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A look at the NBA playoff picture

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 16, 2014 at 10:27 am •  Published: April 16, 2014
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A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season:

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EAST UPDATE

How is New York not in the playoffs? Even without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks beat Brooklyn on Tuesday night — their third double-digit win over the Nets this season.

And that means five seedings will be decided on the season's final night.

Indiana is No. 1, Miami is No. 2 and Atlanta is No. 8. Brooklyn could have wrapped up No. 5 on Tuesday.

Toronto controls its destiny for No. 3, Brooklyn can still win to get No. 5 and Washington can ensure it finishes no worse than No. 6 with a victory.

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WEST UPDATE

More end-of-season madness awaits: Four seedings are undecided.

San Antonio is No. 1, Houston is No. 4, Portland is No. 5 and Golden State is No. 6.

The Clippers could have settled two more seeds if they had lost Tuesday night, but their win over Denver kept them alive in the race with Oklahoma City for No. 2.

Those controlling their fates on the season's final night: Oklahoma City in the race for No. 2, and Dallas and Memphis in the race for No. 7 — which works out nicely, since they play one another.

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WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

Indiana at Orlando: Pacers could finish 21-20 on road.

Chicago at Charlotte: Bulls would be No. 3 with win and Toronto loss. Would be seeded No. 4 with loss or Toronto win. Charlotte would be No. 6 with a win and a Wizards loss; 7th otherwise.

Washington at Boston: Wizards would be No. 5 with a win and a Nets loss; No. 6 with a win and Nets win; No. 7 with a loss and a Charlotte win.

Houston at New Orleans: No playoff relevance. Read: Lots of backups.

Brooklyn at Cleveland: Nets would be No. 5 with win, though they don't seem overly concerned.

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