A little less than a month remains in the NBA regular season, and while the playoff picture is beginning to take shape, there are plenty of tight races to keep an eye on in both the Eastern and Western Conferences.
Who will make the playoffs? Who is set to match up? For a snapshot of the playoff picture, take a look at the standings below as well as the playoff bracket if the season were to end today.
Standings reflect games played through March 24.
Eastern Conference playoff picture
Western Conference playoff picture
|4. Trail Blazers||45-27||.625||4.5|
* - Clinched Playoff Berth
If the playoffs began today…
(1) Bucks vs. (8) Heat
Bucks have won the season series 3-1.
(2) Raptors vs. (7) Pistons
Pistons swept the season series 3-0.
(3) 76ers vs. (6) Nets
Nets lead the season series 2-1 with a game remaining (March 28).
(4) Pacers vs. (5) Celtics
Series is tied 1-1 with 2 games remaining on (March 30, April 6)
On the outside looking in: Magic, Hornets
(1) Warriors vs. (8) Spurs
Spurs have won the season series 2-1.
(2) Nuggets vs. (7) Jazz
Jazz lead the season series 2-1 with one game remaining (April 9).
(3) Rockets vs. (6) Thunder
Thunder lead the season series 2-1 with one game remaining (April 9).
(4) Blazers vs. (5) Clippers
Blazers have won the season series 3-1.
On the outside looking in: Kings