The Suns will face either the Clippers or Pelicans in the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
With LA losing to Minnesota and New Orleans defeating San Antonio, the Clippers will host the Pelicans in the final game of the Play-In Tournament. The winner will face the No. 1 seeded Suns in the first round of the playoffs while the loser will see their season come to an end.
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The Clippers faced the new-look Pelicans once following the trade deadline. Paul George finished with only 15 points on 5-for-15 shooting from the field, but the Clippers walked away with a 119-100 win behind 22 points from Marcus Morris Sr. and a scoring punch off the bench from Terance Mann, Luke Kennard and Isaiah Hartenstein. CJ McCollum scored a team-high 19 points for the Pelicans in the loss.
Here is everything you need to know to watch Clippers vs. Pelicans, including the tipoff time and TV channel for Friday’s game.
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What channel is Clippers vs. Pelicans we?
- Date: Friday, April 15
- TV channel: TNT (US), SN One (Canada)
- Live stream: TNTdrama.com and Sling TV (US), SN Now (Canada)
Clippers vs. Pelicans will be broadcast live on TNT in the United States and SN One in Canada. TNT’s Brian Anderson and Stan Van Gundy will be on the call.
You can live-stream the game on TNTdrama.com or via the TNT app and Sling TV in the United States and SN Now in Canada.
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Clippers vs. Pelicans start time
- Date: Friday, April 15
- Start time: 10:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. PT
The 10:00 pm ET tipoff marks the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. Hawks vs. Cavaliers will be broadcast live on ESPN in the United States and SN One in Canada at 7:30 pm ET.
How does the NBA Play-In Tournament work?
- The NBA Play-In Tournament will be held after the conclusion of the 2021-22 regular season and before the start of the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The teams that finish Nos. 1-6 in the standings of each conference will be guaranteed playoff spots. Teams Our. 7-10 will enter the Play-In Tournament.
- Each conference’s Nos. 7 and 8 teams will face off, with the winner earning the No. 7 seed in the playoffs. The loser will still have one more opportunity to reach the playoffs.
- Each conference’s Nos. 9 and 10 teams will face off, with the winner advancing to play the loser of the No. 7-vs.-No. 8 games. The loser of the No. 9-vs.-No. 10 game will be eliminated from playoff contention.
- The loser of the No. 7-vs.-No. 8 game and the winner of the No. 9-vs.-No. 10 game will then play against each other. The winner of that game will be the No. 8 seed in the playoffs. The loser will be eliminated from playoff contention.
- Beyond the Play-In Tournament, the 2022 NBA Playoffs will follow the typical format, with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.
NBA Play-In Tournament results, schedule
|Nets 115, Cavaliers 108|
|Timberwolves 109, Clippers 104|
|Hawks 132, Hornets 103|
|Pelicans 113, Spurs 103|
|Hawks at Cavaliers||7:30 p.m.||ESPN||SN One|
|Pelicans at Clippers||10:00 p.m.||DTT||SN One|