Hornets Playoff Schedule 2022: Games, Opponent, TV Channel & Times for Charlotte in Play-In Tournament (Updated)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Charlotte Hornets playoff schedule: Opponent, games, dates, times & TV channel for NBA Playoffs first round 2022.
Charlotte Hornets playoff schedule: Opponent, games, dates, times & TV channel for NBA Playoffs first round 2022. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A successful season for the Charlotte Hornets has helped put them in position to qualify for the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The Hornets will need to advance through the NBA Play-In Tournament, though, to officially secure their place in the first round of the postseason.

Hornets Playoff Schedule

Here's everything you need to know about Charlotte's playoff schedule during the 2022 NBA postseason.

Are the Hornets in the Playoffs?

No, the Hornets are not officially in the NBA Playoffs yet. They have clinched a berth in the NBA Play-In Tournament, which means they'll need to fight for the chance to make the first round.

They will be joined by three other squads in the play-in tournament -- the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks -- and only two teams of out of the four participants will make the playoffs.

What Seed Are the Hornets

Charlotte is the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament. They will face the 9th seed Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of the play-in tournament. If they win in that game, they would then play the loser of the 7th seed vs 8th seed matchup. The winner of that final game would then be the official 8th seed in the first round of the playoffs.

Who Will the Charlotte Hornets Play in the Playoffs?

The Hornets will need to play at least two play-in games to determine their first round round. If they win the first play-in game as the 10th seed, they'll then face the loser of the 7th vs 8th seed matchup for the final spot in the first round. That second game will determine who is advancing as the 8th seed in the first round, and who is going home.

If the Hornets claim the 8th seed, they'd face the 1-seed Miami Heat in the first round.

Are the Hornets Out of Playoffs?

The NBA Playoffs have not started yet. The NBA Play-In Tournament is set to take place April 12-15 ahead of the start of the first round on April 16. Charlotte needs to secure a spot in the playoffs by advancing through the play-in tourney.

Charlotte Hornets Playoffs Schedule 2022

The Hornets will play the Hawks on April 13 at 7 p.m. ET in their first game of the NBA Play-In Tournament.

Hornets Playoff Dates

Did the Charlotte Hornets Make the Playoffs?

It remains to be seen if the Hornets clinch an official spot in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. They'll need to win two games in the play-in tournament to advance.

Hornets Play-In Game

Charlotte has to go through the NBA Play-In Tournament to qualify for the NBA Playoffs. As the 10th seed, the Hornets will face the 9-seed in their first play-in game. If the Hornets win the 9 vs 10 matchup, they'd face the loser of the 7 vs 8 matchup.

The winner of that final game would become the new 8th seed and play the 1-seed in the first round of the playoffs.

Hornets Championship Odds

The Hornets are +24000 in NBA championship odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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