It ends the longest NBA and the best comes. This week ends the regular phase of 82 games for each of the 30 franchises divided into two conferences, and there are already qualified teams, others eliminated and the rest fighting for their place in the playoffs.
Ole will analyze each conference, especially the teams that have Argentines in their ranks.
Miami (51-28), Boston (49-30), milwaukee (48-30) and philadelphia (48-30) have already secured their playoff spots. As an anecdotal fact: Miami has already won its division (Southeast) while Milwaukee (Central) is one win away from doing so. However, doing so does not offer them any extra advantage, but rather depends on their position in the conference..
Despite DT Erik Spoelstra’s feud with Jimmy Butler, Miami is far from the East.
Precisely with the Bucks, the hope of those who want to support Argentines for the title is reborn. As announced in the United States, Luca Vildoza will reach the franchise for the playoffs due to injury to point guard George Hill. So stay tuned with the defender of the title and the arrival of the man from Mar del Plata.
What happens immediately with the rest? Taking into account the games tonight on Tuesday, Chicago (45-33) clinches the playoffs if they beat Milwaukee or if Cleveland (43-36) loses to Orlando (20-59).
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the figure of Milwaukee, MVP of the last final.
toronto (45-33) enters if they beat Atlanta (41-37) and Cleveland loses. Precisely, the Cavaliers today they can be stuck in the Play-in if they lose and Toronto wins. Finally, Atlanta it also remains in the Play-in if it loses.
They are already removed: New York, Washington, Indiana, Detroit and Orlando.
Eastern Conference Standings
phoenix (62-16) not only secured the playoffs, but the conference title and 1 in the regular phase. In other words, the runner-up of last season will be local in all the series that he stars in. They follow it and have already qualified: memphis (55-23), Golden State (50-29) and Dallas (49-30).
Phoenix is the best in the regular phase.
The one with the most chances of being added to the previous group is Denver (47-32), which enters if you beat Saint Anthony (33-45) and Minnesota (45-34) falls with Washington (34-44). The team that has Facundo Campazzo but they do not use it (Will Barton, Monte Morris, Bryn Forbes, Bones Hyland and Davon Reed are the first options; the Argentine has not seen minutes for four games, clearly he is looking for another destination) he has a playoff destination.
Then continue Utah (46-32), which also depends on a victory, to Memphis (55-23), and a defeat to Minnesota. The Timberwolveswhere he plays Leandro Bolmarowhom they are taking little by little, stay in Play-in if they lose and Denver and Utah win.
Campazzo hardly ever plays in Denver anymore.
The eighth of the conference, Los Angeles Clippers (39-40) is already in the Play-in. New Orleans (34-44) is assured if they beat Sacramento (29-50) or the Lakers (39-40) lose to Phoenix (62-16). Saint Anthony (33-45) also goes to the Play-in with a win against Denver and a loss to the Lakers. The angelenos they are eliminated if they lose and San Antonio wins.
Without possibilities are: Sacrament, Portland, Oklahoma and houston.
Western Conference standings
What is Play-in?
There was talk of playoffs and play-in. Because? Since a couple of seasons the classification system changed to playoffs. Before, the best eight from each conference went, and now six from each go directly (that is, 12). The rest is defined in the Play-in.
This instance is a playoff in which he plays the 7th vs. the 8th of each conference, being the winner who qualifies for the playoffs. The loser then faces the winner of the 9th vs. 10° from the same conference, and whoever wins gets the eighth ticket. The one with the best ranking in the regular phase is always local.
This is how the playoffs are today
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