2022 NBA Playoffs: Warriors-Nuggets, 76ers-Raptors among upcoming first-round matchups; Celtics tie with Nets

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season is over and only one team has moved up the standings from where it started: the Boston Celtics, who moved up to second in the East with a win over Memphis. . Defeat of the Grizzlies and the Milwaukee Bucks against the Cavaliers.

The play-in tournament begins on Tuesday. First-round matches begin on Saturday.

Reminder on how the play-in tournament works: number 7 plays number 8 and number 9 plays number 10. The 7-8 match winner gets the No. 7 seed, while the loser plays the 9-10 match winner for the No. 8 seed.

Below are the final seeds and the corresponding first-round and play-in matches.

Eastern Conference

1. Miami Heat

  • Opponent in the first round: Seeded No. 8 (play-in results)

2. Boston Celtics

  • Opponent in the first round: vs nets

3. Milwaukee Bucks

  • Opponent in the first round: against Bulls

4. Philadelphia 76ers

  • Opponent in the first round: against raptors

5. Toronto Raptors

  • Opponent in the first round: at 76ers

6. Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are locked in the No. 6 seed.

  • First round opponent: at Bucks

7. Brooklyn Nets

The Nets are locked in the No. 7 seed

  • Opponent in the first round: at the Celtics

Eastern play-in matches

  • April 12: Brooklyn Nets 115, Cleveland Cavaliers 108
  • April 13: Atlanta Hawks 132, Charlotte Hornets 103
  • April 15: Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Western Conference

1. Phoenix Suns

  • Opponent in the first round: Seeded No. 8 (play-in results)

2. Memphis Grizzlies

  • Opponent in the first round: against Timberwolves

3. Golden State Warriors

  • Opponent in the first round: vs nuggets

4. Dallas Mavericks

  • Opponent in the first round: against Jazz

5. Utah Jazz

  • Opponent in the first round: among non-conformists

6. Denver Nuggets

  • Opponent in the first round: at Warriors

7. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Opponent in the first round: at Grizzlies

Western play-in matches

  • April 12: Minnesota Timberwolves 109, Los Angeles Clippers 104
  • April 13: New Orleans Pelicans 113, San Antonio Spurs 103
  • April 15: Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans 10 p.m. (TNT)

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