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Updated Odds in Race for Western Conference Playoffs
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For most of the NBA's 30 teams, their playoff futures are all but set in stone. 

There might be some slight maneuvering up or down the conference standings, but most teams at least have a solid grasp on whether they should be gearing up for the second season or finalizing vacation plans.

Eleven different teams have officially clinched a playoff berth, including the top-five teams in the Western Conference.

But the immediate future of the next six teams on the standings is anything but a certainty. With just six games separating the sixth seed (Golden State Warriors) from the 10th (Dallas Mavericks), the only sure thing is that fans are in for a frenetic race to the finish line for these five clubs.

But which ones will still be standing when the dust settles on April 17?

 

"Hollinger's Playoff Chances" is a module designed by ESPN analyst John Hollinger to predict the odds of an NBA team making the postseason.

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