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 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.

Full breakdown of possible scenarios: East | West


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