2021 NBA Playoffs
2021 NBA playoffs: Latest clinching scenarios
These are the latest scenarios for playoff clinching, seeding and elimination.
Here are the latest playoff clinching, playoff seeding and playoff elimination scenarios:
Clinching scenarios for May 16
LA Lakers clinch a playoff spot with a win AND a loss by Portland.
Phoenix clinches best record in West with a win AND a loss by Utah.
Portland clinches a playoff spot with a win OR a loss by the LA Lakers.
Utah clinches best record in West with a win OR a loss by Phoenix.
It's the FINAL day of the regular season.
View the following links for a full breakdown of scenarios in each conference.
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 16, 2021