NBA postseason matchups: Lakers vs. Warriors in play-in; Heat-Bucks, Clippers-Mavericks rematches on deck

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The 2020-21 NBA regular season, shortened to 72 games, is in the books. Next up: The play-in tournament, which runs from Tuesday, May 18 to Friday, May 21, followed by the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, May 22. 

A quick reminder on the NBA’s new play-in format: The top six seeds in each conference are in, with the final two seeds up for grabs via the new play-in tournament. In each conference, No. 7 will play No. 8 with the winner getting the No. 7 seed. The loser will then play the winner of 9 vs. 10 for the No. 8 seed.

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Below is what the playoff picture looks like heading into the postseason. 

WESTERN CONFERENCE(Playoff teams)

  • First-round matchup: vs. No. 7 seed (Lakers or Warriors)

5. Dallas Mavericks

  • First-round matchup: vs. Los Angeles Clippers

6. Portland Trail Blazers

  • First-round matchup: vs. Denver Nuggets

(Play-in teams)7. Los Angeles Lakers

  • First play-in matchup: vs. Golden State Warriors

8. Golden State Warriors

  • First play-in matchup: vs. Los Angeles Lakers

9. Memphis Grizzlies

  • First play-in matchup: vs. San Antonio Spurs

10. San Antonio Spurs

  • First play-in matchup: vs. Memphis Grizzlies

EASTERN CONFERENCE(Playoff teams)

  • First-round matchup: vs. Boston Celtics

5. Atlanta Hawks

  • First-round matchup: vs. New York Knicks

6. Miami Heat

  • First-round matchup: vs. Milwaukee Bucks

(Play-in teams)7. Boston Celtics

  • First-round matchup: vs. Brooklyn Nets

8. Washington Wizards

  • Second play-in matchup: vs. Indiana Pacers

9. Indiana Pacers

  • Second play-in matchup: vs. Washington Wizards

10. Charlotte Hornets

  • First play-in matchup: Lost to Indiana Pacers, eliminated
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