2019 NBA Playoffs
2019 NBA Playoffs

2019 Eastern Conference playoff scenarios

From NBA.com Staff

Apr 9, 2019 8:29 AM ET

 

Who will wind up with the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference?

Below is an outline of the playoff scenarios for Eastern Conference teams heading into the final two days of the 2018-19 regular season. As of the morning of April 9, the following overall seeding scenarios are possible: 

No. 1 seed: Milwaukee Bucks

No. 2 seed: Toronto Raptors

No. 3 seed: Philadelphia 76ers

No. 4 seed: Boston Celtics

No. 5 seed: Indiana Pacers

No. 6 seed: Brooklyn Nets OR Orlando Magic

No. 7 seed: Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons OR Orlando Magic

No. 8 seed: Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons OR Orlando Magic

UPDATE: With Tuesday's win by the Pistons, the Miami Heat have been ELIMINATED from playoff contention.

If Detroit beats New York on Wednesday, they're in. If they lose AND Charlotte beat Orlando, the Hornets continue on.

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For a PDF version of the table below, click here | For Western Conference scenarios, click here

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EASTERN CONFERNCE PLAYOFF SCENARIOS, No. 6-8 seeds
CHA-CLE, April 9, 7 ET PHI-MIA, April 9, 7:30 ETMEM-DET, April 9, 7 ETMIA-BKN, April 10, 8 ETORL-CHA, April 10, 8 ETDET-NYK, April 10, 8 ETNo. 6 seedNo. 7 seedNo. 8 seed
CHAMIADETBKNORLDETBKNORLDET
CHAMIADETBKNORLNYBKNORLDET
CHAMIADETBKNCHADETBKNDETORL
CHAMIADETBKNCHANYBKNORLCHA
CHAMIADETMIAORLDETORLBKNDET
CHAMIADETMIAORLNYORLBKNDET
CHAMIADETMIACHADETORLBKNDET
CHAMIADETMIACHANYBKNORLCHA

 (Updated through games of Tuesday, April 9)

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