Philadelphia 76ers playoff schedule 2023: Every 76ers playoff game

Sixers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Sixers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Tonight the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs will have the final set of Play-In tournament games. The lineup has the Chicago Bulls facing off with the Miami Heat with the winner slotted to play the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. In the Western Conference matchup, the Oklahoma City Thunder will play the Minnesota Timberwolves for the right to face the Denver Nuggets in the first round.

The Philadelphia 76ers have secured the Eastern Conference’s 3rd seed and with that comes a first-round playoff matchup versus the 6th seed Brooklyn Nets. This Nets roster is drastically different than the team that started the season, most notably with the departures of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Both superstars were traded at this year’s trade deadline with Durant going to the Phoenix Suns and Irving landing in Dallas with the Mavericks. Brooklyn also had high hopes for Ben Simmons who has been MIA for most of the season and recently was shut down for the year.

Philadelphia has won all four matchups against the Nets this season and is a clear favorite in this postseason series. Joel Embiid is playing at an MVP level and won his second consecutive scoring title this season. His partner in crime, James Harden, was the assists leader this season as well and the duo complements each other perfectly. The important thing here is that the Sixers do not overlook this first-round matchup; they still need to take the Nets seriously.

Philadelphia 76ers playoff schedule 2023.

Game 1: April 15th, 1:00 p.m. vs. Brooklyn Nets on ESPN

Game 2: April 17th, 7:30 p.m. vs. Brooklyn Nets on TNT

Game 3: April 20th, 7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Nets

Game 4: April 22nd, 1:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Nets on TNT

Game 5 (if necessary): April 24th, TBD vs. Brooklyn Nets

Game 6 (if necessary): April 27th, TBD at Brooklyn Nets

Game 7 (if necessary): April 29th, TBD vs Brooklyn Nets

When push comes to shove, it is clear that the Philadelphia 76ers are the better team in this matchup and will hopefully advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the 5th time in the last 6 seasons. In each of the previous four trips to the Conference Semis, the Sixers were bounced in what felt like early exits. The playoff bracket is set up for them to face the Boston Celtics, the big brother that has eliminated the Sixers twice in the recent playoffs (4-1, 2017-18 season, and 4-0, 2019-20 season).

This Sixers team needs to break the ceiling of Conference Semis and at a minimum advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since the Allen Iverson led-team in 2000-01. The first step to accomplishing that goal starts Saturday against Brooklyn in the Wells Fargo Center!