2013 NBA playoff matchups: Here's the first round

Scott Halleran

The 2013 NBA playoffs begin on Saturday. Here are the matchups for the first round.

After a long regular season, the NBA playoffs will begin on Saturday with four games. Another four will hit on Sunday. Every single one will be on national TV. Check out our schedule for times and broadcasters.

Here's a quick look at who will be facing off in the first round and their seeds.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Oklahoma City Thunder (1) vs. Houston Rockets (8)

San Antonio Spurs (2) vs. L.A. Lakers (7)

Denver Nuggets (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (6)

L.A. Clippers (4) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (5)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Miami Heat (1) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8)

New York Knicks (2) vs. Boston Celtics (7)

Indiana Pacers (3) vs. Atlanta Hawks (6)

Brooklyn Nets (4) vs. Chicago Bulls (5)

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In the second round, the winner of each 1-8 matchup will face the winner of the 4-5 matchup in their conference, and the winners of the 2-7 and 3-6 matchups will pair off. The winners of those series will face off in the conference finals, with the victorious moving on to the NBA Finals in June.

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