17/05/2022

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NBA standings: Seeding scenarios, breakdown for final spots in 2021 playoffs

Brace yourselves, basketball lovers. The 2021 NBA playoffs are just about in this article.

There is an additional amount of intrigue this calendar year with the league utilizing a new model of the participate in-in tournament, which was first viewed within the Florida “bubble” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the traditional eight-crew fields in just about every convention, a complete of twenty teams will participate in the postseason.

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With several contenders battling for playoff positioning, the remaining stretch of the normal time should really offer plenty of entertainment. 

This is a snapshot of the current NBA playoff picture, like standings and opportunity matchups for just about every convention.

NBA standings 2021: Eastern Conference

Seed Workforce History Games back again
one. Nets* 42-twenty
two. 76ers forty-21 one.five
three. Bucks 38-23 three.five
four. Knicks 34-28 eight
five. Hawks 34-28 eight
six. Celtics 32-thirty 10
7. Heat 32-thirty 10
eight. Hornets thirty-31 eleven.five
nine. Pacers 29-32 twelve.five
10. Wizards 27-34 fourteen.five
Bulls 26-35 fifteen.five
Raptors 26-36 16
Cavaliers 21-forty twenty.five
Pistons 19-forty three 23
Magic 18-forty three 23.five

*clinched playoff berth

NBA standings 2021: Western Conference

Seed Workforce History Games back again
one. Jazz* 44-seventeen
two. Suns forty three-18 one
three. Clippers forty three-twenty two
four. Nuggets forty-21 four
five. Lakers 36-25 eight
six. Mavericks 34-27 10
7. Trail Blazers 33-28 eleven
eight. Grizzlies 31-29 twelve.five
nine. Spurs 31-29 twelve.five
10. Warriors 31-31 13.five
Pelicans 27-34 seventeen
Kings 25-36 19
Thunder 21-41 23.five
Timberwolves 19-44 26
Rockets fifteen-forty seven 29.five

*clinched playoff berth
Eliminated from playoff rivalry: Rockets, Timberwolves

How does the NBA participate in-in tournament function?

  • The participate in-in tournament will be held after the summary of the 2020-21 normal time and in advance of the start off of the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. The teams that complete Nos. one-six in the standings of just about every convention will be confirmed playoff places, and teams Nos. 7-10 will enter the participate in-in tournament.
  • The No. 7 crew will experience the No. eight crew, and the winner will earn the No. 7 seed in the playoffs. The loser will even now have a single more opportunity to access the playoffs.
  • The No. nine crew will experience the No. 10 crew, and the winner will progress to participate in against the loser of the No. 7 vs. No. eight game. The loser of the No. nine vs. No. 10 game will be eliminated from playoff rivalry.
  • The loser from the No. 7 vs. No. eight game and the winner from the No. nine vs. No. 10 game will then participate in against just about every other. The winner of that game will be the No. eight seed in the playoffs, and the loser will be removed from playoff rivalry.

NBA playoff picture: Seeding breakdowns

(Remaining toughness of schedule via Tankathon and playoff probability via FiveThirtyEight)

Japanese Conference

one. Nets

Remaining online games: 10

Remaining toughness of program: .519

Playoff likelihood: In

two. 76ers

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .419

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

three. Bucks

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .449

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

four. Knicks

Remaining online games: 10

Remaining toughness of program: .534

Playoff likelihood: 88 percent

five. Hawks

Remaining online games: 10

Remaining toughness of program: .488

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

six. Celtics

Remaining online games: 10

Remaining toughness of program: .450

Playoff likelihood: 96 percent

7. Heat

Remaining online games: 10

Remaining toughness of program: .482

Playoff likelihood: 93 percent

eight. Hornets

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .468

Playoff likelihood: 57 percent

nine. Pacers

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .499

Playoff likelihood: 43 percent

10. Wizards

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .493

Playoff likelihood: 8 percent

Western Conference

one. Jazz

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .477

Playoff likelihood: In

two. Suns

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .532

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

three. Clippers

Remaining online games: nine

Remaining toughness of program: .489

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

four. Nuggets

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .520

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

five. Lakers

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .506

Playoff likelihood: 99 percent

six. Mavericks

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .429

Playoff likelihood: 97 percent

7. Trail Blazers

Remaining online games: eleven

Remaining toughness of program: .548

Playoff likelihood: 81 percent

eight. Grizzlies

Remaining online games: twelve

Remaining toughness of program: .419

Playoff likelihood: 63 percent

nine. Spurs

Remaining online games: twelve

Remaining toughness of program: .611

Playoff likelihood: seventeen percent

10. Warriors

Remaining online games: 10

Remaining toughness of program: .448

Playoff likelihood: 38 percent