Posted Apr 26 2012 12:16PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chicago, Miami and Oklahoma City will open the NBA playoffs Saturday, though their opponents are still to be determined.
Indiana also will host Orlando in its postseason opener Saturday, one of the few matchups that is set entering Thursday's final day of play.
The Bulls are the top seed in the Eastern Conference and will host either New York or Philadelphia. No. 2 Miami will face whichever of those teams finishes higher in the standings, with the Knicks holding the tiebreaker if they finish with the same record.
The Thunder, No. 2 in the West, will meet either NBA champion Dallas or Denver in the first round.
On Sunday, West top seed San Antonio opens against Utah, while the Lakers, the Pacific Division champs and No. 3 seed, get the Mavericks or Nuggets.
Boston-Atlanta and Memphis-Clippers also start Sunday, though home-court advantage for those series won't be known until Thursday night.
The full schedules will be released after Thursday's games.
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