Printable 2015 NBA Playoff Bracket

2015 NBA Playoff Bracket
The 2015 NBA Playoff bracket kicks off on April 18th, 2015. The playoffs start approximately three days after the 2014-15 NBA regular season concludes and continue on through approximately mid-June, 2015. The NBA continues to select the best eight teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences to participate in the postseason tournament. The Conference Champion then earns the right to play the other champion in a “Best of Seven” game matchup to determine the 2015 NBA Champion. The 2015 NBA Playoffs are expected to see a number of the teams who performed well in the 2014 NBA Playoffs such as the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Miami Heat make a return trip this season. For those who like to follow the action manually, or just like to have a Printable 2015 NBA Playoff bracket, we have included an appropriate PDF for you to enjoy below.

2015 NBA Playoff Schedule Dates of Interest

October 28th, 2014 – 2014-15 NBA Regular Season Begins
February 15th, 2015 – 2015 NBA All Star Games
April 15, 2015 – 2014-15 NBA Regular Season Ends
April 18, 2015 – 2015 NBA Playoffs begin
May 4, 2015 – 2015 NBA Conference Semifinals begin
May 19, 2015 – 2015 NBA Conference Finals begin
June 4, 2014 – 2015 NBA Finals start.

What is the Game Format of the NBA Playoffs?

Each round of the NBA Playoffs is setup in a best of seven game format. For the first three rounds of the tournament, the games are setup on a more even of a rotation between the home courts of each team, while the championship round shifts to the more classic seven game format. Each format requires a team to win four games before being declared the series champion.
Rounds 1-3 : Best 4 games out of 7 : HHAAHAH (H= Home, A= Away)
Round 4 : Best 4 games out of 7 : HHAAAHH (H= Home, A= Away)

2015 NBA Playoff Schedule

2015 NBA Playoffs (First Round)

Dates: April 18th until completed.

Eastern Conference
#1 Seed vs #8 Seed
#2 Seed vs #7 Seed
#3 Seed vs #6 Seed
#4 Seed vs #5 Seed
Western Conference
#1 Seed vs #8 Seed
#2 Seed vs #7 Seed
#3 Seed vs #6 Seed
#4 Seed vs #5 Seed

2015 NBA Playoffs (Quarterfinals Round)

Dates: Begin hortly after the 2015 NBA Playoffs First Round is complete.

Eastern Conference
Winner #1/#8 Seed vs Winner #4/#5 Seed
Winner #2/#7 Seed vs Winner #3/#6 Seed
Western Conference
Winner #1/#8 Seed vs Winner #4/#5 Seed
Winner #2/#7 Seed vs Winner #3/#6 Seed

2015 NBA Playoffs (Semifinals Round)

Dates: Since the NBA Playoff schedule is tweaked a bit to lineup with the end of series that do not take the full seven games, the notional start date of the 2015 NBA Playoffs Semifinal Round is set for May 14th, 2015. This round can be moved up to 7-10 days early depending on the results of the first round of play.

Eastern Conference
Winner 2015 NBA Playoffs Quarterfinal Round #1 vs Winner 2015 NBA Playoffs Quarterfinal Round #2
Western Conference
Winner 2015 NBA Playoffs Quarterfinal Round #1 vs Winner 2015 NBA Playoffs Quarterfinal Round #2

2014 NBA Playoff Championship Round

Dates: Commence on or about June 4th, 2015.
The 2015 NBA Finals will start on or about June 4th, 2015. The Championship round’s start date can be adjusted by the NBA to commence sooner if the 2015 Conference Finals are complete. The game features the Eastern Conference Champion against the Western Conference Champion.

Printable 2015 NBA Playoff Bracket

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