The NBA playoff bracket is now set

Apr 13, 2018, 03:53
The NBA playoff bracket is now set

New Orleans saved themselves from a matchup against Houston or Golden State by demolishing San Antonio at home.

But first, we can update this spreadsheet because of Utah's win over Golden State.

The NBA regular season has come to a close and seeding has been determined. But if he appears for Cleveland against NY on Wednesday night, it will mark the first time in James' 15 seasons that he plays in all 82 regular-season games.

A win in the first round as the three seed likely means the Golden State Warriors next. If they lose and the Cavs win, Philly will be fourth. A fourth straight trip by either of those teams alone is far from certain, either.

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Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are all in the starting lineup Wednesday for Toronto at Miami.

Bare with me now as we go ahead and break down the possible playoff scenarios for the Celtics and beyond.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the pieces to match other powerhouse teams in the Western Conference. The Pelicans, Spurs, Thunder, and Timberwolves all now sit at the 5-8 seeds, but the Nuggets, sitting at the nine seed, still have a great chance to get into the playoffs. "That's all you can ask for".

If all three teams win, the Bucks remain in sixth with the Heat and Wizards behind them in that order. The Rockets had an awesome year offensively, ranking second in the National Basketball Association in points per game at 112.8, and averaging the most made threes per game as a team at 15.3.

Out West, it's No. 1 Houston meeting No. 8 Minnesota - which earned its berth by topping Denver in the NBA's first win-and-get-in, lose-and-go-home regular-season finale in 21 years.

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San Antonio lost badly to the Pelicans in New Orleans and saw their seed drop when Oklahoma City beat Memphis as expected.

"The playoffs are about moments, and you just want a chance to have those moments", Miami guard Dwyane Wade said. They would've fallen all the way to No. 8 had the Nuggets defeated the Timberwolves.

If the Timberwolves will win, they will play eigher the Rockets or Warriors in the first round.

There are some rematches from the 2017 playoffs already waiting. The Jazz would hold Game 6 on Friday, April 27 and the series would conclude with Game 7 in Oklahoma City on Sunday, April 29.

In the one way this happens, Portland would face the San Antonio Spurs first round.

Although there's still a lot to be decided on the final night of the NBA's regular season, for the Thunder, one thing became clear on Tuesday night-their opponent in the first round will certainly be either the Jazz or the Rockets.

Though the Spurs struggled to get into 50 wins this season, they still managed to be in the playoffs without Kawhi Leonard.

"It's bigger than all of us", Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said.

The Warriors, most likely without Steph Curry, will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. "Looking forward to that".

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