heat (109)

  • Date: May 9th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Knicks 101 – 109 Heat
  • Result: Miami leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Miami Heat (103) lost to the New York Knicks (112)

  • Date: May 11th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • Winner: New York Knicks
  • Score: Heat 103 – 112 Knicks
  • Result: Miami leads series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: New York Knicks (92) lost to the Miami Heat (96)

  • Date: May 13th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Knicks 92 – 96 Heat
  • Result: Miami wins series, 4–2

Western Conference

Denver Nuggets (1) v Phoenix Suns (4)

Series Result: Denver Wins Series 4–2

GAME 1 Result: Phoenix Suns (107) lost to the Denver Nuggets (125)

  • Date: April 30th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Suns 107 – 125 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Phoenix Suns (87) lost to the Denver Nuggets (97)

  • Date: May 2nd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Suns 87 – 97 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Denver Nuggets (114) lost to the Phoenix Suns (121)

  • Date: May 6th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Winner: Phoenix Suns
  • Score: Nuggets 114 – 121 Suns
  • Result: Denver leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Denver Nuggets (124) lost to the Phoenix Suns (129)

  • Date: May 8th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Winner: Phoenix Suns
  • Score: Nuggets 124 – 129 Suns
  • Result: Series tied, 2–2

GAME 5 Result: Phoenix Suns (102) lost to the Denver Nuggets (118)

  • Date: May 10th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Suns 102 – 118 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Denver Nuggets (125) defeated the Phoenix Suns (100)

  • Date: May 12th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Winner: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Nuggets 125 – 100 Suns
  • Result: Denver wins series, 4–2

Golden State Warriors (6) v LA Lakers (7) 

Series Result: LA Lakers Win Series 4–2

GAME 1 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (117) defeated the Golden State Warriors (112)

  • Date: May 3rd, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Winner: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Lakers 117 – 112 Warriors
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (100) lost to the Golden State Warriors (127)

  • Date: May 5th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Winner: Golden State Warriors
  • Score: Lakers 100 – 127 Warriors
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: Golden State Warriors (97) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (127)

  • Date: May 7th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winner: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Warriors 97 – 127 Lakers
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Golden State Warriors (101) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (104)

  • Date: May 9th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winner: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Warriors 101 – 104 Lakers
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (106) lost to the Golden State Warriors (121)

  • Date: May 11th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Winner: Golden State Warriors
  • Score: Lakers 106 – 121 Warriors
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Golden State Warriors (101) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (122)

  • Date: May 13th, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winner: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Warriors 101 – 122 Lakers
  • Result: LA Lakers win series, 4–2

2023 NBA Playoffs: First Round Series Results

Eastern Conference

Milwaukee Bucks* (1) v Miami Heat* (8)

Series Result: Miami Heat Wins Series 3-1

GAME 1 Result: Miami Heat (130) defeated the Milwaukee Bucks (117)

  • Date: April 17, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Miami 130 – 117 Bucks
  • Result: Miami leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Miami Heat (122) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks (138)

  • Date: April 20, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee WI
  • Winner: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Score: Heat 122 – 138 Bucks
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: Milwaukee Bucks (99) lost to the Miami Heat (121)

  • Date: April 23, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Bucks 99 – 121 Heat
  • Result: Miami leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Milwaukee Bucks (114) lost to the Miami Heat (119)

  • Date: April 25, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Bucks 114 – 119 Heat
  • Result: Miami leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Miami Heat (128) defeated the Milwaukee Bucks (126) (OT)

  • Date: April 27, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee WI
  • Winner: Miami Heat
  • Score: Heat 128 – 126 Bucks
  • Result: Miami wins series, 4–1

Boston Celtics* (2) v Atlanta Hawks (7) 

Series Result: Boston Celtics Win Series 4-2

GAME 1 Result: Atlanta Hawks (99) lost to the Boston Celtics (112)

  • Date: April 16, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Hawks 99 – 112 Celtics
  • Result: Boston leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Atlanta Hawks (106) lost to the Boston Celtics (119)

  • Date: April 19, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Hawks 106 – 119 Celtics
  • Result: Boston leads series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Boston Celtics (122) lost to the Atlanta Hawks (130)

  • Date: April 22, 2023
  • Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Winner: Atlanta Hawks
  • Score: Celtics 122 – 130 Hawks
  • Result: Boston leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Boston Celtics (129) defeated the Atlanta Hawks (121)

