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2009 Playoffs scenarios with one day remaining

By NBA.com
Posted Apr 15 2009 1:27PM

Here are the scenarios for the 2009 NBA Playoffs, updated through games of Tuesday, April 14

Eastern Conference seeds

1. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
2. BOSTON CELTICS
3. ORLANDO MAGIC
4. ATLANTA HAWKS
5. MIAMI HEAT
6. Chicago or Philadelphia
7. Chicago or Philadelphia
8. DETROIT PISTONS

Western Conference seeds

1. LOS ANGELES LAKERS
2. Denver or Houston
3. Denver, Houston, Portland, or San Antonio
4. Houston, Portland, or San Antonio
5. Houston, Portland, or San Antonio
6. New Orleans or Dallas
7. New Orleans or Dallas
8. UTAH JAZZ

Note: CAPS locked into seeding.

Eastern Conference scenarios

Chicago will be seeded:

• #6 if Bulls win OR if Sixers lose

• #7 if Bulls lose and Sixers win

Philadelphia will be seeded:

• #6 if Sixers win and Bulls lose

• #7 if Sixers lose OR Bulls win

Western Conference scenarios

Denver will be seeded:

• #2 if Nuggets win OR Rockets lose

• #3 if Nuggets lose and Rockets win

Houston will be seeded:

• #2 if Rockets win and Nuggets lose

• #3 if Rockets win and Nuggets win OR if Spurs and Blazers both lose.

• #4 if Rockets lose and either the Spurs or Blazers win (but not both)

• #5 if Rockets lose and Spurs and Blazers both win.

Portland will be seeded:

• #3 if Blazers win and Rockets and Spurs both lose.

• #4 if Blazers win and either Rockets or Spurs win (or both win) OR if Blazers and Spurs both lose.

• #5 if Blazers lose and Spurs win.

San Antonio will be seeded:

• #3 if Spurs win and Rockets lose.

• #4 if Spurs and Rockets both win and Blazers lose.

• #5 if Spurs lose OR if Rockets and Blazers both win.

New Orleans will be seeded:

• #6 if Hornets win OR if Mavericks lose.

• #7 if Hornets lose and Mavericks win.

Dallas will be seeded:

• #6 if Mavericks win and Hornets lose.

• #7 if Hornets win OR Mavericks lose.

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