NBA Conference Finals Schedule: Full List of Games & Results

The 2024 NBA conference finals matchups are set. Here's the schedule for all the games.
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With the Minnesota' Timberwolves' epic comeback victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 7, the 2024 NBA conference finals matchups are set. The Timberwolves will face off against the Dallas Mavericks, who dispatched the No. 1 seed Oklahoma City Thunder in six games, for a seat in the NBA Finals. In the other conference, the Boston Celtics will take on the Indiana Pacers, who pulled off their own big Game 7 win at Madison Square Garden to advance.

It is an intriguing set of matchups ripe with narratives and storylines that should, above all, provide some tremendous basketball. Now that everything is set, we know the full television schedule for the conference finals, extending into June where the NBA Finals await.

It is going to be a lot of fun. Below you'll find the full schedule for Celtics-Pacers and Mavericks-Timberwolves over the next few weeks.

NBA Conference Finals Schedule

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston Celtics def. (6) Indiana Pacers in 4 games

GAME

MATCHUP

DATE/TIME

CHANNEL

RESULT

Game 1

Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics

Tuesday, May 21, 8 p.m. ET

ESPN, ESPN2

Celtics: 133, Pacers: 128

Game 2

Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics

Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m. ET

ESPN

Celtics: 126, Pacers: 110

Game 3

Boston Celtics @ Indiana Pacers

Saturday, May 25, 8:30 p.m. ET

ABC

Celtics: 114, Pacers: 111

Game 4

Boston Celtics @ Indiana Pacers

Monday, May 27, 8 p.m. ET

ESPN

Celtics 105, Pacers 102

Western Conference

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks

GAME

MATCHUP

DATE/TIME

CHANNEL

RESULT

Game 1

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. ET

TNT

Mavericks 108, Timberwolves 105

Game 2

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Friday, May 24, 8:30 p.m. ET

TNT

Mavericks 109, Timberwolves 108

Game 3

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

Sunday, May 26, 8 p.m. ET

TNT

Mavericks 116, Timberwolves 107

Game 4

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

Tuesday, May 28, 8:30 p.m. ET

TNT

Timberwolves 105, Mavericks 100

Game 5 (if necessary)

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Thursday, May 30, 8:30 p.m. ET

TNT

TBD

Game 6 (if necessary)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

Saturday, June 1, 8:30 p.m. ET

TNT

TBD

Game 7 (if necessary)

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Monday, June 3, 8:30 p.m. ET

TNT

TBD

Now there's no way you'll miss a game. Hopefully it'll be an exciting series of matchups leading into the Finals. Speaking of...

When Do the NBA Finals Start?

The eternal question. The Finals are what the whole season is all about. Fans all over the country suffer through garbage time in late February so that the pay-off when June comes is as high as possible. So when do things kick off?

The NBA Finals begin on Thursday, June 6. The series will run as late as Sunday, June 23 if a Game 7 is required. The Finals could be over as soon as Friday, June 14.

Unlike in previous rounds, the Finals have a hard start date that will not be changed if both teams advance earlier than expected. So this schedule is set in stone.

NBA Playoffs Results

Before we look forward, we must look back. Here are the results of every series that has occurred this NBA postseason.

Eastern Conference

First Round

(1) Boston Celtics def. (8) Miami Heat in 5 games

(2) New York Knicks def. (7) Philadelphia 76ers in 6 games

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers def. (5) Orlando Magic in 7 games

(6) Indiana Pacers def. (3) Milwaukee Bucks in 6 games

Second Round

(1) Boston Celtics def. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 games

(6) Indiana Pacers def. (2) New York Knicks in 7 games

Western Conference

First Round

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder def. (8) New Orleans Pelicans in 4 games

(2) Denver Nuggets def. (7) Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves def. (6) Phoenix Suns in 4 games

(5) Dallas Mavericks def. (4) Los Angeles Clippers in 6 games

Second Round

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves def. (2) Denver Nuggets in 7 games

(5) Dallas Mavericks def. (1) Oklahoma City Thunder in 6 games

And that's everything you need to know about the NBA playoffs going forward. Enjoy!


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