NBA first-round playoff matchups set

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The Timberwolves beat the Nuggets in the night’s biggest game.

In other contests of consequence (at least potentially entering the night): Pelicans beat Spurs, Thunder beat Grizzlies, 76ers beat Bucks, Heat beat Raptors, Wizards lost to Magic, Cavaliers lost to Knicks.

Though the Trail Blazers and Jazz are still playing, their first-round opponents are set. The outcome will determine only which of Portland-New Orleans and Utah-Oklahoma City is the 3-6 series and which is the 4-5.

The 2018 NBA postseason field:

Eastern Conference

1. Raptors vs. 8. Wizards

2. Celtics vs. 7. Bucks

3. 76ers vs. 6. Heat

4. Cavaliers vs. 5. Pacers

Western Conference

1. Rockets vs. 8. Timberwolves

2. Warriors vs. 7. Spurs

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans

Jazz vs. Thunder