NBA Regular Season Winds Down as Playoff Picture Takes Shape

The NBA regular season enters its countdown and both the Eastern Conference as in the West There is still a lot to be resolved these days. The Playoffs They are just around the corner but they are still waiting for the rest of the classifiedswhich will be finalized next week when the Play-In.

Last night, the New York Knicks They sealed their ticket to the Playoffs thanks to the defeat of Miami Heat ante Dallas Mavericks. Today, they occupy third position in the East and already have a guaranteed place among the top six but they still have to add victories to finish on that podium that can give them home advantage in the first two qualifying rounds.

The New York Knicks have already secured their place in the NBA Playoffs.

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NBA Playoffs 2024: all those classified in the Eastern Conference

New York Knicks in this way it is added to those already classified previously Boston Celtics y Milwaukee Bucks. From third to eighth they will fight for the three remaining spots for the Playoffs and the two who do not succeed must play the Play-Inwhere they already have their place assured Chicago Bulls y Atlanta Hawks (ninth and tenth).

  • Boston Celtics (62-17)
  • Milwaukee Bucks (49-31)
  • New York Knicks (47-32)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (47-33)
  • Orlando Magic (46-34)
  • Indiana Pacers (46-34)
  • Philadelphia Sixers (45-35)
  • Miami Heat (44-36)
  • Chicago Bulls (37-42)
  • Atlanta Hawks (36-44)
  • Jimmy Butler’s Miami Heat must play in the NBA Play-In.


    NBA Playoffs 2024: key duel for the top of the West and first confirmed match of the postseason

    Denver Nuggets defeated The Minnesota Timberwolves in a key duel between two teams that aspire to take first place in the Western Conference.

    Los reigning NBA champions Now they depend on themselves to finish the season as first in the West after beating the Wolves in a game that Both were tied at the top of the Conference.

    Nikola Jokic taught a master class with 41 points (impressive 16 of 20 field goals), 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.

    Nikola Jokic, Nuggets figure and NBA regular season MVP candidate.

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    Los Nuggets present a balance of 56-24 while the Wolves are now seconds with a record of 55-25 although, if they end up tied with Denver, they have the tiebreaker criteria in your favor. Nor can they be neglected since the Oklahoma City Thunder They are also third parties with 55-25.

    Luka Doncic He was on the verge of a triple-double (29 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists) and Kyrie Irving added 25 points and Mavericksoverwhelming in this finale of the regular season, achieved their 16th victory in the last 18 games by beating the Miami Heat por 111-92.

    The Mavericks (50-30) are fifth in the West and they already know that they will face the Clippersa rival that has eliminated them twice in the last four seasons but is also one of Doncic’s favorite victims. However, the Texans still choose to take the home court factor since They have within reach the fourth place held by the Clippers (51-29).

  • Denver Nuggets (56-24)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (55-25)
  • Oklahoma Thunder (55-25)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (51-29)
  • Dallas Mavericks (50-30)
  • New Orlean Pelicans (47-32)
  • Phoenix Suns (47-33)
  • Sacramento Kings (45-34)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (45-35)
  • Golden State Warriors (44-35)
  • Luka Doncic, great figure of the Dallas Mavericks.

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    NBA 2024 | How the Play-In is played: teams and format

    The top six teams in each conference advance directly to the Playoffs while The seventh faces the eighth for a place and the loser of this match faces the winner of the duel between the ninth and the tenth for the last ticket.. This instance that has been played since the 2020-2021 season is called Play-In and on this occasion it will be played between Tuesday, April 16 and Friday the 19th.

    With the current positions, the Play-In duels to define the last two classified by Conference would be:

    • Philadelphia Sixers (7) vs Miami Heat (8) (the winner plays in the Playoffs against the second in the regular season; the loser goes against the winner of Bulls vs Hawks for the last ticket)
    • Chicago Bulls (9) vs Atlanta Hawks (10)
    • Phoenix Suns (7) vs Sacramento Kings (8) (the winner plays in the Playoffs against the second in the regular season; the loser goes against the winner of Lakers vs Warriors for the last ticket)
    • Los Angeles Lakers (9) vs Golden State Warriors (10)

    2024-04-11 14:30:33
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