The final couple weeks of the NBA Regular Season is here. To be fair, the first week is the final in the regular season. The second week is the NBA Play-In Tournament where seeds 7 through 10 in each conference battle for the final two NBA Playoff spots. Check out the regular season games that should be on your radar along with play-in tournament predictions.
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Sunday, April 3
- Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors
- Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers
The fight for the Eastern Conference’s top seed should be tremendous. Miami has a half a game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks. So any game that the Heat could potentially lose is one to watch. The Lakers are in a battle with the Spurs for the 10-seed and a spot in the play-in tournament. The Nuggets are 3 games ahead of the T’Wolves for the 6-seed. The team that ends up with the 7-seed must earn their way in the play-in tournament.
Tuesday, April 5
- Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are just a half a game ahead of the Raptors for the 5-seed. The difference between he 5-seed and 6-seed could be significant in the Eastern Conference depending on where the Bucks, Heat, Celtics, and 76ers finish. Milwaukee must win every time out to ensure they grab the 1-seed. Homecourt could mean something this season now that most pandemic related mandates have been lifted and fans can head to the arenas.
Wednesday, April 6
- Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls
- Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers
Boston has an outside shot at the top seed. Even if they don’t get the top seed, the 2-seed is a nice way to finish the season. We know the Bulls’ situation. They don’t want the 6-seed. If they can, they will want to climb to the 4-seed.
Thursday, April 7
- Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
Celtics versus Bucks could be the final regular season’s most important game. The Celtics are 2 games behind the Heat for the 1-seed and 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for the 2-seed.
Friday, April 8
- Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat
Atlanta should make the play-in tournament. The Heat want the 1-seed. Their grasp is tenuous at best. Winning out ensures the 1-seed. Any stumble and Giannis and the Bucks will be there to grab it.
Saturday, April 9
- Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs want a shot to make the playoffs. So upsetting the Warriors and securing a spot in the play-in tournament will go a long way in ensuring the 10-seed lands on San Antonio.
Sunday, April 10
- Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers
- Miami Heat at Orlando Magic
- Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
- San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks
The Bucks versus Heat throw down for the Eastern Conference Playoffs’ top seed should go down to the final day. Milwaukee plays the Cleveland Cavaliers while the Heat play the Orlando Magic. Both teams should win, but with the 1-seed on the line, who knows? The Lakers and Spurs should lose their final games of the season. The team that wins is likely to secure the 10-seed and final play-in tournament spot.
NBA Play-In Tournament Predictions
The Atlanta Hawks have turned it on in recent weeks. So even though the ATL must battle in the play-in tournament as the 10-seed, expect Trae Young and his mates to dance to the Association’s postseason. The other team that looks good to make the postseason from the play-in tournament are the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn should get better and better the more Kyrie Irving plays.
- Play-In Team 1: Brooklyn Nets
- Play-In Team 2: Atlanta Hawks
The Western Conference Play-In Tournament should follow form. The Minnesota Timberwolves figure to enter the tournament the top seed. The T’Wolves won’t disappoint. The Clippers have already secured a play-in tournament spot. LAC won’t disappoint either and rate as a serious underdog team to watch in the playoffs. Paul George is back and like Kyrie in Brooklyn, PG-13 should get better and better the more time he spends on the court.
- Play-In Team 1: Minnesota Timberwolves
- Play-In Team 2: Los Angeles Clippers
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