2021 NBA Playoffs

2021 NBA playoffs: Latest clinching scenarios

These are the latest scenarios for playoff clinching, seeding and elimination.

NBA.com Staff

Here are the latest playoff clinching, playoff seeding and playoff elimination scenarios:


Clinching scenarios for May 12

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with a win OR a loss by Boston.

Dallas clinches a playoff spot with a win AND a loss by Lakers.

New York clinches a playoff spot with a loss by Boston.

Portland clinches a playoff spot with a win AND a loss by Lakers.

Elimination scenarios for May 12

Chicago is eliminated with a win by Washington.

New Orleans is eliminated with a loss OR a win by San Antonio.

Sacramento is eliminated with a win by San Antonio.


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