The Bucks, Celtics, 76ers, Cavaliers, Knicks, and Nets all have a lock on a spot in the postseason in the Eastern Conference. This means that the picture is set for the postseason in that conference.
The play-in tournament is about to get underway, and the first two matchups are the Raptors (#9) and the Bulls (#10). The Heat are ranked seventh, while the Hawks are ranked eighth.
In the meanwhile, the seedings for the Western Conference have not yet been established. Four teams—the Nuggets, the Grizzlies, the Kings, and the Suns—are the only ones who can be absolutely certain of making the playoffs right now.
A recent victory over the Kings allowed the Warriors to improve their record to 43-38 and maintain their fifth-place position in the standings. In order to wrap off their regular season, the reigning champs will pay a visit to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers.
The Lakers move into the seventh position in the Western Conference with a record of 42-39 after a victory over the Suns on Saturday. This puts them ahead of the Pelicans, who have a record that is identical to the Lakers’.
There are still a lot of things that haven’t been decided in the Western Conference, despite the fact that there are just two game days left in the regular season.
As a result of the Bucks playing with a depleted roster, the Grizzlies were able to capitalize on the situation and secure the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
Jaren Jackson had the most points for Memphis with 36, shooting 12-for-18 and making five three-pointers among his attempts. In addition to that, the candidate for Defensive Player of the Year grabbed four boards, blocked three shots, and stole a ball.