The Golden Order Warriors overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat the Utah Jazz on Saturday, and in doing so that they clinched a playoff set aside. The Warriors are on the second the West’s No. 3 seed, one game up on No. 4 Dallas. 

In the East, the Atlanta Hawks scored a mountainous capture over the Brooklyn Nets. With the capture, Atlanta jumps to the No. 8 seed whereas the Nets fall to No. 10. The Nets bag sealed their play-in fate, which arrangement they mathematically can’t rise into the cease six and nor can they fall out of the cease 10. 

We’re going to be keeping shut tabs on the playoff bustle with day after day updates the remainder of the arrangement in which. Under is the set aside things stand entering play on Sunday, April 3.

NOTE: Our SportsLine mannequin, developed by predictive recordsdata engineer Stephen Oh, simulates the total season 10,000 cases and is continuously updating to replicate altering conditions to make potentially the most just and precise projections seemingly

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Phoenix Suns

Phoenix has clinched the No. 1 total seed. 

  • Latest first-spherical matchup:  TBD (play-in results)  

2. Memphis Grizzlies 

The Grizzlies bag clinched the No. 2 seed. 

  • Latest first-spherical matchup:  Timberwolves vs. Clippers play-in winner

3. Golden Order Warriors

The Warriors picked up a mountainous victory over the Jazz on Saturday to remain one game up on No. 4 Dallas with four to play. With the capture, the Warriors now lead the No. 5 Jazz by three games with four to play and the tiebreaker secured, so it be practically a done deal that Utah is no longer going to pass Golden Order. The ideal exact chance to removing the Warriors from the cease four is the No. 6 Nuggets, who path the Warriors by two games with the tiebreaker in hand. The Warriors bag clinched a playoff set aside. 

  • Projected seed:  3
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: Nuggets
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Mavericks: Dallas has clinched with 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Jazz: Warriors bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Denver:  Nuggets bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit

4. Dallas Mavericks 

The Mavericks inexplicably lost to the Wizards by 32 points on Friday and dwell one game again of the No. 3 Warriors with four to play. The Mavericks lead the No. 5 Jazz and No. 6 Nuggets by two games. The Mavericks bag clinched a playoff set aside. 

  • Projected seed:  4
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: Jazz
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Warriors: Dallas has clinched with 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Jazz: Utah on the second owns as division leader (season sequence tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Nuggets: Dallas has clinched with 2-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Timberwolves: Dallas has clinched through conference file (season sequence tied 2-2)

5. Utah Jazz 

The Jazz blew one other mountainous lead, this time a 21-pointer to the Warriors on Saturday. Utah is now an efficient four games again of Golden Order with four to play. The Jazz path the No. 4 Mavericks by two games and are tied with the No. 6 Nuggets. Utah might mathematically fall into the play-in still, as it leads the No. 7 Timberwolves by proper two games with four to play, though the Jazz cease bear the tiebreaker. 

  • Projected seed:  5
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: Mavericks
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Warriors: Warriors bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Mavericks: Utah on the second owns as division leader (season sequence tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Nuggets: Jazz bag clinched with 4-0 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Timberwolves: Jazz bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit

6. Denver Nuggets 

The Nuggets are tied with the No. 5 Jazz after Utah’s loss to Golden Order on Saturday (Utah has sealed tiebreaker). The Nuggets are an efficient three games again of the No. 4 Mavericks. Most importantly, the Nuggets are looking out to discontinuance out of the play-in; they leads the No. 7 Timberwolves by two games with four to play and Minnesota has the tiebreaker. 

  • Projected seed:  6
  • Latest play-in matchup: Warriors
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Warriors:  Nuggets bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Mavericks: Dallas has clinched with 2-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Jazz: Utah has clinched with 4-0 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Timberwolves: Timberwolves bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit

CURRENT PLAY-IN TEAMS

7. Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves kept a glimmer of hope alive for a high six-seed with a capture over the Nuggets on Friday. Minnesota trails the No. 6  Nuggets and No. 5 Jazz by two games with four to play (tiebreaker recordsdata below). 

  • Projected seed:  7
  • Latest play-in matchup:  Clippers
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Jazz: Utah has clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Nuggets: Timberwolves bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit

8. Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers bag sealed a collection aside in the play-in tourney; they are able to’t rep into the cease six and they are able to’t fall out of the cease 10. They’re practically assured of ending at No. 8 with a 3-game lead on the Pelicans in the loss column with four to play. 

