Playoff matchups

Final standings | Regular-season series between playoff opponents | East by team | West by team

PHO 100, at UTH 86 : The Suns clinched the No. 3 seed and Jazz fell to No. 5.

CHI 98, at CHA 89 : The Bulls clinched the No. 8 seed and eliminated the Raptors.

at MIA 94, NJ 86 (2OT): The Heat clinched the No. 5 seed (and Bucks the No. 6).

at DAL 96, SA 89 : The Mavericks clinched the No. 2 seed (and Blazers the No. 6 and Spurs the No. 7).

Eastern Conference playoff matchups


No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls

CavaliersBulls • The Chicago Bulls (41-41) clinched a playoff berth and the No. 8 seed with a win at the Bobcats. The Toronto Raptors (40-42) were eliminated. The No. 1 seed Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21) have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.


No. 2 Orlando Magic vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats

Magic Bobcats • The Orlando Magic (59-23) are the No. 2 seed and will open the playoffs against the No. 7 seed Charlotte Bobcats (44-38). The Magic would have home-court advantage in the NBA Finals.


No. 3 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks

Hawks Bucks • The No. 3 seed Atlanta Hawks (53-29) will open the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-36). The Bucks became the No. 6 seed with the Heat’s win.


No. 4 Boston Celtics vs. No. 5 Miami Heat

CelticsHeat • The Miami Heat (47-35) clinched the No. 5 seed with a win vs. the Nets. The No. 4 Boston Celtics (50-32) won the Atlantic Division but finished three games behind the No. 3 seed Hawks.

Western Conference playoff matchups


No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 8 Oklahoma City Thunder

Lakers Thunder • The Los Angeles Lakers (57-25) are the No. 1 seed and will open the playoffs against the No. 8 seed Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32). The Thunder lose a tie with both the Trail Blazers and Spurs because of a 1-3 head-to-head record against each.


No. 2 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs

MavericksSpurs • The Dallas Mavericks (55-27) clinched the No. 2 seed and locked the San Antonio Spurs (50-32) into the No. 7 seed with a win vs. the Spurs. The Spurs place second in the tie with the Trail Blazers and Thunder because of a 3-1 head-to-head record against the Thunder and an 0-3 record against the Trail Blazers, who were 3-1 against the Thunder.


No. 3 Phoenix Suns vs. No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers

SunsTrail Blazers • The Phoenix Suns (54-28) clinched the No. 3 seed with a win at the Jazz. The Portland Trail Blazers (50-32) clinched the No. 6 seed with the Spurs’ loss. The Trail Blazers win the tie with the Spurs and Thunder because of a 3-0 head-to-head record against the Spurs and 3-1 record against the Thunder, who were 1-3 against the Spurs.


No. 4 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz

NuggetsJazz • The Denver Nuggets (53-29) clinched the Northwest Division title and No. 4 seed with the Jazz’s loss. The Nuggets win a tie with the No. 5 Utah Jazz (53-29) because of a 3-1 head-to-head record.