2022-23 NBA Play-In Schedule is Officially Set
Heat will play Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT Tuesday
After 82 regular season games, the NBA play-in schedule for the 2022-23 season has officially been set.
In a rematch of last year’s first-round bout, the Miami Heat will play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT inside Kaseya Center. The winner officially locks up the No. 7 seed and plays the No. 2-seeded Boston Celtics in the opening round on April 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The loser of Heat-Hawks will play the winner between the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Here is the full schedule:
Heading into Sunday, there were plenty of questions surrounding the No. 5 through 9 seeds in the Western Conference. By virtue of their victories Sunday, the Clippers and Warriors earned the final non-play-in spots in the Western Conference, respectively.
As a result, the Lakers’ 11-point victory over the Utah Jazz rewarded them with the No. 7 seed, while the Minnesota Timberwolves earned the No. 8 seed with their win over the New Orleans Pelicans, who got pushed to the No. 9 seed.
The top 10 in the East were already decided heading into Sunday. Miami finished 2022-23 at 44-38, and nothing was better on Sunday than watching Udonis Haslem capping off his remarkable 20-year career with 24 points and a career-high three 3-pointer in his farewell contest.
Here are the official times for Game 1 of the first-round matchups, which begin on April 15.
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