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Cavs open NBA Playoffs at home against Indiana

13 April 2018, 03:52 | Donald Newman

'The Starters' Tell Us About The Season's Best And Reveal Their NBA Playoff Picks

TV Ratings: NBA Season Wraps Most-Watched Season in 4 Years

The BayHawks' season ended on Friday with a loss in the G League's Eastern Conference Finals.

We already knew the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors were the top seeds in each conference, but numerous other seeds were still up for grabs.

Steve and Erik explore the Eastern Conference, and what chance the rest of the playoff teams have against Cleveland.

The Minnesota Timberwolves clinched the final spot in the Western Conference with an overtime win over the Denver Nuggets in a winner-take-all game.

TV Ratings: NBA Season Wraps Most-Watched Season in 4 Years

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.

With AP Photos.The brackets for the National Basketball Association playoffs are set, and some rematches await - including Golden State vs. San Antonio.

The 76ers and Cavaliers, the 3 and 4 seed respectively, have a chance to flip-flop their spots, only being separated by one game, with two games to play.

San Antonio lost badly to the Pelicans in New Orleans and saw their seed drop when Oklahoma City beat Memphis as expected.

Facing New Orleans is a better result. Those new players with LeBron James are all unproven in the postseason, so LeBron will have to test his guys and help make plays for them.

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.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shows off his championship ring before their game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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