NBA Playoffs 2013
The 2013 NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday, April 20. InsideHoops.com will provide complete previews, coverage, and recaps of the entire postseason. The NBA regular season ends Wednesday night, so we'll start previewing the playoffs that night and all day Thursday and Friday.
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As for playoff seeding, the Eastern conference is fairly set, while the West still has a lot of sorting out. All 30 teams play tonight, Wednesday, the final day of the regular season.
2013 Playoff Scenarios
(Updated through Games of Tuesday, April 16, 2013)
1. MIAMI HEAT
2. NEW YORK KNICKS
3. INDIANA PACERS
4. BROOKLYN NETS
5. Chicago or Atlanta
6. Atlanta or Chicago
7. BOSTON CELTICS
8. MILWAUKEE BUCKS
1. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
2. SAN ANTONIO SPURS
3. Denver or LA Clippers
4. LA Clippers or Denver
5. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
6. Golden State or Houston
7. Houston, Golden State or LA Lakers
8. LA Lakers, Utah or Houston
Chicago will be seeded:
#5 if Bulls win or Hawks lose
#6 if Bulls lose and Hawks win
Atlanta will be seeded:
#5 if Hawks win and Bulls lose
#6 if Bulls win or Hawks lose
Denver will be seeded:
#3 if Nuggets win or Clippers lose
#4 if Nuggets lose and Clippers win
LA Clippers will be seeded:
#3 if Clippers win and Nuggets lose.
#4 if Clippers lose or Nuggets win.
LA Clippers will have homecourt in first round:
If Clippers win or Grizzlies lose.
Memphis will have homecourt in first round:
If Grizzlies win and Clippers lose
Golden State will be seeded:
#6 if Warriors win or Rockets lose.
#7 if Warriors lose and Rockets win.
Houston will be seeded:
#6 if Rockets win and Warriors lose.
#7 if Rockets win and Warriors win.
#8 if Rockets lose.
LA Lakers will be seeded:
#7 if Lakers win.
#8 if Lakers lose and Jazz lose.
Utah will be seeded:
#8 if Jazz win and Lakers lose.