The 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament ends when the Pelicans visit the Clippers on Friday, April 15.
After starting the season 1-12, the ninth-seeded Pelicans (36-46) are looking to finish their season with a win and a playoff spot.
The Clippers (42-40), looking to make their 10th playoff appearance in 11 years with a win, will have to do without Paul George, who has been placed in the league’s health and safety protocol.
The winner of this game awaits the Suns, the owners of the West’s top seed and NBA’s best record. Who will head to The Valley of the Sun?
The Sporting News has you covered with live score updates and highlights from the Clippers vs. Pelicans.
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Clippers vs. Pelicans live scores, updates, highlights from NBA Play-In Game
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22:26: Brandon Ingram is cooking on the 1st. He has six starting points.
BI started it pic.twitter.com/q2RaIr4kv0
– New Orleans Pelicans (elicPelicansNBA) April 16, 2022
22:21: We’re officially underway at the Crypto.com Arena!
12:15 – The Clippers will be without Paul George on Friday night.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the seven-time All-Star has entered health and safety protocols.
Clippers star Paul George has entered into health and safety protocols and will miss the Play-in vs. New Orleans, sources say ImTimBontemps and I.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (Wojespn) 15 April 2022
What channel is Clippers vs. Active pelicans?
- Date: Friday, April 15
- Television channels: TNT (USA), SN One (Canada)
- Live broadcast: TNTdrama.com and Sling TV (USA), SN Now (Canada)
Clippers vs. The Pelicans will be broadcast live on TNT in the United States and SN One in Canada.
You can live stream the game on TNTdrama.com or via the TNT and Sling TV apps 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 | 19:00 PT
Tip-off at 22:00 ET marks the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. Hawks vs. The Cavaliers will be broadcast live on ESPN in the United States and SN One in Canada at 7:30 pm ET.
How do NBA Play-In Tournaments work?
- The NBA Play-In Tournaments will be held after the end of the 2021-22 regular season and before the start of the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. 1-6 in the standings of each conference will be guaranteed a playoff place. Team Numbers 7-10 will enter the Play-In Tournament.
- Every conference No. 7 and 8 teams will face off, with the winner getting the No. 7 seeded in the playoffs. The loser still has one more chance to reach the playoffs.
- Every conference No. The 9 and 10 teams will face off, with the winner advancing to play the No. loser. 7-vs.-No. 8 games. Loser no. 9-vs.-No. 10 matches will be eliminated from the playoff fight.
- Loser no. 7-vs.-No. 8 games and winner no. 9-vs.-No. 10 games will then be played against each other. The winner of that game will be No. 8 seeds in the playoffs. The loser will be eliminated from the playoff fight.
- Outside of the Play-In Tournament, the 2022 NBA Playoffs will follow the usual format, with a full best-of-seven series through to the NBA Finals.
NBA Play-In Tournament results, schedule
|Nets 115, Cavaliers 108|
|Timberwolves 109, Clippers 104|
|Hawks 132, Hornet 103|
|Pelicans 113, Spurs 103|
|game||Time (ET)||US TV||Canadian TV|
|Hawks at Cavaliers||7:30 pm.||ESPN||SN One|
|Pelicans at Clippers||10:00 pm||TNT||SN One|
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