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The NBA Playoffs Are Set: Who Landed Which Postseason Seeds?

May 16

After a wild stretch run, including a crazy final day of the regular season, the NBA playoff field is finally set.

Who ended up where? Who has the home-court edge? Who's in the play-in tournament? We have all the answers here.

Here's how the field looks following the final day of the regular season on Sunday:

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Utah Jazz (52-20)

Current situation: The Utah Jazz earned the West's No. 1 seed by beating the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

Previous 10 games: 7-3

First-round opponent: Whichever team comes out of the play-in with the No. 8 seed.

2. Phoenix Suns (51-21)

Current situation: The Phoenix Suns tried to get that No. 1 seed to avoid playing the Lakers or Warriors in the first round, but they came up a game short.

Previous 10 games: 7-3

First-round opponent: Whichever team comes out of the play-in with the No. 7 seed, either the Lakers or Warriors.

3. Denver Nuggets (47-25)

Current situation: Denver hangs onto No. 3 by virtue of the tie-breaker edge vs. the Clippers. They'll play Portland, which beat them soundly on Sunday, in the first round.

Previous 10 games: 6-4

Record vs. first-round opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers this season.

4. LA Clippers (47-25)

Current situation: The Clippers could have regained the No. 3 seed on Sunday, but they lost to Oklahoma City and will settle for a first-round date with Dallas.

Previous 10 games: 4-6

Record vs. first-round opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 5 Dallas Mavericks this season.

5. Dallas Mavericks (42-30)

Current situation: The Dallas Mavericks enter the playoffs having won six of their last eight games.

Previous 10 games: 7-3

Record vs. first-round opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers this season.

6. Portland Trail Blazers (42-30)

Current situation: The Blazers enter the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league, winning 10 of their last 12 games.

Previous 10 games: 8-2

Record vs. first-round opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 3 Denver Nuggets this season.

7. Los Angeles Lakers (42-30)

Current situation: The defending champs enter the postseason on a five-game winning streak, thanks in part to getting LeBron James and Anthony Davis back on the court.

Previous 10 games: 6-4

Record vs. play-in opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 8 Golden State Warriors this season.

8. Golden State Warriors (39-33)

Current situation: Stephen Curry is not only the scoring champion, he also has the Golden State Warriors entering postseason play on a six-game winning streak.

Previous 10 games: 8-2

Record vs. play-in opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers this season.

9. Memphis Grizzlies (38-34)

Current situation: The Memphis Grizzlies had won five straight before losing to Golden State on Sunday.

Previous 10 games: 6-4

Record vs. play-in opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 10 San Antonio Spurs this season.

10. San Antonio Spurs (33-39)

Current situation: The only West team in the postseason with a losing record, the San Antonio Spurs have lost four in a row.

Previous 10 games: 2-8

Record vs. play-in opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 9 Memphis Grizzlies this season.

Eliminated: Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Philadelphia 76ers (49-23)

Current situation: The Philadelphia 76ers clinched the No. 1 seed in the East with a win over Orlando on Friday night, then beat the Magic again on Sunday. The 76ers end the season having won 10 of their last 12 games.

Previous 10 games: 8-2

First-round opponent: Whichever team comes out of the play-in with the No. 8 seed.

2. Brooklyn Nets (48-24)

Current situation: The Brooklyn Nets held onto the No. 2 seed by beating the Cavaliers on Sunday. They enter the postseason having won 14 of their last 18 games.

Previous 10 games: 6-4

First-round opponent: Whichever team comes out of the play-in with the No. 7 seed, either the Celtics or Wizards.

3. Milwaukee Bucks (46-26)

Current situation: The Bucks had won eight of nine before losing to Chicago on Sunday.

Previous 10 games: 8-2

Record vs. first-round opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 6 Miami Heat this season.

4. New York Knicks (41-31)

Current situation: The New York Knicks earned the No. 4 seed and homecourt advantage in the first round by winning 16 of their last 20 games.

Previous 10 games: 7-3

Record vs. first-round opponent: 3-0 vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks this season.

5. Atlanta Hawks (41-31)

Current situation: The Hawks finished strong, winning their last four games and seven of their last eight, but they lose the tiebreaker vs. the Knicks.

Previous 10 games: 7-3

Record vs. first-round opponent: 0-3 vs. No. 4 New York Knicks this season.

6. Miami Heat (40-32)

Current situation: The Heat finished the season winning five of six, but that one loss – 122-108 vs. Milwaukee – is not a good sign.

Previous 10 games: 8-2

Record vs. first-round opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks this season.

7. Boston Celtics (36-36)

Current situation: The Celtics are in the play-in, but their overall prospects are hurt by the loss of Jaylen Brown. They enter the play-in having won just one of their last six games.

Previous 10 games: 4-6

Record vs. play-in opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards this season.

8. Washington Wizards (34-38)

Current situation: The Washington Wizards moved to No. 8 late in the season thanks mostly to poor play by the Hornets and Pacers. They do, however, have triple-double machine Russell Westbrook.

Previous 10 games: 6-4

Record vs. play-in opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 7 Boston Celtics this season.

9. Indiana Pacers (34-38)

Current situation: The Indiana Pacers have the homecourt edge vs. Charlotte, which is nice.

Previous 10 games: 5-5

Record vs. play-in opponent: 1-2 vs. No. 10 Charlotte Hornets this season.

10. Charlotte Hornets (33-39)

Current situation: The Charlotte Hornets enter the postseason on a five-game losing streak.

Previous 10 games: 3-7

Record vs. play-in opponent: 2-1 vs. No. 9 Indiana Pacers this season.

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