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April 14, 2010

Updated playoff scenarios

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bradford Doolittle @ 10:32 am

Down to the last night of the NBA season and more than half of the league’s playoff seedings are still up in the air. The situation clarified slightly last night with Chicago’s won over Boston, which locked the Celtics into fourth in the East, behind third-place Atlanta. Charlotte is slotted at No. 7, so we know the Bobcats will be playing the Magic in the first round. We also know the Lakers and Thunder will tussle in the West’s opening round. Beyond that, it all comes down to tonight. Here’s is today’s NBA press release outlining the various scenarios:


2010 NBA Playoff Scenarios

(Updated through Games of Tuesday, April 13, 2010)

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1.  CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

2.  ORLANDO MAGIC

3.  ATLANTA HAWKS

4.  BOSTON CELTICS

5.  Milwaukee or Miami

6.  Miami or Milwaukee

7.  CHARLOTTE BOBCATS

8.  Chicago or Toronto

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1.  LOS ANGELES LAKERS

2.  Dallas or Utah

3.  Utah, Dallas or Phoenix

4.  Phoenix or Denver

5.  Denver or Utah

6.  Portland or San Antonio

7.  San Antonio or Portland

8.  OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

EASTERN

Miami will be seeded:

  • #5 if Heat wins OR Bucks lose
  • #6 if Heat loses and Bucks win

Milwaukee will be seeded:

  • #5 if Bucks win and Heat loses
  • #6 if Bucks lose OR Heat wins

Chicago will be seeded:

  • #8 if Bulls win OR Raptors lose

Toronto will be seeded:

  • #8 if Raptors win and Bulls lose

 

WESTERN

Denver wins the Northwest Division if Jazz lose

Utah wins the Northwest Division if Jazz wins

Dallas will be seeded:

  • #2 if Mavericks win OR Jazz loses
  • #3 if Mavericks lose and Jazz wins

Utah will be seeded:

  • #2 if Jazz wins and Mavericks lose
  • #3 if Jazz wins and Mavericks win
  • #5 if Jazz loses

Phoenix will be seeded:

  • #3 if Suns win
  • #4 if Suns lose

Denver will be seeded:

  • #4 if Jazz loses
  • #5 if Jazz wins

Portland will be seeded:

  • #6 if Blazers win OR Spurs lose
  • #7 if Blazers lose and Spurs win

San Antonio will be seeded:

  • #6 if Spurs win and Blazers lose
  • #7 if Spurs lose OR Blazers win

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