  • Projected seed:  8
  • Latest play-in matchup: Timberwolves
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 9 Pelicans: Novel Orleans has clinched with 3-0 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 10 Lakers: Clippers bag clinched with 4-0 head-to-head profit

9. Novel Orleans Pelicans

Novel Orleans bought a mountainous capture over the Lakers on Friday is two games up on the No. 10 Spurs. Novel Orleans is three games up on the Lakers with 5 to play and the tiebreaker secured. 

  • Projected seed:  9
  • Latest play-in matchup: Spurs
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 10 Spurs: San Antonio has clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 11 Lakers: Pelicans bag clinched through 3-0 head-to-head profit

10. San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs are one game up on the Lakers with the tiebreaker secured. The Spurs path the No. 9 Pelicans by two games with 5 to play and the tiebreaker secured. 

  • Projected seed: 10
  • Latest play-in matchup:  Pelicans
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 9 Pelicans: San Antonio has clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 11 Lakers: San Antonio has clinched tiebreaker through conference file

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

  • Los Angeles Lakers: Path No. 10 San Antonio by one in loss column with 5 to play (Spurs bear tiebreaker). 

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Trae Younger and the surging Hawks bag moved up to eighth in the East standings.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Miami Heat

The Heat lead the No. 2 Bucks by one in the loss column with the tiebreaker on the second in their desire through conference file. The Heat bag a two-loss lead over the No. 3 Celtics and No. 4 Sixers with four games to play. The Heat bag clinched a playoff set aside, and a capture over Toronto on Sunday would bag a high-four seed. 

  • Projected seed:  1
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: TBD (play-in results)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 2 Milwaukee: Heat on the second bear through conference file (season sequence 2-2, both groups main division)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Boston: Celtics bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Philadelphia: Heat on the second bear as division leader (season sequence tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreakers over No. 5 Toronto: Raptors lead season sequence 2-1 with head-to-head final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Chicago:  Heat bag clinched through 3-0 head-to-head profit with one matchup final

2. Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks path the No. 1 Heat by one in the loss column (lead is successfully two on the second for Miami as it has the tiebreaker through conference file, however that might change). The Bucks lead the No. 3 Celtics and No. 4 Sixers by one in the loss column; they still bag one game vs. Boston left in a game that might seal the tiebreaker for Boston. Milwaukee has clinched a playoff set aside. 

  • Projected seed:  2
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: Cavs vs. Hawks play-in winner
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 1 Miami: Miami on the second owns through conference file (season sequence 2-2, both groups main division)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Boston:  Bucks path season sequence 2-1 with one game final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Philadelphia: Bucks bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Chicago: Bucks lead season sequence 2-0 with two games final

3. Boston Celtics

The Celtics are tied in the loss column with the No. 4 Sixers. They’re one again of No. 2 Milwaukee and two again of No. 1 Miami. Boston has one extra game vs. Milwaukee. Boston leads No. 5 Toronto by two games and No. 6 Chicago by three with 5 to head. The Celtics bag clinched a playoff set aside. 

  • Projected seed:  3
  • Latest first-spherical matchup:  Bulls
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 1 Miami: Celtics bag clinched through 2-0 head-to-head profit with one matchup left
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 2 Milwaukee:  Celtics lead season sequence 2-1 with one game final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Philadelphia:  Celtics on the second bear with better Atlantic division file (head-to-head tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Toronto: Boston on the second owns as Atlantic division leader
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Chicago:  Season sequence tied 1-1 with one game final

4. Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers are tied in the loss column with the No. 3 Celtics and are one again of the No. 2 Bucks. The Sixers path the No. 1 Heat by two in the loss column. The Sixers are two up on the No. 5 Raptors with one head-to-head matchup final, which might bag the tiebreaker for Toronto. If the Sixers and Celtics carried out tied, being that they are both in the Atlantic Division and the season sequence is tied 2-2, the following tiebreaker would be division file, which would dash to Boston on the second (9-7 vs. 6-9 for Philly). 

