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What's at stake for the 12 teams in action on Monday?

After a busy opening few days of seeding games at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, the action continues with a six-game slate.

The race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference is heating up, thanks to early wins from the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers, while the Memphis Grizzlies have dropped their opening two games.

With six games on deck, which games have the biggest impact? Below, find an updated look at the standings as well as a rundown of what each game means.

Standings entering Aug. 2
EAST WEST
TEAM W L GB Team W L GB
1 x - Milwaukee Bucks 54 13 - 1 x - Los Angeles Lakers 50 15
2 x - Toronto Raptors 47 18 6.0 2 x - LA Clippers 45 21 5.5
3 x - Boston Celtics 44 22 9.5 3 x - Denver Nuggets 43 23 7.5
4 x - Miami Heat 42 24 11.5 4 x - Houston Rockets 42 24 8.5
5 x - Indiana Pacers 40 26 13.5 5 x - Utah Jazz 42 24 8.5
6 x - Philadelphia 76ers 39 27 14.5 6 x - Oklahoma City Thunder 41 24 9.0
7 Orlando Magic 32 35 22 7 x- Dallas Mavericks 40 29 12.0
8 Brooklyn Nets 31 35 22.5 8 Memphis Grizzlies 32 35 19.0
9 Washington Wizards 24 42 29.5 9 San Antonio Spurs 29 36 21.0
10 Portland Trail Blazers 30 38 21.5
11 New Orleans Pelicans 28 38 22.5
12 Sacramento Kings 28 38 22.5
13 Phoenix Suns 28 39 23.0

x - Clinched Playoffs Berth

Race for the eighth seed

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 6:30 p.m., TSN 1/4

With the Dallas Mavericks clinching their playoff berth, that leaves just one remaining spot in the postseason in the Western Conference.

Both the Grizzlies and Pelicans are in search of their first win in the bubble and all eyes will be on the matchup between rookie sensations Ja Morant and Zion Williamson.

If the Pelicans are going to be a threat for the postseason, a win over the Grizzlies will go a long way to get the ball rolling. As it stands, they're 3.5 games back of the eighth seed and neither team can afford to start 0-3 in the bubble.

Get your popcorn ready!

San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 8:00 p.m., TSN 3/5

The Spurs entered the bubble 11th in the Western Conference standings, but after picking up wins in their opening two seeding games they're right in the mix to sneak into the postseason.

Following Sunday's results, they are just 2.0 games back of the Memphis Grizzlies in eighth and half a game in front of the Portland Trail Blazers, who sit 10th in the West.

Meanwhile, the 76ers are in search of their first win in the seeding games, looking to bounce back from their opening defeat at the hands of the Pacers. The 76ers are still in play to secure a top-four finish in the East, but they'll need to start with a win in this game as they're currently 1.0 game back of the Pacers and 3.0 games back of the fourth-seeded Miami Heat.

Figuring out the East

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat, 1:30 p.m., Sportsnet ONE

The Raptors have a firm grip on the second seed in the East, but the Boston Celtics aren't far behind, sitting in third, just 3.5 games back.

Coming off an impressive win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Raptors will be looking to get their first win over the Heat this season, having dopped the previous two encounters.

Miami is in the midst of logjam in the middle of the East, with the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers looking to topple the Heat for the fourth seed. They will be sweating on the availability of Jimmy Butler, who missed their last practice, while Bam Adebayo (quadriceps) and Goran Dragic (back) are both probable.

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards, 4:00 p.m., TSN 1/4

The Pacers' opening seeding-game win over the 76ers clinched the season series (3-1), giving them the tie-breaker over Philly in the race for playoff seeding.

They're currently 2.0 games back of the Miami Heat in fourth, while the Wizards remain outside the playoff picture at 7.0 games back of the Brooklyn Nets.

Washington is 0-2 so far in the seeding games and needs to finish within 4.0 games of the eighth seed to force a play-in situation. Even if the Nets go winless through the rest of the seeding games, the Wizards need to go at least 3-3 in their remaining six games to get to within 4.0 games.

Jockeying for position in the West

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 4:00 p.m., TSN 4

Both teams have secured their spots in the playoffs, but there's plenty of room for movement in the standings out West.

The Nuggets are currently third, with both the Rockets and Jazz just 1.0 game back, while the Thunder are 1.5 games back in sixth. The Nuggets and Thunder split their first two meetings this season, so the result from this matchup could prove vital in determining the final standings via tie-breaker.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m., TSN 1/4

The Lakers have all but stitched up the No.1 seed in the Western Conference, but their main priority is finding chemistry and defining the roles of their supporting cast. Coming off a disappointing loss to the Raptors, expect a bounce back performance from Anthony Davis, who shot just 2-of-7 from the field in 35 minutes.

After dropping their second seeding game to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets' 2-0 start, the Jazz have fallen from the four seed to the fifth seed.

Utah doesn't have time to waste in Orlando and needs to string some wins together, considering the logjam in the middle of the standings. On top of that, the Jazz are on the losing side of the tie-breaker with both the Rockets and Thunder.

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