Lakers and Pelicans enter complicated finale with Play-Ins looming

09/Apr/23 08:54 April 9, 2023

Giannis Askounis

09/Apr/23 08:54

Check all possible outcomes for the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Minnesota Timberwolves

By Johnny Askounis/

With the 2022-23 NBA Regular Season coming to an end with 15 NBA Sundays contests, plenty to play for between the fifth and ninth seeds of the Western Conference. The rest of the Playoffs and Play-In pack has been already decided.

Eastern Conference

The Milwaukee Bucks earned the top seed in the East and the second-seeded Boston Celtics will receive a team advancing from the Play-Ins in the first round of the Playoffs. Confirmed pairings are the Philadelphia 76ers versus the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers versus the New York Knicks.


Milwaukee Bucks (1) – Play-In team (8)
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) – New York Knicks (5)
Boston Celtics (2) – Play-In Team (7)
Philadelphia 76ers (3) – Brooklyn Nets (6)


For the seventh seed: Miami HeatAtlanta Hawks (11/4)
Toronto RaptorsChicago Bulls (12/4)
For the eighth seed: Loser of HeatHawks – Winner of RaptorsBulls (14/4)

Western Conference

The Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns landed first through fourth, and the Oklahoma City Thunder tenth. The rest of the Playoffs and Play-In seeds will be decided on the last day of regular-season action.


Denver Nuggets (1) – Play-In team (8)
Phoenix Suns (4) – Fifth seed
Memphis Grizzlies (2) – Play-In Team (7)
Sacramento Kings (3) – Sixth seed


For the seventh seed: 7th seed – 8th (11/4)
9th seed – Oklahoma City Thunder (12/4)
For the eighth seed: Loser of the first game – Winner of the second game (14/4)