  • Date: April 24, 2023
  • Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Celtics 129 – 121 Hawks
  • Result: Boston leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Atlanta Hawks (119) defeated the Boston Celtics (117)

  • Date: April 26, 2023
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Winner: Atlanta Hawks
  • Score: Hawks 119 – 117 Celtics
  • Result: Boston leads series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Boston Celtics (128) defeated the Atlanta Hawks (120)

  • Date: April 28, 2023
  • Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Winner: Boston Celtics
  • Score: Celtics 128 – 120 Hawks
  • Result: Boston wins series, 4–2

Philadelphia 76ers (3) v Brooklyn Nets (6) 

Series Result: Philadelphia 76ers Win Series 4-0

GAME 1 Result: Brooklyn Nets (101) lost to the Philadelphia 76ers (121)

  • Date: April 16, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: Nets 101 – 121 76ers
  • Result: Philadelphia leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Brooklyn Nets (84) lost to the Philadelphia 76ers (96)

  • Date: April 18, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: Nets 84 – 96 76ers
  • Result: Philadelphia leads series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Philadelphia 76ers (102) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (97)

  • Date: April 21, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: 76ers 102 – 97 Nets
  • Result: Philadelphia leads series, 3–0

GAME 4 Result: Philadelphia 76ers (96) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (88)

  • Date: April 23, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Score: 76ers 96 – 88 Nets
  • Result: Philadelphia wins series, 4–0

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) v New York Knicks (5)

Series Result: New York Knicks Wins Series 4-1

GAME 1 Result: New York Knicks (101) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers (97)

  • Date: April 16, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
  • Winners: New York Knicks
  • Score: Knicks 101 – 97 Cavaliers
  • Result: New York leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: New York Knicks (90) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers (107)

  • Date: April 19, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
  • Winners: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Score: Knicks 90 – 107 Cavaliers
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: Cleveland Cavaliers (79) lost to the New York Knicks (99)

  • Date: April 22, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • Winners: New York Knicks
  • Score: Cavaliers 79 – 99 Knicks
  • Result: New York leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Cleveland Cavaliers (93) lost to the New York Knicks (102)

  • Date: April 24, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • Winners: New York Knicks
  • Score: Cavaliers 93 – 102 Knicks
  • Result: New York leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: New York Knicks (106) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers (95)

  • Date: April 27, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
  • Winners: New York Knicks
  • Score: Knicks 106 – 95 Cavaliers
  • Result: New York wins series, 4–1

Western Conference

Denver Nuggets* (1) v Minnesota Timberwolves (8)

Series Result: Denver Nuggets Wins Series 4-1

GAME 1 Result: Minnesota Timberwolves (80) lost to the Denver Nuggets (109)

  • Date: April 17, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winners: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Timberwolves 80 – 109 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver lead series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Minnesota Timberwolves (113) lost to the Denver Nuggets (122)

  • Date: April 20, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winners: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Timberwolves 113 – 122 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver leads series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Denver Nuggets (120) defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves (111)

  • Date: April 22, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Winners: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Nuggets 120 – 111 Timberwolves
  • Result: Denver leads series, 3–0

GAME 4 Result: Denver Nuggets (108) lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves (114) (OT)

  • Date: April 24, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Winners: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Score: Nuggets 108 – 114 Timberwolves
  • Result: Denver leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Minnesota Timberwolves (109) lost to the Denver Nuggets (112)

  • Date: April 26, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Winners: Denver Nuggets
  • Score: Timberwolves 109 – 112 Nuggets
  • Result: Denver wins series, 4–1

Memphis Grizzlies* (2) v LA Lakers (7) 

Series Result: LA Lakers Wins Series 4-2

GAME 1 Results: Los Angeles Lakers (128) defeated the Memphis Grizzlies (112)

  • Date: April 17, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • Winners: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Lakers 128 – 112 Grizzlies
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (93) lost to the Memphis Grizzlies (103)

  • Date: April 20, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • Winners: Memphis Grizzlies
  • Score: Lakers 93 – 103 Grizzlies
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: Memphis Grizzlies (101) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (111)

  • Date: April 23, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winners: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Grizzlies 101 – 111 Lakers
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Memphis Grizzlies (111) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (117) (OT)

  • Date: April 25, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winners: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Grizzlies 111 – 117 Lakers
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Los Angeles Lakers (99) lost to the Memphis Grizzlies (116)

