Clippers vs. Pelicans Play-In Game: Live score, updates, highlights for 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament

The 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament wraps when the Pelicans visit the Clippers on Friday, April 15.

After a 1-12 start to the season, the ninth-seeded Pelicans (36-46) look to complete their season turnaround with a win and a playoff berth.

The Clippers (42-40), who look to make their 10th playoff appearance in 11 years with a win, must do so without Paul George, who has been placed in the league’s health and safety protocols.

Awaiting the winner of this game are the Suns, owners of the West’s top seed and the NBA’s best record. Who will be headed to The Valley of the Sun?

The Sporting News has you covered with live score updates and highlights from Clippers vs. Pelicans.

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Clippers vs. Pelicans live score, updates, highlights from NBA Play-In Game

(All times Eastern)

12:15 p.m. — 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.

What channel is Clippers vs. Pelicans on?

  • Date: Friday, April 15
  • TV channel: TNT (US), SN One (Canada)
  • Live stream: TNTdrama.com and Sling TV (US), SN Now (Canada)

Clippers vs. 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 app and Sling TV 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 | 7:00 p.m. PT

The 10:00 p.m. ET tipoff marks the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. Hawks vs. Cavaliers will be broadcast live on ESPN in the United States and SN One in Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET.

How does the NBA Play-In Tournament work?

  • The NBA Play-In Tournament will be held after the conclusion of the 2021-22 regular season and before the start of the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The teams that finish Nos. 1-6 in the standings of each conference will be guaranteed playoff spots. Teams Nos. 7-10 will enter the Play-In Tournament.
  • Each conference’s Nos. 7 and 8 teams will face off, with the winner earning the No. 7 seed in the playoffs. The loser will still have one more opportunity to reach the playoffs.
  • Each conference’s Nos. 9 and 10 teams will face off, with the winner advancing to play the loser of the No. 7-vs.-No. 8 game. The loser of the No. 9-vs.-No. 10 game will be eliminated from playoff contention.
  • The loser of the No. 7-vs.-No. 8 game and the winner of the No. 9-vs.-No. 10 game will then play against each other. The winner of that game will be the No. 8 seed in the playoffs. The loser will be eliminated from playoff contention.
  • Beyond the Play-In Tournament, the 2022 NBA Playoffs will follow the typical format, with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.

NBA Play-In Tournament results, schedule

April 12

Game
Nets 115, Cavaliers 108
Timberwolves 109, Clippers 104

April 13

Game
Hawks 132, Hornets 103
Pelicans 113, Spurs 103

April 15

Game Time (ET) US TV Canadian TV
Hawks at Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. ESPN SN One
Pelicans at Clippers 10:00 p.m. TNT SN One

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