NBA Playoffs 2015: Updated Standings, Seeds & Scenarios

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will finish as the top team in the Western Conference. (Getty)

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will finish as the top team in the Western Conference. (Getty)

The NBA regular season schedule concludes just over two weeks from now on Wednesday, April 15th. The 2014-15 NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday, April 18th.

Here is an updated look at how the NBA Playoffs would look if the regular season ended today:

z — Clinched Conference, y — Clinched Division, x — Clinched Playoff berth


Eastern Conference

(Getty)

(Getty)

W L PCT GB
1 z — Atlanta Hawks 56 19 0.75
2 x — Cleveland Cavaliers 48 27 0.64 8
3 x — Chicago Bulls 45 29 0.61 10.5
4 y — Toronto Raptors 44 30 0.6 11.5
5 x — Washington Wizards 41 33 0.55 14.5
6 Milwaukee Bucks 36 38 0.49 19.5
7 Miami Heat 34 40 0.46 21.5
8 Brooklyn Nets 33 40 0.45 22
In the hunt: 22.5
Boston Celtics 33 41 0.45 22.5
Indiana Pacers 32 42 0.43 23.5
Charlotte Hornets 31 42 0.43 24
Detroit Pistons 29 45 0.39 26.5

If the season were to end today, here is how the 1st-round would look (higher-seed would have home-court advantage unless otherwise noted):


The No. 1 seed Atlanta Hawks would play the No. 8 seed Brooklyn Nets
The No. 2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers would play the No. 7 seed Miami Heat
The No. 3 seed Chicago Bulls would play the No. 6 seed Milwaukee Bucks
The No. 4 seed Toronto Raptors would play the No. 5 seed Washington Wizards


Western Conference

James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the NBA's leading MVP candidates in 2014-15. (Getty)

James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the NBA’s leading MVP candidates in 2014-15. (Getty)

W L PCT GB
1 z — Golden State Warriors 61 13 0.824
2 x — Memphis Grizzlies 51 24 0.68 10.5
3 x — Houston Rockets 50 24 0.676 11
4 x — Portland Trail Blazers 48 25 0.658 12.5
5 x — Los Angeles Clippers 49 26 0.653 12.5
6 San Antonio Spurs 48 26 0.649 13
7 Dallas Mavericks 45 29 0.608 16
8 Oklahoma City Thunder 42 32 0.568 19
New Orleans Pelicans 39 34 0.534 21.5
Phoenix Suns 38 37 0.507 23.5

If the season were to end today, here is how the 1st-round would look (higher-seed would have home-court advantage unless otherwise noted):


The No. 1 seed Golden State Warriors would play the No. 8 seed Oklahoma City Thunder
The No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies would play the No. 7 seed Dallas Mavericks
The No. 3 seed Houston Rockets would play the No. 6 seed San Antonio Spurs
The No. 4 seed Portland Trail-Blazers would play the No. 5 seed Los Angeles Clippers *Clippers would have home-court advantage due to a better record*


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