The NBA playoffs were defined after triumphs of Hawks and Pelicans

Atlanta will visit the Miami Heat in the East, while New Orleans will face the Phoenix Suns in the West.

This Friday night the crosses for the playoffs of the NBA after the victories of Atlanta Hawks Y New Orleans Pelicans.

In the first game of the doubleheader, the hawks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers at home with a resounding 107-101 to seal their ticket to the playoffswhere they will face Miami Heat in it East.

In the night game, Pelicans took advantage of the absence of Paul George to eliminate the LA Clippers, 105-101, advancing to the playoffs of the West to measure up to phoenix suns.

During the regular season, the Heat beat 3-1 the hawks in his series, thanks to the powerful attack spearheaded by Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Buttler.

Atlanta He also faces a serious question mark over the injury of Clint Capela, who left the game against the Cavs after hurting his knee, as well as uncertainty surrounding John Collins, who has been sidelined.

For their part, the Sun’s They also dominated 3-1 at Pelicans this season, improving his all-time record to 36-32.

The last time New Orleans won two straight games over Phoenix It was in the 2018-2019 season.

This is how the rest of the games will be played. playoffs on the Eastern Conference:

The No. 2 boston celtics (51-31) will face the seventh seed Brooklyn Nets (44-38), with Boston dominating the series in the regular season with a resounding 3-1.

The reigning champions and No. 3 milwaukee bucks (51-31) have a tough challenge against the No. 6 chicago bulls (46-36), although in the regular season they swept the series 4-0.

Finally, the No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) and No. 5 Toronto Raptors (48-34) promise an exciting crossover, in which torontothe lowest ranked, took the regular season series 3-1.

In it Westthe No. 2 Memphis Grizzlies (56-26) measure forces against the. No. 7 minnesota timberwolves (46-36), against whom they divided the series in the regular season with 2-2.

The perennial contenders No. 3 Golden State Warriors (53-29) collide with the No. 6 Denver Nuggets (48-34), who although they had a lower record of victories, came out ahead in the direct duel with 3-1 in the regular season series.

Finally, the No. 4 Dallas Mavericks (52-30) promise another even series against No. 5 Utah Jazz (49-33), after going 2-2 in the regular season.

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The NBA playoffs were defined after triumphs of Hawks and Pelicans