Washington Wizards 2020 NBA Playoffs Scenarios

Welcome to Power to the Playoffs, presented by WGL Energy. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about the Wizards' chase for the NBA Playoffs during the NBA's restart in one place.

Important 2020 NBA Playoffs rule change

As in any other season, 16 teams (eight from each conference), will make the NBA Playoffs. However, this season, if the team with the eighth-best record in its conference is four games or fewer ahead of the team with the ninth-best record, then there will be a best-of-two series where the No. 9 seed will have to win both head-to-head matchups to take over the No. 8 spot.

Eastern Conference Standings

  1. *Milwaukee Bucks 55-14 (-)
  2. *Toronto Raptors 49-18 (5.0 GB)
  3. *Boston Celtics 45-23 (9.5 GB)
  4. *Miami Heat 43-26 (12.0 GB)
  5. *Indiana Pacers 42-27 (13.0 GB)
  6. *Philadelphia 76ers 41-27 (13.5 GB)
  7. Orlando Magic 32-36 (22.5 GB)
  8. Brooklyn Nets 32-37 (23.0 GB)
  9. Washington Wizards 24-43 (30.5 GB)

*-Clinched playoff berth

Wizards' first-round opponent if the playoffs began today

The Wizards are currently 3.5 games out of forcing a two-game play-in series against the Brooklyn Nets.

Wizards' upcoming schedule

Friday, August 7 vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 P.M., NBC Sports Washington/1500 AM)

Sunday, August 9 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (12:30 P.M., NBC Sports Washington/1500 AM)

Important upcoming games around the NBA

Friday, August 7 -- Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings (5:00 P.M.)

Friday, August 7 -- Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers (6:30 P.M.)


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