Directly beneath the Raptors and Celtics is a battle for third place between the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Just waith for the final buzzer of Wednesday's games. The Pelicans, Spurs, Thunder, and Timberwolves all now sit at the 5-8 seeds, but the Nuggets, sitting at the nine seed, still have a great chance to get into the playoffs.
All 16 teams competing in the playoffs will have at least one global player while the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers lead the way with seven foreign born players on each roster.
Rip City takes a collective sigh of relief after finding out the team avoids Utah in the first round no matter what. Bucks stay in sixth, Heat in seventh, and the Wizards in eighth.
While the Bucks visit the Sixers, Miami hosts Toronto and Washington visits Orlando. The 76ers are going into the playoffs on a 16-game winning streak. A fourth straight Warriors-Cavs matchup is no guarantee.
Miami also owns the tiebreaker over the Wizards because they have a better "divisional winning percentage" (DWP) at.687 (11-5) compared to the Wizards'.533 DWP (8-7), which is subject to change but will not exceed the Heat's DWP. The only uncertainty is who will play each other, as a few teams have a chance to trade seeding positions.
The victor of the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets is for the final playoff spot, and the loser will go home.
If Denver beats the Timberwolves, it can be the No. 6 or No. 7 seed, while a Minnesota win puts it anywhere from sixth to eighth.
As it turns out, there are still many possible seeding arrangements for the other teams involved in the race, however, only the two aforementioned games will have any impact on who the Thunder play in the first round and whether or not they have home court advantage.
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