San Antonio, Indiana hold top seeds as 2014 NBA playoffs field is set
Although a number of seeds are still up for grabs and most of the final match-ups are not yet known, the following teams will compete for the 2014 title.
East: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, Brooklyn, Washington, Charlotte and Atlanta
West: San Antonio, Oklahoma City, L.A. Clippers, Houston, Portland, Golden State, Dallas and Memphis
The Spurs and Pacers have locked up the No. 1 seeds in the West and East, respectively. San Antonio (62-19) has clinched the top overall record and will enjoy homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.
Indiana secured the East's top seed when Miami suffered a 114-93 road loss to Washington on Monday.
If the postseason began today, the match-ups would line up as follows. Note: clinched seeds appear in bold.
No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 Atlanta
No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 Charlotte
No. 3 Toronto vs. No. 6 Washington
No. 4 Chicago vs. No. 5 Brooklyn
No. 1 San Antonio vs. No. 8 Memphis
No. 2 Oklahoma City vs. No. 7 Dallas
No. 3 L.A. Clippers vs. No. 6 Golden State
No. 4 Houston vs. No. 5 Portland
The 14 teams on the outside of the playoffs looking in are as follows...
East: Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Orlando, Boston, Detroit, Cleveland, and New York
West: Utah, L.A. Lakers, Sacramento, New Orleans, Denver, Minnesota, and Phoenix The 2013-14 regular seasons ends on Wednesday. The 2014 playoffs begin this weekend.