Though the NBA’s powerhouses are still a ways away from clinching postseason berths, I think we can all agree that certain teams are all but guaranteed to play into May.
In the West, the teams I’ve already penciled in are the Oklahoma City Thunder, the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks.
Over in the East, I have the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic, the Boston Celtics, the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks.
While these franchises duke it out for home-court advantage, a group of teams on the fringe will be fighting for the final playoff spots in both conferences.
The seventh and eighth seeds in the East and West are very much up for grabs, but which teams will snatch up the final spots and which teams will face an early offseason?
In the video above, I offer up my playoff predictions with only three weeks remaining in the NBA regular season.
If you don’t agree with my selections, please make yourself heard in the comments section below.
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