Posted April 18, 2013

2013 NBA playoffs matchups are set

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LeBron James

LeBron James and the Heat will face the Bucks in the first round of the NBA playoffs. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The 2012-13 regular season ended on Wednesday and the eight first-round playoff matchups are officially locked in.

In the Eastern Conference, the No. 1 Heat (66-16) will face the No. 8 Bucks (38-44), the No. 2 Knicks (54-28) will face the No. 7 Celtics (41-40), the No. 3 Pacers (49-32) will face the No. 6 Hawks (44-38) and the No. 4 Nets (49-33) will face the No. 5 Bulls (45-37).

In the Western Conference, the No. 1 Thunder (60-22) will face the No. 8 Rockets (45-37), the No. 2 Spurs (58-24) will face the No. 7 Lakers (45-37), the No. 3 Nuggets (57-25) will face the No. 6 Warriors (47-35) and the No. 4 Clippers (56-26) will face the No. 5 Grizzlies (56-26).

The 2013 playoffs will begin on Saturday.

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