NBA playoffs 2022: Complete first-round results, news and highlights

The NBA postseason is here, and it's shaping up to be a wide-open chase to the 2022 title.

The Phoenix Suns ran away with the league's best regular-season record -- eight games clear of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the reigning Western Conference champs are on a mission to redeem themselves after last season's six-game Finals defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks.


Plenty of West contenders stand in the Suns' way, including Ja Morant and the Grizzlies,Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericksand the Golden State Warriors, who are back in the playoffs for the first time since reaching the Finals in 2019.

In the East, the defending champion Bucks are the 3-seed in a log-jammed conference -- the top-seeded Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Bucks andPhiladelphia 76ers were separated by just two games in the final regular season standings.

Here's all the info you need for each first-round matchup, including game recaps, news and series-by-series analysis.



EASTERN CONFERENCE





Miami Heat (1) defeatAtlanta Hawks (8), 4-1



Game 1: Heat 115, Hawks 91

Game 2: Heat 115, Hawks 105

Game 3: Hawks 111, Heat 110

Game 4:Heat 110, Hawks 86

Game 5: Heat 97, Hawks 94





Boston Celtics (2) defeatBrooklyn Nets (7), 4-0


Game 1: Celtics 115, Nets 114

Game 2:Celtics 114, Nets 107

Game 3: Celtics 109, Nets 103

Game 4: Celtics 116, Nets 112





Milwaukee Bucks (3) defeatChicago Bulls (6), 4-1


Game 1: Bucks 93, Bulls 86

Game 2:Bulls 114, Bucks 110

Game 3: Bucks 111, Bulls 81

Game 4: Bucks 119, Bulls 95

Game 5:Bucks 116, Bulls 100





Philadelphia 76ers (4) defeatToronto Raptors (5), 4-2


Game 1:76ers 131, Raptors 111

Game 2: 76ers 112, Raptors 97

Game 3:76ers 104, Raptors 101

Game 4: Raptors 110, 76ers 102

Game 5: Raptors 103, 76ers 88

Game 6: 76ers 132, Raptors 97





WESTERN CONFERENCE





Phoenix Suns (1) defeatNew Orleans Pelicans(8), 4-2


Game 1: Suns 110, Pelicans 99

Game 2: Pelicans 125, Suns 114

Game 3:Suns 114, Pelicans 111

Game 4: Pelicans 118, Suns 103

Game 5:Suns 112, Pelicans 97

Game 6: Suns 115, Pelicans 109





Memphis Grizzlies (2) defeatMinnesota Timberwolves (7), 4-2


Game 1: Timberwolves 130, Grizzlies 117

Game 2: Grizzlies 124, Timberwolves 96

Game 3:Grizzlies 104, Timberwolves 95

Game 4:Timberwolves 119, Grizzlies 118

Game 5:Grizzlies 111, Timberwolves 109

Game 6: Grizzlies 114, Timberwolves 106






Golden State Warriors (3) defeatDenver Nuggets (6), 4-1


Game 1: Warriors 123, Nuggets 107

Game 2: Warriors 126, Nuggets 106

Game 3:Warriors 118, Nuggets 113

Game 4: Nuggets 126, Warriors 121

Game 5:Warriors 102, Nuggets 98





Dallas Mavericks (4) defeatUtah Jazz (5), 4-2


Game 1: Jazz 99, Mavericks 93

Game 2: Mavericks 110, Jazz 104

Game 3:Mavericks 126, Jazz 118

Game 4:Jazz 100, Mavericks 99

Game 5:Mavericks 102, Jazz 77

Game 6:Mavericks 98, Jazz 96



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