With a little more than a month left in the 2016-17 NBA regular season, you might be wondering what all 30 teams have left to play for this year.
And if that's the case, you're in luck. We took a long look at the schedule to pinpoint each franchise's most important remaining game before the playoffs (or the offseason, depending on how this year has gone for your favorite team).
Here are 30 of the biggest games left on the NBA schedule, in chronological order.
San Antonio Spurs: 3/6, vs. Houston Rockets
What's at stake? A potential Western Conference finals berth
The Spurs might be the biggest threat to the Warriors in the West, but Houston's 3-point attack is a dangerous counter to San Antonio's more methodical approach. Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs might as well get used to chasing the Rockets off the 3-point line sooner than later.
Charlotte Hornets: 3/6, vs. Indiana Pacers
What's at stake? The NBA world's perception of the Hornets
Charlotte cratered after a decent start to the season, so no one's paying attention to the All-Star-caliber play of Kawhi Leonard or Steve Clifford's coaching. Playing well in a rare Monday night TNT game would help.
Minnesota Timberwolves: 3/6, vs. Portland Trail Blazers
What's at stake? Taking things one day at a time
Not to take the easy way out with the Wolves, but a team like Minnesota needs to embrace the process of getting a little bit better each day. That makes the next game the most important for the Wolves.
Detroit Pistons: 3/8, @ Indiana Pacers
What's at stake? Finally managing to beat the Pacers once this season
The Pistons are two games back of Indiana in the Eastern Conference standings — and 0-3 against the Pacers this season. A win might spark Detroit to lock up a playoff berth over the final month.
Memphis Grizzlies: 3/9, vs. Los Angeles Clippers
What's at stake? Avoiding a date with the Houston Rockets
The Grizzlies could surprise a number of teams in the Western Conference playoffs, but the Rockets roast Memphis. Beating out the Clippers for the fifth seed and earing a date with the Jazz would be huge for Marc Gasol's squad.
Phoenix Suns: 3/9, vs. Los Angeles Lakers
What's at stake? Ping-pong balls in the draft lottery
The Suns are the Lakers' far less successful little brothers. Beating out L.A. for one of the top picks in this year's drafts could go a long way toward changing that in the years to come.
Toronto Raptors: 3/10, @ Atlanta Hawks
What's at stake? Seeing where the Raptors stand without Kyle Lowry
If the playoffs started today, the Raptors would face the Hawks in the first round — and they might not have their All-Star point guard back in time. A March date with Atlanta will give us a better indication of how Toronto looks in Lowry's absence.
Philadelphia 76ers: 3/12, @ Los Angeles Lakers
What's at stake? A top-three pick in the 2017 NBA draft
The implications are simple: if the Lakers' pick falls in the top three, they keep it. If it's fourth or worse, it goes to the Sixers.
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Brooklyn Nets: 3/16, @ New York Knicks
What's at stake? The only thing the Nets have to play for this season
Speaking of lottery picks, the Nets will be swapping theirs with the Boston Celtics this year. It doesn't really matter how many game they win or lose. So if the Nets are going to get up for one game, we'd suggest beating the Knicks at Madison Square Garden to make (most) New Yorkers hate their team even more.
Milwaukee Bucks: 3/18, @ Golden State Warriors
What's at stake? The young Bucks' growth as a playoff contender
Even without Jabari Parker, Milwaukee can give the Warriors fits, having lost by just three points at home earlier this season. A win at Oracle Arena is unlikely, but it would be one heck of a confidence boost.
Washington Wizards: 3/20, @ Boston Celtics
What's at stake? The title of second-best team in the East
With apologies to the Raptors, one of these two teams seems like a safe bet to take on the Cavs in the Eastern Conference finals — and you can count on both leaving it all on the court in Boston.
Boston Celtics: 3/22, vs. Indiana Pacers
What's at stake? The Celtics' shot at landing Paul George
Two nights after the Wizards come to town, the Celtics get a chance to show George what life in Boston could be like. Here's hoping the fans are on their best behavior.
Denver Nuggets: 3/26, vs. New Orleans Pelicans
What's at stake? The eighth seed in the Western Conference
The Nuggets will be coming off a tough stretch against playoff-level competition in late March, and they might have to fend off the Pelicans for the final postseason spot in the West anyway.
Golden State Warriors: 3/26, @ Memphis Grizzlies
What's at stake? Whether the Warriors can match up up against a bullying team
The Warriors' weakness is by no means a secret: Golden State struggles against teams with skilled bigs who gobble up rebounds. A late-season visit to Memphis just before Kevin Durant is due back will test the NBA title favorites.
Orlando Magic: 3/27, @ Toronto Raptors
What's at stake? Orlando's newfound identity
Ever since the Magic traded Serge Ibaka to the Raptors, they've discovered how to play defense (and how to get the most out of Aaron Gordon at his natural position of poer forward). What better way to prove that identity can last than against that same Toronto squad?
Portland Trail Blazers: 3/28, vs. Denver Nuggets
What's at stake? Damian Lillard's prime
Okay, that's a slight exaggeration. Fine.
Still, let's be honest. Lillard will be 27 this summer, and he's going to hit his peak in the very near future. He'll sustain that level for a few seasons, of course, but the Blazers can't afford to be a lottery team during Lillard's best years.
