NBA playoff picture: Updated matchups, seedings, standings

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There are just days left in the NBA’s regular season, with the playoffs starting Saturday, April 15.

NBA playoff picture: Updated matchups, seedings, standings

There are just days left in the NBA’s regular season, with the playoffs starting Saturday, April 15.

There are just days left in the NBA’s regular season, with the playoffs starting Saturday, April 15.

The Cavs will aim to defend their title, the Warriors will try and reclaim it, the Spurs will try and crash the party again, and the Rockets and Celtics look like intriguing dark horses.

Golden State has clinched the West, and Cleveland looks capable of hanging on to the top seed in the East after Wednesday’s win over Boston. There are still spots up for grabs in the East, and Portland and Denver are fighting for the last place in the West.

As of Friday night, here’s what the playoff matchups would look like.

Eastern Conference

1) Cleveland Cavaliers (5128) vs. 8) Chicago Bulls (3941)

2) Boston Celtics (5129) vs. 7) Indiana Pacers (4040)

3) Toronto Raptors (4931) vs. 6) Milwaukee Bucks (4139)

4) Washington Wizards (4832) vs. 5) Atlanta Hawks (4138)

Boston, Cleveland, Toronto and Washington have clinched playoff spots and home court in the first round. Atlanta and Milwaukee have clinched playoff spots.

Outside looking in: Miami Heat(39-41), Detroit Pistons (3643)

Western Conference

1) Golden State Warriors (6514) vs. 8) Portland Trail Blazers (3940)

2) San Antonio Spurs (6119) vs. 7) Memphis Grizzlies (4337)

3) Houston Rockets (53-26) vs. 6) Oklahoma City Thunder (4534)

4) Utah Jazz (4930) vs. 5) Los Angeles Clippers (4931)

Golden State has clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. San Antonio and Houston have clinched playoff spots and home court in the first round and are locked into their seeds. Utah, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Memphis have clinched playoff spots. Oklahoma City and Memphis are locked into the sixth and seventh seeds.

Outside looking in: Denver Nuggets (3841)

View the full standings here.

This article was originally published on SI.com

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