And just like that, there were only four.
The 2022 NBA Conference Finals bracket is set following two Game 7s to close out the second round, with the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks advancing.
With two rounds of play in the books, the conference finals will decide which teams will represent their respective conferences in the 2022 NBA Finals. The four teams vying for the last two spots are the Celtics, Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 conference finals:
What is the schedule for the 2022 NBA Conference Finals?
The conference finals began in the East. The first game was played on Tuesday, May 17, and the West had Game 1 on Wednesday, May 18.
The games had a 2-2-1-1-1 format with the higher seed hosting Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if necessary). The lower seed had the chance to host Games 3, 4 and 6 (if necessary).
Here is the full seven-game schedule for both conferences:
No. 1 Miami Heat vs. No. 2 Boston Celtics
Game 1: Miami won 107-118
Game 2: Boston won 127-102
Game 3: Miami won 109-103
Game 4: Boston won 102-82
Game 5: Boston won 93-80
Game 6: Miami won 111-103
Game 7: Boston won 100-96
No. 3 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 4 Dallas Mavericks
Game 1: Golden State won 112-87
Game 2: Golden State won 126-117
Game 3: Golden State won 109-100
Game 4: Dallas won 119-109
Game 5: Golden State won 120-110