Schedule Breakdowns for NBA Playoff Contenders

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Schedule Breakdowns for NBA Playoff Contenders
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The road into the postseason isn't balanced from here.

There's only one quarter left in the NBA's regular season and the difficulty of a team's remaining schedule has become a factor.

The breakdown offers insight for how the NBA playoffs may take shape.

Heading into the final stage of the season, only 17 teams remain in play for the 16 available playoff spots between both conferences.

The Eastern Conference is simply a battle of positioning now, as the final playoff spot boasts a seven-game buffer. The Los Angeles Lakers look to be the only Western Conference squad capable of intruding into the current playoff picture.

With just over 20 games remaining for each team, seeding for home court becomes the greatest intrigue.

Some teams have a tougher go than others due to road schedules and difficulty of opponents.

 

All stats and records are current prior to games played on March 5. The site playoffstatus.com was used to determine opponent's winning percentage for remaining games.

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