Re: Jazz qualify for playoffs, get last spot in West
As for the playoffs, they will likely begin for the Jazz either Saturday or Sunday in San Antonio or Oklahoma City. The Spurs have clinched the No. 1 spot and the Jazz would meet them if they end up in the No. 8 spot.
However, if Denver loses road games against Oklahoma City on Wednesday and Minnesota on Thursday and the Jazz defeat Portland on Thursday, the Jazz would end up with the No. 7 seed and face Oklahoma City in the first round.
Because of the shortened season, the NBA playoffs are expected to be more condensed than usual with games every other day. That means Jazz fans can expect to see games next week, either Wednesday and Friday or Thursday and Saturday.