The Miami Heat have clinched the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed in the NBA Playoffs. The team’s whole playoff schedule may be found here.
The NBA Playoffs have begun, and 16 teams will compete for the title of NBA champion for the 2021-22 season. Of course, fans will be watching to see if the top seeds in each conference can make a deep run to the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat were the best team in the Eastern Conference at the end of the regular season.
The Miami Heat finished the 2021-22 season with a 53-29 record, two games better than the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers, who all had a 51-31 record. The Heat know what it takes to reach the finals, having done so in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla., in 2020.
To win their first Larry O’Brien Trophy since 2013, the Heat must advance past the first round. To play against: The Atlanta Hawks, who beat the Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in tournament, will be their opponents. They earned the No. 8 seed by beating the teams.
If you’re wondering when and where the Heat will play during the NBA Playoffs, we’ve got you covered.
The Heat’s playoff schedule is as follows:
Miami’s full first-round schedule against Atlanta is as follows:
- Game 1: vs. Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Apr. 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET on TNT
- Game 2: vs. Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Apr. 19 on NBA League Pass (start time TBD)
- Game 3: at Atlanta Hawks, Friday, Apr. 22 on ESPN (start time TBD)
- Game 4: at Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Apr. 24 on TNT (start time TBD)
- Game 5 (if necessary): Tuesday, Apr. 26 on NBA League Pass — in Miami
- Game 6 (if necessary): Thursday, Apr. 28 on NBA League Pass — in Atlanta
- Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, Apr. 30 on NBA League Pass — in Miami
This season, Miami and Atlanta have met four times, with the Heat winning three of those meetings. The Heat won both of their back-to-back meetings on Jan. 12 and 14, with the Heat winning both.
Atlanta’s lone victory over Miami came on Jan. 21, at home.
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