SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs clinched their 21st uninterrupted playoff berth on Monday night, though their seeding for a Western Conference playoffs stays really most in a atmosphere headed into Wednesday night’s unchanging deteriorate culmination during New Orleans, a group also fighting for playoff positioning.
According to a NBA, a Spurs can finish between a fourth and eighth seeds.
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The fourth seed and homecourt advantage in a initial turn would seem to be a longest shot for San Antonio since it would need a Spurs to kick a Pelicans; and Memphis to kick Oklahoma City.
The Grizzlies have been one of a misfortune teams in a joining this deteriorate and a Thunder are also seeking to urge their playoff seed.
There are 4 combinations of formula that would give a Spurs possibly a fifth, sixth or seventh seed.
A win opposite New Orleans doesn’t pledge San Antonio a fifth seed, though a detriment to New Orleans means they can finish no aloft than a sixth seed.
A detriment can also dump them to seventh, where they would face a fortifying champion Warriors in a initial round.
The worst-case unfolding for San Antonio would be descending to a eighth seed and confronting Houston in Round 1.
Yes, a Spurs kick a Rockets in final year’s playoffs, though that Houston group did not have Chris Paul and this year’s Spurs group has played probably all year but Kawhi Leonard.
There are dual combinations of results that would land a Spurs in the eighth seed.
The easiest approach for San Antonio to equivocate this situation, besides winning their possess game, would be for Minnesota to kick Denver.
(THE IMAGE HERE IS A SPREADSHEET OF POSSIBLE SEEDINGS BASED ON THE OUTCOMES OF FOUR GAMES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT: SAN ANTONIO AT NEW ORLEANS, DENVER AT MINNESOTA, MEMPHIS AT OKC, AND UTAH AT PORTLAND. COURTESY: NBA)
According to a NBA, there is no unfolding where San Antonio would tumble to eighth if a Timberwolves kick a Nuggets.
If Denver beats Minnesota and a Spurs lose, a chances would be auspicious that San Antonio would start a playoffs in Houston.
The full report for a initial turn of a 2018 NBA Playoffs will be expelled Wednesday night.
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