Complete NBA playoff scenarios entering final night of regular season

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Here’s what I knew about the NBA playoffs entering yesterday’s games:

In the Western Conference, the Rockets are locked in as the No. 1 seed and the Warriors are guaranteed the No. 2 seed. The winner of the Nuggets-Timberwolves game tomorrow will make the playoffs and the loser won’t.

All eight Eastern Conference playoff teams are set. The Raptors will be the No. 1 seed, the Celtics the No. 2 seed and the Pacers the No. 5 seed.

Here’s what I’ve learned since:


It’s still confusing, and yesterday resolved little. Thankfully, the NBA published this handy guide: