NBA playoffs taking shape

Nearly all of the first-round NBA playoffs matchups have been set, with Wednesday's results filling in most of the blanks. Playoff action begins next week.



August 13, 2020 - 9:46 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris (12) dunks under pressure from the Toronto Raptors' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Wednesday. The Raptors won, 125-121. Photo by Ashley Landis/ Getty Images / TNS

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set.

Wednesday’s results filled in five of what were the six unknown matchups for Round 1 of the postseason, which starts next week at Walt Disney World.

In the Western Conference: Houston and Oklahoma City will meet in the first round, meaning Rockets guard Russell Westbrook and Thunder guard Chris Paul get the chance to face their former teams.

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