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NBA Playoff Picture: Hawks will face Nets in 1st round matchup

The Atlanta Hawks will face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs with Game 1 set for Sunday at Philips Arena.

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The regular season is over and the playoffs are set. The Atlanta Hawks will open their first round series on Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets who needed a win over the Orlando Magic and a loss by the Indiana Pacers in Memphis on Wednesday just to qualify for the postseason.

The Nets outscored the Magic 26-13 in the fourth quarter erasing a 12-point deficit. Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score 28 points to lead the comeback effort.

Meanwhile in Memphis, Marc Gasol slammed the door shut on the Pacers' playoff hopes with 33 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies to a 95-83 win.

Atlanta swept the season series with Brooklyn going 4-0. Game 1 is set for Sunday at Philips Arena and will be televised on TNT. Tip off time will be announced after the other pairings become official.

Here is a look at the first round pairings for the Eastern Conference:

(1) Atlanta Hawks vs (8) Brooklyn Nets
(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs (7) Boston Celtics
(3) Chicago Bulls vs (6) Milwaukee Bucks
(4) Toronto Raptors vs (5) Washington Wizards