NBA Playoffs Update: Rockets on the Brink of Elimination

NBA Playoffs Update: Rockets on the Brink of Elimination

As the NBA regular season winds down towards the playoffs on April 14, the playoff picture in both the Western and Eastern conferences is becoming clearer each day. Daily updates will be provided on the landscape, including magic numbers, strength of schedule, relevant tiebreakers, and the stakes for each day’s slate of games.

In the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Oklahoma City Thunder have all clinched playoff berths, with teams like the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and Phoenix Suns vying for positioning. The Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors are also in the mix as they fight for a spot in the playoffs.

In a key matchup, the Houston Rockets will take on the Dallas Mavericks, with the Rockets facing elimination from postseason contention with a loss. The Minnesota Timberwolves will also look to clinch a top-three seed as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers. In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics have clinched the number one seed, with teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Orlando Magic jockeying for position.

In Sunday’s games, matchups like the Cavaliers vs. Clippers and Knicks vs. Bucks will have playoff implications as teams fight for seeding and home-court advantage. With the regular season coming to a close, every game becomes crucial as teams look to secure their spot in the postseason.

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