April 15: browse this site First round of NBA Playoffs begin UPDATE: Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer revealed the schedule for the series, with the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors being moved up to start on Saturday, April 27. The other times below remain tentative with the rest of the schedule not posted yet. It is possible to watch the NBA Playoffs and Finals through streaming with a subscription to NBA League Pass, the official league service. Alternatively, the second part of the NBA season is also available on ESPN and TNT. Only 16 teams make the traditional NBA Playoffs. However, 20 teams qualify for postseason consideration. Find NBA tickets for your favorite NBA team right here on Ticketmaster. Known NBA Playoffs Schedule This is the fourth time in franchise history that the Grizzlies have made it to the Western Conference Semifinals, and the time in seven years. Since a trip in 2015 to play the Warriors.