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The first round of the 2024 NBA playoffs tips off Saturday. Expect plenty of drama after a memorable regular season.

The Boston Celtics clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in March and later secured the top overall seed. They're followed by the No. 2 seed New York Knicks and the No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 4-seed, followed by the Orlando Magic (No. 5) and the Indiana Pacers (No. 6). The East's play-in tournament teams are the No. 7 Philadelphia 76ers, No. 8 Miami Heat, No. 9 Chicago Bulls and No. 10 Atlanta Hawks.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the top seed in the Western Conference. The defending champions Denver Nuggets are the 2-seed, with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the No. 3 spot.

The LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks are the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, respectively, with the Phoenix Suns at the No. 6 spot.

The West's play-in tournament teams are the No. 7 New Orleans Pelicans, No. 8 Los Angeles Lakers, No. 9 Sacramento Kings and the No. 10 Golden State Warriors.

MORE: Play-in tournament coverage

EASTERN CONFERENCE

  TBD

Boston Celtics (1) vs. TBD (8)

Game 1: Sunday, April 21; play-in winner at Boston Game 2: Play-in winner at Boston Game 3: Boston at play-in winner Game 4: Boston at play-in winner Game 5 (if necessary): Play-in winner at Boston Game 6 (if necessary): Boston at play-in winner Game 7 (if necessary): Play-in winner at Boston

  TBD

New York Knicks (2) vs. TBD (7)

Game 1: Saturday, April 20; play-in winner at New York Game 2: Play-in winner at New York Game 3: New York at play-in winner Game 4: New York at play-in winner Game 5 (if necessary): Play-in winner at New York Game 6 (if necessary): New York at play-in winner Game 7 (if necessary): Play-in winner at New York

 

Milwaukee Bucks (3) vs. Indiana Pacers (6)

Game 1: Sunday, April 21; Indiana at Milwaukee Game 2: Indiana at Milwaukee Game 3: Milwaukee at Indiana Game 4: Milwaukee at Indiana Game 5 (if necessary): Indiana at Milwaukee Game 6 (if necessary): Milwaukee at Indiana Game 7 (if necessary): Indiana at Milwaukee

   

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs. Orlando Magic (5)

Game 1: Saturday, April 20; Orlando at Cleveland Game 2: Orlando at Cleveland Game 3: Cleveland at Orlando Game 4: Cleveland at Orlando Game 5 (if necessary): Orlando at Cleveland Game 6 (if necessary): Cleveland at Orlando Game 7 (if necessary):Orlando at Cleveland

WESTERN CONFERENCE

  TBD

Oklahoma City Thunder (1) vs. TBD Game 1: Sunday, April 21; play-in winner at Oklahoma City Game 2: Play-in winner at Oklahoma City Game 3: Oklahoma City at play-in Winner Game 4: Oklahoma City at play-in Winner Game 5 (if necessary): Play-in winner at Oklahoma City Game 6 (if necessary): Oklahoma City at play-in winner Game 7 (if necessary): Play-in winner at Oklahoma City

 TBD

Denver Nuggets (2) vs. TBD (7) Game 1: Saturday, April 20; play-in winner at Denver Game 2: Play-in winner at Denver Game 3: Denver at play-in winner Game 4: Denver at play-in winner Game 5 (if necessary): Play-in winner at Denver Game 6 (if necessary): Denver at play-in winner Game 7 (if necessary): Play-in winner at Denver

    

Minnesota Timberwolves (3) vs. Phoenix Suns (6)

Game 1: Saturday, April 20; Phoenix at Minnesota Game 2: Phoenix at Minnesota Game 3: Minnesota at Phoenix Game 4: Minnesota at Phoenix Game 5 (if necessary): Phoenix at Minnesota Game 6 (if necessary): Phoenix vs. Minnesota Game 7 (if necessary): Phoenix at Minnesota

LA Clippers (4) vs. Dallas Mavericks (5)

Game 1: Sunday, April 21; Dallas at LA Clippers Game 2: Dallas at LA Clippers Game 3: LA Clippers at Dallas Game 4: LA Clippers at Dallas Game 5 (if necessary): Dallas at LA Clippers Game 6 (if necessary): LA Clippers at Dallas Game 7 (if necessary): Dallas at LA Clippers