Remaining West scenarios, 4/14

This should have you covered for all remaining playoff scenarios for the 2, 3, 5 and 6 seeds in the west.

Remaining schedule
Tuesday: Clippers at Suns, 9:30
Wednesday: Jazz at Rockets, 7:00; Spurs at Pelicans, 7:00; Pacers at Grizzlies, 8:30.

Note: The Pelicans scenario to make the playoffs is laid out below, but the game matters to them. The Pacers can still make the playoffs. They host Washington on Tuesday, which would help clear up their scenarios. The Pacers will not be eliminated before their game against the Grizzlies.

The Clippers cannot be the 6 seed, so they have already clinched homecourt advantage in the first round. Now to the scenarios.

– If LAC wins at PHX on Tuesday, they will be the 2 or 3 seed.

All 4 teams win their finales, then SA 2, LAC 3, HOU 5, MEM 6
All 4 teams lose their finales, then SA 2, LAC 3, HOU 5, MEM 6
SA win, LAC loss, Hou loss, Mem loss:SA 2, LAC 3, HOU 5, MEM 6
SA win, LAC win, Hou loss, Mem loss:SA 2, LAC 3, HOU 5, MEM 6
SA win, LAC win, Hou win, Mem loss:SA 2, LAC 3, HOU 5, MEM 6
SA win, LAC win, Hou loss, Mem win:SA 2, LAC 3, MEM 5, HOU 6
SA win, LAC loss, Hou win, Mem win:SA 2, HOU 3, LAC 5, MEM 6
SA win, LAC loss, Hou win, Mem loss:SA 2, HOU 3, LAC 5, MEM 6
SA win, LAC loss, Hou loss, Mem win:SA 2, LAC 3, MEM 5, HOU 6
SA loss, LAC win, Hou win, Mem win:HOU 2, LAC 3, MEM 5, SA 6
SA loss, LAC win, Hou win, Mem loss:HOU 2, LAC 3, SA 5, MEM 6
SA loss, LAC loss, Hou win, Mem loss:HOU 2, LAC 3, SA 5, MEM 6
SA loss, LAC loss, Hou loss, Mem win:SA 2, LAC 3, MEM 5, HOU 6
SA loss, LAC win, Hou loss, Mem loss:LAC 2, SA 3, HOU 5, MEM 6
SA loss, LAC win, Hou loss, Mem win:LAC 2, SA 3, MEM 5, HOU 6
SA loss, LAC loss, Hou win, Mem win:HOU 2, LAC 3, MEM 5, SA 6

The eighth seed is much simpler since the Pelicans hold the tiebreaker over the Thunder.

New Orleans makes the playoffs as the 8 seed with a win or a Thunder loss. The Thunder get the 8 seed only if they win AND the Pelicans lose. Both games, Spurs at Pelicans and Thunder at Timberwolves, will tip off at 7:00 pm.

Overall standings:

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2 thoughts on “Remaining West scenarios, 4/14

  1. Pingback: Who Do You Want The Houston Rockets To Play In Playoffs?

  2. this is the best breakdown I’ve seen on the web so far. Looks like there is upside to almost every scenario for the Rockets… as long as they beat Utah tomorrow. Lose, and things could get ugly. great job and thank you for laying out all the scenarios, Wex!

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