The play-in for the eighth seed in the Eastern and the Western conferences has led to a raising of the stakes for some games. The Western Conference is much more competitive for the eighth seed as the "regular season" wraps up in the Orlando bubble with Portland, Phoenix, Memphis, and San Antonio all vying for a spot in the playoffs. SI's Chris Mannix shares his thoughts on the possibility of the NBA making the play-in the norm in future playoffs.
SI Insider: How Will the NBA Handle Playing Next Season?
The NBA campus at Walt Disney World in Orlando has been relatively successful in containing coaches and players from the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the season already greatly delayed, the obvious question is: What happens with next season? SI senior writer Chris Mannix ...read more