The conference finals are underway in the 2022 NBA playoffs. The Eastern Conference finals continue Thursday night, with the Miami Heat hosting the Boston Celtics in Game 2. Miami took the series opener on Tuesday behind 41 points from Jimmy Butler. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors own a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals after blowing out the Dallas Mavericks in Wednesday night’s Game 1. The Mavs will try to even the series on Friday.
The 2022 NBA Finals will not have either of the participants from last year. The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks were ousted by the Celtics in Game 7. Hours later, the Mavs crushed the Suns in Phoenix to eliminate the reining Western Conference champions. The Warriors and Heat, meanwhile, took care of their second-round competition (the Grizzlies and 76ers, respectively) in six games.
The full 2022 NBA playoff bracket and this week’s schedule can be found below. Every game on ESPN or ABC can be streamed via fuboTV (Try for free).
This week’s playoff schedule
(All times U.S./Eastern)
Thursday, May 19
Game 2: Heat vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/fubo TV)
Friday, May 20
Game 2: Warriors vs. Mavericks, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Saturday, May 21
Game 3: Heat vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC/fubo TV)
Sunday, May 22
Game 3: Warriors vs. Mavericks, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Monday, May 23
Game 4: Celtics vs. Heat, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC/fubo TV)
Tuesday, May 24
Game 4: Mavericks vs. Warriors, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Wednesday, May 25
*Game 5: Heat vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/fubo TV)
Thursday, May 26
*Game 5: Warriors vs. Mavericks, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)