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Night Off For Western Conference Playoffs Teams After Busy Friday

Apr 6, 2019, 3:46 PM
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Are...
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on April 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After a busy Friday night in the NBA, things are starting to take shape in the Western Conference playoff race.

The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Denver Nuggets and with the Utah Jazz’s victory over the Sacramento Kings, the Jazz are now just one game away from home court advantage in the playoffs.

It seems likely that the Jazz will face the Trail Blazers in the first round, the only question is who will have the upper seed and thus have home court advantage.

Here’s a look at who the Western Conference playoffs teams will face next as the regular season winds down:

1. Golden State Warriors (55-24)

Games remaining: 3 (LAC, at NOP, at MEM)

Next up: vs. Clippers, Sunday

2. Denver Nuggets (53-26)

Games behind: 3

Games remaining: 3 (at POR, at UTA, MIN)

Next up: at Portland, Sunday

3. Houston Rockets (52-28)

Games behind: 3.5

Games remaining: 2 (PHX, OKC)

Next up: vs. Phoenix, Sunday

4. Portland Trail Blazers (50-29)

Games behind: 5

Games remaining: 3 (DEN, at LAL, SAC)

Next up: vs. Denver, Sunday

5. Utah Jazz (49-30)

Games behind: 6

Games remaining: 3 (at LAL, DEN, at LAC)

Next up: at Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday

6. LA Clippers (47-33)

Games behind: 8.5

Games remaining: 2 (at GSW, UTAH)

Next up: at Warriors, Sunday

7. Oklahoma City Thunder (46-33)

Games behind: 9

Games remaining: 3 (at MIN, HOU, at MIL)

Next up: at Timberwolves, Sunday

8. San Antonio Spurs (46-34)

Games behind:

Games remaining: 2 (at CLE, DAL)

Next up: at Cleveland, Sunday

 

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