  • Date: April 27, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • Winners: Memphis Grizzlies
  • Score: Lakers 99 – 116 Grizzlies
  • Result: LA Lakers lead series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Memphis Grizzlies (85) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (125)

  • Date: April 29, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winners: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Score: Grizzlies 85 – 125 Lakers
  • Result: LA Lakers win series, 4–2

Sacramento Kings* (3) v Golden State Warriors (6) 

Series Result: Golden State Warriors Wins Series 4-3

GAME 1 Result: Golden State Warriors (123) lost to the Sacramento Kings (126)

  • Date: April 16, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Winners: Sacramento Kings
  • Score: Warriors 123 – 126 Kings
  • Result: Sacramento lead series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Golden State Warriors (106) lost to the Sacramento Kings (114)

  • Date: April 18, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Winners: Sacramento Kings
  • Score: Warriors 106 – 114 Kings
  • Result: Sacramento lead series, 2–0

GAME 3 Result: Sacramento Kings (97) lost to the Golden State Warriors (114)

  • Date: April 21, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Winners: Golden State Warriors
  • Score: Kings 97 – 114 Warriors
  • Result: Sacramento leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Sacramento Kings (125) lost to the Golden State Warriors (126)

  • Date: April 24, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Winners: Golden State Warriors
  • Score: Kings 125 – 126 Warriors
  • Result: Series tied, 2–2

GAME 5 Result: Golden State Warriors (123) defeated the Sacramento Kings (116)

  • Date: April 27, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Winners: Golden State Warriors
  • Score: Warriors 123 – 116 Kings
  • Result: Golden State leads series, 3–2

GAME 6 Result: Sacramento Kings (118) defeated the Golden State Warriors (99) 

  • Date: April 29, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Winners: Sacramento Kings
  • Score: Kings 118 – 99 Warriors
  • Result: Series tied, 3–3

GAME 7 Result: Golden State Warriors (120) defeated the Sacramento Kings (100)

  • Date: May 1, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Winners: Golden State Warriors
  • Score: Warriors 120 – 100 Kings
  • Result: Golden State wins series, 4–3

Phoenix Suns (4) v LA Clippers (5) 

Series Result: Phoenix Suns Wins Series 4-1

GAME 1 Results: Los Angeles Clippers (115) defeated the Phoenix Suns (110)

  • Date: April 17, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Winners: Los Angeles Clippers
  • Score: Clippers 115 – 110 Suns
  • Result: LA Clippers leads series, 1–0

GAME 2 Result: Los Angeles Clippers (109) lost to the Phoenix Suns (123)

  • Date: April 19, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Winners: Phoenix Suns
  • Score: Clippers 109 – 123 Suns
  • Result: Series tied, 1–1

GAME 3 Result: Phoenix Suns (129) defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (124)

  • Date: April 21, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winners: Phoenix Suns
  • Score: Suns 129 – 124 Clippers
  • Result: Phoenix leads series, 2–1

GAME 4 Result: Phoenix Suns (112) defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (100)

  • Date: April 23, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winners: Phoenix Suns
  • Score: Suns 112 – 100 Clippers
  • Result: Phoenix leads series, 3–1

GAME 5 Result: Los Angeles Clippers (130) lost to the Phoenix Suns (136)

  • Date: April 26, 2023 (Aust. time)
  • Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Winners: Phoenix Suns
  • Score: Clippers 130 – 136 Suns
  • Result: Phoenix wins series, 4–1

Notes:

  • * Division Leaders
  • Italic Team with home-court advantage

The NBA Playoffs First Round results decide the eight teams to progress onto the NBA Conference Semifinals.


NBA Playoffs System

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The NBA Playoffs bracket. Photo by NBA Explained.

First Round

  • 1st plays 8th
  • 2nd plays 7th
  • 3rd plays 6th
  • 4th plays 5th

In the opening round of the NBA playoffs the highest seeded teams get the advantage. The home-court advantage goes to the club with the best record out of the two, which isn’t always the top-seeded team in the match.

There are eight NBA Playoff series – made up of between four and seven games – played in the opening round, four in each Conference.

Conference Semi-Finals

Winners of the opening round’s series in each conference play the winners of the second best-of-seven series in the first semi-final NBA tournament. Game 2 winners from the first round play the game, four victors, in each Conference in the second set of semi-finals.

Conference Finals

Winners of the two first semi-final series in each Conference play the winners of the second two semi-final tournaments to make up two Conference Finals series in the NBA Playoffs each season.

NBA Finals

One best-of-seven NBA Championship series played between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference winners.