The NBA regular season ended on Wednesday. The playoff begin this weekend. The matchups are below with a mention of when each series begins. By the way, the Western Conference's opening round is must-watch TV.
(1) Miami Heat vs. (8) Milwaukee Bucks; Game 1 on Sunday
(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Boston Celtics; Saturday
(3) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Atlanta Hawks; Sunday
(4) Brooklyn Nets vs. (5) Chicago Bulls; Saturday
(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) Houston Rockets; Sunday
(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers; Sunday
(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Golden State Warriors; Saturday
(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Memphis Grizzlies; Saturday
- The Wizards finished in a tie with the Detroit Pistons for the seventh-worst record in the league. Draw to determine who receives the seventh and eighth most draft lottery balls comes Thursday.