The New York Knicks rallied past the Blazers on Tuesday. Combined with Brooklyn’s loss to Oklahoma City, the Knicks move back into the East’s No. 5 seed.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won 21 of their last 23. The most recent victory came at Phoenix on Tuesday, and it clinched a playoff spot for the Bucks — the first team to do so.
Below is a comprehensive snapshot of where things stand in the Eastern Conference playoff and play-in races entering play on Wednesday. This post will update daily throughout the remainder of the regular season or until all seeds are clinched.
Reminder on how the play-in tournament works: No. 7 plays No. 8 and No. 9 plays No. 10. The winner of the 7-8 game gets the No. 7 seed, while the loser plays the winner of the 9-10 game for the No. 8 seed.
READ: Western Conference playoff picture
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The Bucks are the first team to clinch at least a top-six seed with their win over Phoenix on Tuesday.
Projected seed: 1Current first-round matchup: TBDTiebreaker vs. Boston: Tied 1-1 with one to playTiebreaker vs. Philadelphia: Sixers lead 2-1 with one to play
Boston lost to the Rockets on Monday and now trails Milwaukee by three in the loss column with one matchup remaining. The Celtics are tied in the loss column with No. 3 Philly with the tiebreaker secured.
Projected seed: 2Current first-round matchup: Winner of Heat/Hawks play-inTiebreaker vs. Milwaukee: Tied 1-1 with one to playTiebreaker vs. Philadelphia: Boston clinchedTiebreaker vs. Cleveland: Cavs clinched
The Sixers are tied with No. 2 Boston in the loss column. Boston has the tiebreaker.
Projected seed: 3Current first-round matchup: vs. BrooklynTiebreaker vs. Milwaukee: Tied 1-1 with one to playTiebreaker vs. Philadelphia: Boston clinchedTiebreaker vs. Cleveland: Cavs lead 2-1 with one to play
The Cavs hold a three-loss lead over the No….
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Author : Brad Botkin
Publish date : 2023-03-15 14:09:19
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