For the Blazers, a win earns a playoff berth that bypasses the play-in tournament. The Nuggets, who are already in the clear when it comes to the play-in portion, are in position to finesse their first-round matchup. NBA.com contributor Shaun Powell detailed the decision the Nuggets face on Sunday.
Following this weekend’s delayed festivities for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame process, the members of the 2021 entered the spotlight on Sunday. Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Rick Adelman was included in a group of three coaches set to enter the Hall of Fame later this year. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered the list of inductees earlier today.
The Denver Nuggets (47-24) wrapped up a top-four seed just under a week ago, and they’re one of a few teams that have yet to solidify their seeding on the final day of the regular season. One of the other teams is the Portland Trail Blazers (41-30) who are currently in sixth place due to a tie-breaker win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Depending on the results of this game, a lot of moving could occur.