NEW YORK -The Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors claimed the top spots heading into the 2017 NBA Playoffs. The Celtics who secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs will host the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls in the opening round of the playoffs, beginning Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT). The teams split their regular-season series 2-2.
Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will host Paul George and the seventh-seeded Indiana Pacers in the opening round of the Easern Conference playoffs, beginning Saturday (3 p.m. ET, ABC).
The rest of the East teams: Toronto at No. 3, Washington at No. 4, Atlanta at No. 5 and Milwaukee at No. 6. The Raptors host the Bucks to begin their first-round series Saturday (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), while the Hawks will open a series at the Wizards, beginning Sunday (1 p.m. ET, TNT).
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Here’s a look at the Western Conference playoff matchups: top-seeded Golden State vs. No. 8 Portland, beginning Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC); No. 2 San Antonio vs. No. 7 Memphis, beginning Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN); and No. 3 Houston vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City, beginning Sunday (9 p.m. ET, TNT).