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NBA games today: TV schedule, daily fantasy picks and best bets

Matt Johnson

Bookmark. Save. Favorite. Do your thing. This is the one-stop-shop for everything NBA schedule-related heading into the 2021-22 season:

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NBA games today: Tuesday, May 24

There is one NBA game today. Tuesday’s NBA playoff schedule features a Game 4 matchup between the Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors.

Tuesday’s Warriors vs Mavericks game is at 9 PM EST on TNT. The Maverick and Luka Doncic will be fighting for their playoff survival as Stephen Curry and Golden State role into a second straight game in Big-D with a 3-0 lead. The Warriors were victorious 109-100 in Game 3 despite Doncic’s 40-point performance.

Recapping Monday’s NBA playoffs action, the Boston Celtics responded in a significant way following a disappointing Game 3 setback by smashing their way to a 20-point victory with a final score of 102-82 in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. The series is now tied at 2-2

NBA Daily Fantasy Picks for (May 24)

  • Klay Thompson, G, Golden State Warriors
  • Reggie Bullock, G, Dallas Mavericks
  • Andrew Wiggins, F, Golden State Warriors
  • Draymond Green, F, Golden State Warriors
  • Dwight Powell, C, Dallas Mavericks

Best NBA Bets Today (May 24)

  • Dallas Mavericks (-115) over Golden State Warriors
  • Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks (215.5) total points – OVER

2021-22 NBA Playoff schedule

Check out Sportsnaut’s latest NBA power rankings

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Related: Sportsnaut’s updated 2022 NBA Playoff and championship predictions

Other key NBA dates

  • Tuesday, May 17: NBA Draft lottery
  • Thursday, June 2: Game 1 of the NBA Finals
  • Thursday, June 23: 2022 NBA Draft

The latest possible end date for the 2022 NBA Finals is June 19. Less than a week after that, the Association will turn its attention to the offseason calendar with the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23.

NBA games today: 2022 Finals schedule

  • Game 1: Thursday, June 2
  • Game 2: Sunday, June 5
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 8
  • Game 4: Friday, June 10
  • Game 5: Monday, June 13 (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Thursday, June 16 (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Sunday, June 19 (if necessary)

Related: Sportsnaut’s full 2-round 2022 NBA mock draft

NBA Draft and offseason schedule

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This year’s iteration of the draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn — home of the NBA’s Nets. Last year saw ABC handle the first round with ESPN taking over in the second round. We can expect much of the same once June comes calling.

Typically, NBA free agency starts in early July. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic and late start to the 2020-21 campaign changed this last year. But it seems like the NBA is right back at its regular schedule in 2022. Specific dates for when free agency starts will be determined at a later time.

Related: Top NBA free agents of 2022

There’s also this whole thing called blockbuster trades. They can be agreed to prior to the start of free agency, but won’t be finalized until free agency itself officially starts. This is important when it comes to the 2022 NBA Draft with multiple veterans potentially being on the trade block this summer.

Those looking for their fix of NBA games and to catch those who just recently entered the league via the draft can head to Las Vegas for the Summer League. It will be held July 7-17 at multiple locations off and near the Strip. Typically, NBA TV and ESPN broadcast the games throughout the 11-day event.

NBA games today: Initial look at 2022 preseason slate

A short while after that, the 2022-23 NBA preseason schedule will get going some time in September. Dates have not been finalized in that regard. What we do know is that the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards will play two NBA games during the preseason in Japan. Said games will take place September 30 and October 2.

Multiple other cities will host preseason games, including Las Vegas and the Hawaii islands. Again, the 2022 NBA preseason slate has yet to be finalized. We’ll update this post once that happens.

Related: Sportsnaut’s NBA defensive rankings – Celtics remain at the top heading into the postseason