How to watch 2022 NBA G League Playoffs: Schedule, format, notable players to watch

Before the NBA Playoffs get underway, 12 of the NBA’s G League teams will vie for a title.

The 2022 NBA G League Playoffs begin on Tuesday, April 5 and consist of the top six teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Here is the full schedule for the 2022 NBA G League Playoffs.

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NBA G League Playoffs format

The top two seeds in each conference receive first-round byes and await the winners from the single-elimination conference quarterfinal round.

After the opening round, both the conference semifinals and conference finals are also single-elimination rounds.

The G League Finals, which begin on Tuesday, April 12, is a best of three.

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2022 NBA G League Playoffs schedule

The first three rounds can be seen on NBALeague.com, ESPN2,  NBATV, ESPNNews and ESPNU. A full breakdown of time (ET) and channel (U.S.) are below.

Conference Quarterfinals

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel/Stream
April 5 No. 5 College Park Skyhawks vs. No. 4 Capital City Go-Go 7 p.m. NBAGLeague.com
April 5 No. 5 Texas Legends vs. No. 4 Birmingham Squadron 8 p.m. NBAGLeague.com
April 5 No. 6 Long Island Nets vs. No. 3 Delaware Blue Coats 8 p.m. ESPN2
April 5 No. 6 Santa Cruz Warriors vs. No. 3 South Bay Lakers 10:30 p.m. ESPN2

Conference Semifinals

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel/Stream
April 7 Skyhawks/Go-Go vs. No. 1 Raptors 905 7:30 p.m. NBA TV
April 7 Legends/Squadron vs. No. 1 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 8 p.m. ESPNNews
April 7 Warriors/Lakers vs. No. 2 Agua Caliente Clippers 10 p.m. NBA TV
April 8 Nets/Blue Coats vs. No. 2 Motor City Cruise 8:30 p.m. ESPNU
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Conference Finals

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel/Stream
April 10 Eastern Conference Finals 7 p.m. ESPNU
April 10 Western Conference Finals TBD TBD

NBA G League Finals

Unlike the earlier rounds, the G League Finals is a best of three. This is the first time the Finals are a best of three since 2019 when the Rio Grande Valley Vipers beat the Long Island Nets. The 2020 playoffs were canceled due to COVID and the 2021 playoffs ended with a single elimination G League Finals.

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel/Stream
April 12 NBA G League Finals Game 1 9 p.m. ESPN2
April 14 NBA G League Finals Game 2 TBD TBD
April 17 NBA G League Finals Game 3 (if necessary) 8 p.m. ESPNU
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Notable G League players to watch

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Cat Barber, College Park Skyhawks: 22.9 ppg, 7.9 apg, 4.1 rpg

Justin Champagnie, Raptors 905: 21.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.2 spg

Marcus Foster, Rio Grande Valley Vipers: 18.7 ppg, 4.2 apg, 3.6 rpg

Mac McClung, South Bay Lakers: 21.6 ppg, 7.5 apg, 6.8 rpg

Craig Randall II, Long Island Nets: 26.2 ppg, 5.8 apg, 5.5 rpg

Jerome Robinson, Santa Cruz Warriors: 20.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.0 apg

Keaton Wallace, Agua Caliente Clippers: 18.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.7 apg

Derrick Walton Jr., Motor City Cruise: 16.8 ppg, 9.5 apg, 5.6 rpg