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2014 NBA playoffs: Current projected matchups

SI Now: Why the Mavs and Grizz want to win and the Nets want to lose
On Wednesday's SI Now, SI senior writer Chris Mannix looks at the playoff implications of some of the final regular season games tonight as the Mavericks and Grizzlies try to avoid the Spurs and the Nets aim for a matchup with the Raptors.

With one day remaining in the NBA regular season, SI.com is providing daily projections of the eight first-round matchups of the NBA playoffs. For a breakdown of what's at stake on the final day of the NBA season, click here.

The 16-team playoff field is now locked, but seven games have playoff seeding implications Wednesday night, highlighted by Mavericks-Grizzlies, which will decided the West's No. 7 seed.

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(All matchups updated through April 15)

Projected NBA Playoff Matchups
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
1 Indiana
PACERS
8 Atlanta
HAWKS
Season series tied 2-2
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
1 San Antonio
SPURS
8 Memphis
GRIZZLIES
San Antonio won the season series 4-0
 
2 Miami
HEAT
7 Charlotte
BOBCATS
Miami won the season series 4-0
 
2 Oklahoma City
THUNDER
7 Dallas
MAVERICKS
Dallas won the season series 2-1
 
 
3 Toronto
RAPTORS
6 Washington
WIZARDS
Toronto won the season series 3-1
 
3 Los Angeles
CLIPPERS
6 Golden State
WARRIORS
Season series tied 2-2
 
 
4 Chicago
BULLS
5 Brooklyn
NETS
Chicago won the season series 2-1
 
4 Houston
ROCKETS
5 Portland Trail
BLAZERS
Houston won season series 3-1
 
 

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