  • Projected seed:  4
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: Raptors
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 1 Miami: Miami on the second owns through conference file (season sequence tied 2-2, both groups main division)  
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 2 Milwaukee: Bucks bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Boston:  Boston on the second owns with better Atlantic division file (head-to-head tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Toronto: Raptors lead season sequence 2-1 with one head-to-head final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Chicago:  Sixers bag clinched through 4-0 head-to-head profit

5. Toronto Raptors  

The Raptors are three games ahead of the No. 7 Cavs with 5 to play, so a high-six seed feels be pleased a upright bet. The Raptors are on up on the No. 6 Bulls (Chicago has clinched the tiebreaker). The Raptors are two again of No. 4 Philadelphia with one head-to-head matchup final (April 7), which might seal the tiebreaker for Toronto. SportsLine projections bag the Raptors ending as the No. 5 seed. 

  • Projected seed:  5
  • Latest play-in matchup:  76ers
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Boston: Celtics on the second bear as Atlantic division leader
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Philadelphia: Raptors lead season sequence 2-1 with one head-to-head final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Chicago: Chicago has clinched tiebreaker through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Cleveland:  Cavs bag clinched through 3-0 head-to-head profit with game final

6. Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are one again of No. 5 Toronto and two up on No. 7 Cleveland with four games to play. The Bulls bear the tiebreaker over the Cavs, so a high-six seed feels moderately bag. The Bulls trails No. 4 Philadelphia and No, 3 Boston by three games with one game in opposition to the Celtics final (April 6). SportsLine projections bag Chicago ending as the No. 6 seed. 

  • Projected seed:  6
  • Latest first-spherical matchup: Celtics
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 1 Miami:  Heat bag clinched through 3-0 head-to-head profit with one matchup final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 2 Milwaukee:  Bulls path season sequence 2-0 with two games final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 3 Philadelphia: Sixers bag clinched through 4-0 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 4 Boston:  Season sequence tied 1-1 with one game final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Toronto: Chicago has clinched tiebreaker through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Cleveland: Chicago has clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit

CURRENT PLAY-IN TEAMS

7. Cleveland Cavaliers 

The Cavaliers are two games again of the No. 6 Bulls (Chicago has the tiebreaker). The Cavs bag a two-game lead over the No. 8 Hawks with four to play (Atlanta owns tiebreaker). 

  • Projected seed:  7
  • Latest first-spherical matchup:  Hawks
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 5 Toronto:  Cavs bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 6 Chicago: Bulls bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 8 Atlanta: Hawks bag clinched through 3-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 9 Charlotte: Cleveland on the second bear through conference file (season sequence tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 10 Brooklyn: Nets lead season sequence 2-1 with one matchup final

8. Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks defeated the Nets on Saturday to rep claim on the No. 8 seed, one game up on both No. 9 Charlotte and No. 10 Brooklyn with four to play. The Hawks trails the No. 7 Cavs by two with the tiebreaker secured. SportsLine projection still bag the Hawks falling below Brooklyn and ending up in the No. 9 seed. 

  • Projected seed:  9
  • Latest play-in matchup:  Cavs
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 8 Brooklyn:  Nets bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit with one game final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 9 Charlotte:  Charlotte on the second owns through conference capture share

9. Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets are tied with the No. 10 Nets (Charlotte had secured tiebreaker) and path the No. 8 Hawks by one with four to play. The Hornets can still mathematically take care of the Cavs, who they path by two games, though Cleveland on the second owns the tiebreaker. The Hornets are locked into the play-in, which arrangement they are able to’t rise above No. 7 and they are able to’t fall below No. 10. SportsLine projections bag Charlotte ending up as the No. 10 seed. 

  • Projected seed:  10
  • Latest play-in matchup:  Nets
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Cleveland: Cavs on the second bear through conference file (season sequence tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 8 Atlanta:  Hornets on the second bear through conference file (season sequence tied 2-2)
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 10 Brooklyn:  Hornets bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit

10. Brooklyn Nets 

The Nets fell to Atlanta on Saturday and are now the 10th seed in the East, one game again of Atlanta and tied with No. 9 Charlotte. The Nets are locked into the play-in, which arrangement they are able to’t rise above No. 7 and they are able to’t fall below No. 10. SportsLine projections bag Brooklyn ending up as the No. 8 seed. 

  • Projected seed:  8
  • Latest play-in matchup:  Hornets
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 7 Cleveland:  Nets lead season sequence 2-1 with one matchup final
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 8 Atlanta:  Nets bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit
  • Tiebreaker vs. No. 9 Charlotte:  Hornets bag clinched through 2-1 head-to-head profit

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