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 Mavericks and 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 and Philadelphia 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.
Miami Heat (1) defeat Atlanta Hawks (8), 4-1
Bam's steal seals the series for the Heat
Danilo Gallinari is forced to throw a bad pass and Bam Adebayo comes up with the steal to seal the Heat's win vs. the Hawks in Game 5.
Boston Celtics (2) defeat Brooklyn Nets (7), 4-0
The Celtics sweep the Nets on the road to advance
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics dominate the Brooklyn Nets and sweep them on the road to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Milwaukee Bucks (3) defeat Chicago Bulls (6), 4-1
Giannis drops 33 points as Bucks bounce Bulls
Giannis Antetokounmpo tallies 33 points and nine rebounds as the Bucks move on to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Philadelphia 76ers (4) defeat Toronto Raptors (5), 4-2
Embiid, Harden combine for 55 as Sixers close out Raptors
Joel Embiid records 33 points and 10 rebounds while James Harden adds 22 points and 15 assists as the 76ers move on to the Eastern Conference semis.
Phoenix Suns (1) defeat New Orleans Pelicans (8), 4-2
CP3's perfect 14-for-14 night helps Suns eliminate Pelicans
Chris Paul goes a perfect 14-for-14 from the field as the Suns defeat the Pelicans 115-109 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.
Memphis Grizzlies (2) defeat Minnesota 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
Ja Morant feeds Tyus Jones for dagger 3 in Game 6
Tyus Jones gets the pass from Ja Morant and laces a huge 3-pointer to give the Grizzlies a 106-102 lead.
Golden State Warriors (3) defeat Denver Nuggets (6), 4-1
Curry outduels Jokic in final minutes as Warriors eliminate Nuggets
Steph Curry comes up clutch down the stretch as the Warriors hold off Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets to win the game and the series 4-1.
Dallas Mavericks (4) defeat Utah Jazz (5), 4-2
Mavs advance after Bogdanovic's 3-pointer comes up short at the buzzer
Bojan Bogdanovic comes up short on a game-winning 3-pointer as the Mavericks hold on to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs.