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With the 2014-15 NBA regular season coming to a close, the race for the playoffs is heating up. Below, SI.com has postseason projections of all eight first-round matchups if the season ended today, along with a breakdown of the teams on the outside looking in.

Last updated on April 13.

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  • Eastern Conference
    [1] ATLANTA
    RECORD: 60-21
    VS
    [8] Indiana
    RECORD: 38-43
     
    [2] CLEVELAND
    RECORD: 52-29
    VS
    [7] BOSTON
    RECORD: 39-42
     
    [3] Chicago
    RECORD: 49-32
    VS
    [6] MILWAUKEE
    RECORD: 41-40
     
    [4] Toronto
    RECORD: 48-33
    VS
    [5] WASHINGTON
    RECORD: 46-35
    IN THE HUNT
    # TEAM GAMES BACK
    9 Brooklyn 1
  • Western Conference
    [1] GOLDEN STATE
    RECORD: 66-15
    VS
    [8] NEW ORLEANS
    RECORD: 44-37
     
    [2] Los Angeles
    RECORD: 56-26
    VS
    [7] DALLAS
    RECORD: 49-32
     
    [3] San Antonio
    RECORD: 55-26
    VS
    [6] Memphis
    RECORD: 54-27
     
    [4] PORTLAND
    RECORD: 51-30
    VS
    [5] Houston
    RECORD: 55-26
    IN THE HUNT
    # TEAM GAMES BACK
    9 Oklahoma City

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