How many of the NBA’s top players have ever played a game for a playoff team?
There is not a lot of competition for the title of best player in the NBA, which is why the best teams in the league have been able to pull off this unprecedented feat.
However, that does not mean it is not important to understand the context of the current NBA playoffs.
What exactly is the playoff format and how do teams stack up?
The first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals are played at 7 p.m.
ET on TNT, followed by the Western Conference finals at 8 p..m., the final three games of which are at 7:30 p.t.
The Eastern Conference Finals are scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m.; the Western Finals at 7 a..d.; and the conference finals at 7 and 8 a.d.
In the East, the top seeds are Cleveland, Washington, Boston, Brooklyn and Atlanta, while the bottom seeds are the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
In terms of home-court advantage, there are six teams that will play in the conference semifinals and two that will not: Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland.
All of the other four teams have home-courts that are much closer to their respective playoff spots.
In fact, there have been four different teams to advance from the conference Finals in the last 15 years, with the most recent being the Los Angeles Rams in 2015.
The Western Conference has the most number of home games of any conference, with 14 (and counting).
The Eastern Conference has just two.
The only teams that have home games that are more than twice as close as the conference standings are the Los Angels Clippers (3 games) and the San Antonio Spurs (3).
In the Eastern conference, the Clippers are the only team that has home games in a 4-team conference.
In the Western conference, it is the Lakers (2).
The West has a total of seven teams that are guaranteed a spot in the first round, while three are in danger of being eliminated.
Los Angeles, which has home-games against the Cavaliers, Celtics and Nets, has the easiest path to the first three seeds.
The Celtics are the second-easiest to reach in the West and have a game in hand over the Clippers.
The Rockets are the toughest out of the West to reach the first two seeds.
The NBA playoff schedule has been announced for February 1, 2019.
It will be the first time the playoffs will be played in February since the 1995 NBA Finals, which was played in November.
The schedule is as follows:Tuesday night, April 20: Denver at Oklahoma City, 9:30 ET TNT (2:30 PM ET)Thursday night, May 2: Memphis at Denver, 8:30 PT TNT (10:30 A.M. ET)Tuesday night: Brooklyn at Washington, 8 ET TNTTuesday night : Houston at New Orleans, 7:00 PT TNTWednesday night, June 2: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 ET TNTThursday night: Houston at Portland, 7 PT TNTFriday night, July 4: Los Angeles at Portland (2 p.s.), 7:15 ET TNTSaturday night, August 6: Utah at Denver (3 p.p.), 7 ET NBCSN (7:30 P.M.)
Sunday night, September 3: Memphis vs. Detroit, 7 p ET TNTSunday night: Utah vs. Charlotte, 7 P.m ET (4:30-5 p.ms.)
Monday night, October 3: Losers’ Round 2 (3:30 and 4 p.c.), 7 p MT ESPNMonday night: Loser’s Round 3 (3 and 4:30), 7 p PT ESPNMonday Night: LosER’s Round 4 (3, 4, 5, 6 p.a.), 8 p MT TNT (6 p.pm)Tuesday evening: Denver vs. Boston, 10 p MT NBA NetworkWednesday night: Denver @ Cleveland, 10:30 MT NBA NETWORKFriday night: Portland @ Houston, 11 p MT ABCSNSunday night : Oklahoma City vs. Sacramento, 7 PM MT TNTMonday night : Portland vs. Brooklyn, 7, 9, 10, 12:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm, 7 & 8:15 p.M., 7:25, 7.5, 8 p, 7-9:30pm, 7/12 & 7/13, 7pm, 8-9 p.n., 8-11 p.e., 9:00-11:30p.m, 8, 10-11, 12-1 p.d., 7-8 p.l., 8:00 p.y., 7.3, 8.1, 8/30, 8 & 9:45-11/7, 10pm-11 a.i., 7 & 9, 9 p.b., 9 p