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Here's how the Cavaliers, Celtics and the rest of the East playoff seeding ended up

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 29: Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics talks to LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 29, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 124-118. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 29: Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics talks to LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 29, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 124-118. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Five of the eight Eastern Conference playoff seeds were up for grabs headed into the final night of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, and here's how things shook out:

TheBoston Celticsbeat the Milwaukee Bucks 112-94 to lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The No. 2 seedCleveland Cavaliers rested all their major players and lost 98-83 to the Toronto Raptors.

In the bottom half of the bracket, theIndiana Pacers ended up with the East's No. 7 seed thanks to a 104-86win over the Atlanta Hawks. Finally, the Chicago Bulls took advantage of the Brooklyn Nets sitting basically everyone to claim the No. 8 seed with a 112-73win.

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That leaves the 41-41 Miami Heat in the lottery, as Chicago owns the tiebreaker.

The Celtics will host the Bulls in the first round, while the Cavaliers host the Pacers. The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday.

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