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The Clippers withstood a 50-point barrage from Stephen Curry on Wednesday to defeat the Warriors and jump into the West’s No. 5 Seed. Golden State fell to No. 6.
The Lakers didn’t play Anthony Davis on a back-to-back and it cost them a loss to the Rockets, leaving L.A. tied in the loss column with No. 11 Utah and No. 12 New Orleans.
Below is a comprehensive snapshot of where things stand in the Western Conference playoff and play-in races entering play on Thursday. 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: Eastern Conference playoff picture
NOTE: Our SportsLine model, developed by predictive data engineer Stephen Oh, simulates the entire season 10,000 times to produce the most unbiased and precise projections imaginable.
Projected seed: 1Current first-round matchup: TBDTiebreaker vs. Memphis: Denver has clinchedTiebreaker vs. Sacramento: Season series tied 1-1 with one to playTiebreaker vs. Phoenix: Denver leads season series 2-0 with two to playProjected seed: 3Current first-round matchup: vs. ClippersTiebreaker vs. Denver: Tied 1-1 with one to playTiebreaker vs. Memphis: Kings currently own via conference win percentage Tiebreaker vs. Phoenix: Suns lead 2-1 with one to playTiebreaker vs. Golden State: Warriors lead 2-1 with one to playProjected seed: 2Current first-round matchup: vs. Timberwolves-Thunder play-in winnerTiebreaker vs. Denver: Nuggets have clinchedTiebreaker vs. Sacramento: Kings currently own via conference recordTiebreaker vs….
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Author : Brad Botkin
Publish date : 2023-03-16 14:28:22
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