Four possibilities await the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Playoffs. Since Milwaukee's got things all wrapped up, here's the outlook for the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference, and what Bucks fans should be watching for the next two days as the regular season comes to a close.
Milwaukee takes on Oklahoma City on Wednesday in the regular-season finale. The Thunder need the win to sew up a better spot in the Western Conference, so it's unlikely the Bucks, the only team in the NBA with 60 wins, will go all-out in trying to win that match-up.
Here are the seeding scenarios per NBA.com:
MAGIC WILL BE #8 SEED & PLAY BUCKS IF:
Magic lose, Nets win and Pistons win BOTH of their final two games
PISTONS MAKE PLAYOFFS WITH:
Wins over BOTH Grizzlies & Knicks
Split against Grizzlies and Knicks combined with at least one Hornets loss
Two Hornets losses and at least one Heat loss
*Pistons can only be #7 or #8 seed. They will be the #7 seed if they win BOTH of their final two games combined with a Magic loss AND a Nets win.
HORNETS MAKE PLAYOFFS WITH:
Wins over BOTH Cavs & Magic combined with at least one Pistons loss
Split against Cavs & Magic combined with two Pistons losses and at least one Heat loss
*Hornets can only be a #8 seed
HEAT MAKE PLAYOFFS WITH:
Wins over BOTH 76ers & Nets combined with two Pistons losses and at least one Hornets loss
*Heat can only be a #8 seed
Magic: at Hornets (Wednesday)
Pistons: vs. Grizzlies (Tuesday), at Knicks (Wednesday)
Hornets: at Cavs (Tuesday), vs. Magic (Wednesday)
Heat: vs. Sixers (Tuesday), at Nets (Wednesday)
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