2013 NBA playoffs matchups are set

Thursday April 18th, 2013

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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