NBA Playoff Picture and Bracket 2022 Heading Into Finals

NBA Playoff Picture and Bracket 2022 Heading Into Finals


The NBA Finals are here, and it feels like a lifetime ago that the Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets were considered favorites to win the championship.

The Golden State Warriors' path to the NBA Finals hasn't been filled with too much adversity. They beat NBA MVP Nikola Jokic's Denver Nuggets in five games, just handled Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in five games and took six games to beat the Memphis Grizzlies.

Boston's 4-0 sweep of the Nets in the First Round clearly cemented them as an NBA Championship threat, but they haven't had much rest since then, needing seven games to take down both the Milwaukee Bucks (without Khris Middleton) in Round 2 and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Here's a look at how the full NBA Playoff bracket has played out this season. To view and/or print a full-sized version of the bracket, click here.

Western Conference

Round 1: Phoenix Suns def. New Orleans Pelicans (4-2)
Round 1: Dallas Mavericks def. Utah Jazz (4-2)
Round 1: Golden State Warriors def. Denver Nuggets (4-1)
Round 1: Memphis Grizzlies def. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-3)

Round 2: Dallas Mavericks def. Phoenix Suns (4-3)
Round 2: Golden State Warriors def. Memphis Grizzlies (4-2)

Western Conference Finals: Golden State Warriors def. Dallas Mavericks (4-1)

Eastern Conference

Round 1: Miami Heat def. Atlanta Hawks (4-1)
Round 1: Philadelphia 76ers def. Toronto Raptors (4-2)
Round 1: Milwaukee Bucks def. Chicago Bulls (4-1)
Round 1: Boston Celtics def. Brooklyn Nets (4-0)

Round 2: Miami Heat def. Philadelphia 76ers (4-2)
Round 2: Boston Celtics def. Milwaukee Bucks (4-3)

Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Celtics def. Miami Heat (4-3)

NBA Finals

NBA Finals: Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors

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