There are two days of competition to conclude the regular phase of the NBA in the Orlando bubble and seven of the eight first-round qualifying rounds of the NBA playoffs have already been defined. season 2019/20.
While in the Eastern Conference we already know all the pairings, in the West the Los Angeles Lakers rival in the first round remains to be known, which will come out of the Play-In that will be played this weekend between the eighth and the ninth. Four teams will fight today Thursday for those two places that will give the right to fight in the Play-In to get into the playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs.
Sticking to what we already know, the star tie will face the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morbo, with Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook facing off with their exes. « It’s going to be interesting. Two teams that know each other well. We are going to prepare it and see what happens, » commented Paul about the tie.
The one who also knows a rival is Luka Doncic. The Mavs, seventh, will meet the Clippers, followed by the West. Also, the Nuggets will play the Jazz.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland, Memphis, Phoenix or San Antonio
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas mavericks
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma city thunder
In the East we already knew the rivals of the two best, Milwakee (against Orlando) and Toronto (against Brooklyn). The central squares remained to be defined. The Sixers finally finish sixth and will face the Celtics in the first round and the Heat and Pacers will play one of the most even qualifying a priori.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic
Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn nets
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Miami Heat vs. Indiana pacers