Eastern Conference (in bracketed order)

1. Chicago Bulls (43-16) vs. 8. Cleveland Cavaliers (31-27)

4. Charlotte Hornets (34-23) vs. 5. New York Knicks (33-23)

2. Miami Heat (41-18) vs. 7. New Jersey Nets (33-26)

3. Indiana Pacers (40-17) vs. 6. Atlanta Hawks (34-24)

Western Conference (in bracketed order)

1. Seattle SuperSonics (44-13) vs. 8. Houston Rockets (28-29)

4. San Antonio Spurs (39-18) vs. 5. Phoenix Suns (38-19)

2. UTAH JAZZ (39-16) vs. 7. Minnesota Timberwolves (31-26)

3. Los Angeles Lakers (39-17) vs. 6. Portland Trail Blazers (33-24)

NOTE: Teams are seeded according to winning percentage, with division leaders filling the first two slots in each conference. Teams with identical marks were separated by the NBA's tiebreaking formula.