Miami Heat Second Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Next Opponent, Game Times and Dates for East Semifinal Series)

Miami Heat second-round schedule, including times, dates, TV channel and opponent for the 2023 NBA Playoffs semifinal series.
Miami Heat second-round schedule, including times, dates, TV channel and opponent for the 2023 NBA Playoffs semifinal series. / Associated Press

The Miami Heat have officially advanced to the second round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in their opening series. Now, the NBA will see the revival of one of its most hotly contested rivalries after the No. 5 seed New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Here's everything you need to know about the Heat upcoming second round series.

When Do the Heat Play Next in the NBA Playoffs?

The Heat only have a few days off before their next game. The conference semifinal round of the 2023 playoffs is slated to start on April 29. Still, Miami won't be playing until Sunday, April 30 when they travel to New York to play the No. 5 seed Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Who Will the Heat Play in Round 2 of the Playoffs?

As the 8-seed, the Heat will play the 5-seed Knicks in the second round of the playoffs. New York just defeated the 4-seed Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to advance to the second round.

Miami's second-round matchup will be a typical best-of-seven series that follows the 2-2-1-1-1 format. That means the better seed (the Knicks) will host Games 1 and 2, plus Games 5 and 7 if those are necessary. The worse seed (the Heat) hosts Games 3 and 4, plus Game 6 if that is necessary.

If the Heat beat the Knicks to advance, they would then head to the Eastern Conference Finals with an NBA Finals berth on the line.

Heat Second Round Playoff Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook already has odds up on the Heat-Knicks second-round playoff series. New York has opened as slight favorites to win the series at -142 odds, while Miami is listed as a +120 underdog.

The series is also expected to go the distance, with the most likely outcome being a seven-game series according to the odds (+180).

Heat Second Round Playoffs Schedule 2023

The Heat' second-round playoff schedule is partially set. We'll update this space as soon as times are available for Miami's second-round matchup.




TV Channel


Sunday, April 30

Madison Square Garden



Tuesday, May 2

Madison Square Garden



Saturday, May 6

FTX Arena



Monday, May 8

FTX Arena


5* (If necessary)

Wednesday, May 10

Madison Square Garden


6* (If necessary)

Friday, May 12

FTX Arena


7* (If necessary)

Monday, May 15

Madison Square Garden


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