Indiana could still claim the No. seed by winning its last two, if Miami also loses to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Visa Center, and Philadelphia could still climb to No.
And so now, after starting Nunn in all 66 games he played this season, Spoelstra faces an interesting choice for postseason: Should Nunn, Dragic or Herro start alongside Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo and Crowder? It wouldn’t be surprising if Spoestra went back to Nunn, who will be available for Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City if he gets another negative COVID test result before the 8 p.m. tipoff.
Memphis, Portland, San Antonio and Phoenix — the still-unbeaten-in-the-bubble, 6-0 at Disney Suns — are the last four teams standing in the race for the last West spot. The margin between the eighth-place Grizzlies and 11th-place Spurs, entering Tuesday, is just one game, and all four clubs have two games remaining. All four teams play Tuesday.