And if they're going to make the playoffs, they'll have to go through the Nuggets.
Dallas Mavericks: 3/29, @ New Orleans Pelicans
What's at stake? The Mavs' improbable, late-season playoff run
Dallas' schedule is hot-and-cold for the rest of the month, with both some of the best and worst teams in the NBA on the slate. Coming off of that relatively tough stretch, a visit to New Orleans for the first night of a five-game road trip looms large. A win gives the Mavs the strength to soldier on; a loss might be the motivation to pack it in for the year.
Chicago Bulls: 3/30, vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
What's at stake? The Bulls' last real game of the season
Hosting LeBron James and the Cavaliers is always a big deal for Dwyane Wade's team, so there's that. More importantly, though, this is Chicago's final test of the season before a slew of cupcakes to wrap up the year. It'd be nice if the Bulls ccould come out sharp before taking it easy in April.
Houston Rockets: 3/31, @ Golden State Warriors
What's at stake? Houston's entire theory for beating the Warriors
The Rockets hope to bury Golden State in a barrage of 3-pointers in the playoffs. I mean, that's their plan against every team, but they're going to really ramp it up against the Warriors. Daryl Morey already said so.
One imagines James Harden will gladly get that party started in Oracle at the end of the month.
Miami Heat: 3/31, vs. New York Knicks
What's at stake? Miami's shot at the playoffs
The Heat are going to have to earn their postseason berth. Over Miami's final 11 games of the season, this is the only one that's not either on the road or against a playoff team. The Heat will need to win the few remaining easy ones to complete their miraculous comeback in 2017.
New Orleans Pelicans: 3/31, vs. Sacramento Kings
What's at stake? DeMarcus Cousins' emotional stability
The rules here are simple: the Pelicans simply cannot lose at home to Boogie's former team, or else he might lead New Orleans fans in mass protests against their own team that very night — then start figuring out where he wants to play next year.
Sacramento Kings: 3/31, @ New Orleans Pelicans
What's at stake? The Kings' 2017 NBA Draft
On the bright side for the Pelicans, the Kings will have all the motivation in the world to nose on a very busy night in the NBA. They get New Orleans' pick if it falls outside the top three, and they owe the Bulls their own top-10 protected selection.
A loss increases the odds of acquiring the former and decreases the odds of losing the latter. It's win-win! ... wait, what?
Cleveland Cavaliers: 4/5, @ Boston Celtics
What's at stake? A chance for LeBron to make a statement
We all know there's not a whole lot of importance to any of Cleveland's remaining games. The Cavs just need to make it to the playoffs healthy and flip the switch as defending champions. A little bit of revenge for their recent loss to the Celtics wouldn't hurt, though.
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Atlanta Hawks: 4/9, vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
What's at stake? LeBron's complete and utter domination of Atlanta
The King absolutely owns the Hawks, as the Cavs have won 12 of the past 13 games between the two teams. Atlanta has a back-to-back against Cleveland on the 7th and 9th; assuming LeBron takes it easy on the road, the Hawks should be able to pick up a meaningful win.
Indiana Pacers: 4/6, vs. Milwaukee Bucks
What's at stake? Paul George's reputation
We can't help but feel like part of the reason George is no longer considered one of the very best players in the NBA (other than his 2014 injury) is because of guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo, who stole PG-13's thunder as skilled two-way wings with length to the horizon.
Here's a chance to remind them who you are, Mr. George. We're guessing you'll take it.
Los Angeles Clippers: 4/10, vs. Houston Rockets
What's at stake? The Clippers' sanity in the postseason
The Clippers might be built to withstand the Rockets' offensive onslaught, but they'd prefer not to test that theory in a seven-game series until absolutely necessary.
An April win over Houston would give Doc Rivers' team peace of mind — and help L.A. from falling to the sixth seed and a first-round matchup with the Rockets.
Utah Jazz: 4/12, vs. San Antonio Spurs
What's at stake? Playoff seeding
To be 100 percent honest, we're using the Jazz as a stand-in for all of the postseason movement we'll see on the last day of the season. Currently sitting 1.5 games ahead of the Clippers for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, Utah will likely need a win against San Antonio to lock up the fourth seed.
Here's hoping Gregg Popovich rests his starters.
New York Knicks: 4/12, vs. Philadelphia 76ers
What's at stake? Ping-pong balls
If the Knicks do things right, they could sneak into lottery with one of the five worst records in the NBA and out-Process the Sixers.
Of course, since this is New York we're talking about, they'll win by 30 to close out the season.
Los Angeles Lakers: 4/12, @ Golden State Warriors
What's at stake? The future of the Lakers
The last game of the season should be an easy loss for a Lakers team that needs to rack up every possible defeat the rest of the way — which is why those aforementioned games against the Sixers and Suns are almost as important as one more Steve Kerr-Luke Walton reunion.
The only difference? Los Angeles might find a way to mess it up and win one (or both) of those games.
Oklahoma City Thunder: 4/12, vs. Denver Nuggets
What's at stake? NBA history
This can go one of two ways: Either Russell Westbrook enters the night with a triple-double average for the season well in hand, making the whole game a coronation — or his historic achievement is in doubt and he tries to put up a 20-20-20 stat line just to be sure.