NBA live playoff picture: Updated standings, clinching scenarios for 2024 bracket on final weekend

The 2024 NBA Playoffs are just around the corner, but there’s still plenty to be decided.

The field of 20 postseason teams is set, but there are still games with high stakes on the final day of the season.

As the 2023-24 NBA season comes to a close, The Sporting News has you covered with updates on the standings, playoff race and daily clinching scenarios below.

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Eastern Conference playoff picture

Seed Team Record Games Back
1. Celtics* 64-18
2. Knicks* 49-32 14.5
3. Bucks* 49-33 15
4. Cavaliers* 48-34 16
5. Magic 47-35 17
6. Pacers 47-35 17
7. 76ers** 47-35 17
8. Heat 46-36 18
9. Bulls** 39-42 24.5
10. Hawks** 36-46 28
Nets 32-50 31
Raptors 25-57 38
Hornets 21-61 43
Wizards 15-67 48
Pistons 14-67 49.5

*clinched NBA Playoff berth

**clinched Play-In Tournament berth

Eliminated from NBA Playoff contention: Nets, Raptors, Hornets, Wizards, Pistons

Western Conference playoff picture

Seed Team Record Games Back
1. Thunder* 56-25
2. Timberwolves* 56-25
3. Nuggets* 56-25
4. Clippers* 51-30 5
5. Mavericks* 50-31 6
6. Pelicans 49-32 7
7. Suns 48-33 8
8. Lakers** 46-35 10
9. Kings** 45-36 11
10. Warriors** 45-36 11
Rockets 40-41 16
Jazz 31-50 25
Grizzlies 27-54 29
Spurs 21-60 35
Trail Blazers 21-60 35

*clinched NBA Playoff berth

**clinched Play-In Tournament berth

Eliminated from NBA Playoff contention: Rockets, Jazz, Grizzlies, Trail Blazers, Spurs 

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NBA daily clinching scenarios

Sunday, April 14

The NBA released the possible scenarios for both conferences heading into Sunday. For the Eastern Conference, that includes three teams — the Bucks, Knicks and Cavaliers — jostling for the No. 2 seed.

Complete Eastern Conference Playoff and Play-In scenarios for tomorrow’s games ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/zGDZlqLTrU

— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 13, 2024

The Western Conference will have three teams battling for the No. 1 seed in the Thunder, Timberwolves and Nuggets.

Complete Western Conference Playoff and Play-In scenarios for tomorrow’s games ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WQ1nLxuiIh

— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 13, 2024

Remaining NBA schedule 2024

Sunday, April 14

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Wizards at Celtics 1 p.m.
Hornets at Cavaliers 1 p.m.
Hawks at Pacers 1 p.m.
Raptors at Heat 1 p.m.
Bulls at Knicks 1 p.m.
Bucks at Magic 1 p.m.
Nets at 76ers 1 p.m.
Nuggets at Grizzlies 3:30 p.m.
Suns at Timberwolves 3:30 p.m.
Lakers at Pelicans 3:30 p.m.
Mavericks at Thunder 3:30 p.m.
Pistons at Spurs 3:30 p.m.
Jazz at Warriors 3:30 p.m.
Rockets at Clippers 3:30 p.m.
Trail Blazers at Kings 3:30 p.m.

2024 NBA Playoff matchups as of April 12

Eastern Conference Playoffs

  • (1) Celtics vs. (8) Play-In Winner
  • (4) Cavaliers vs. (5) Magic
  • (3) Knicks vs. (6) Pacers
  • (2) Bucks vs. (7) Play-In Winner

Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament

  • (7) 76ers vs. (8) Heat
  • (9) Bulls vs. (10) Hawks

Western Conference Playoffs

  • (1) Thunder vs. (8) Play-In Winner
  • (4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks
  • (3) Nuggets vs. (6) Pelicans
  • (2) Timberwolves vs. (7) Play-In Winner

Western Conference Play-In Tournament

  • (7) Suns vs. (8) Lakers
  • (9) Kings vs. (10) Warriors

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