2024 NBA standings and playoff updates after games on April 4

The race for the 2024 NBA playoffs is intensifying, with significant shifts in the standings following each night of games. Here’s a breakdown of the latest developments and a glimpse at the playoff brackets if the season concluded today:

Western Conference Standings:

  1. Timberwolves maintain the top spot.
  2. Nuggets hold at No. 2 despite a loss to the Clippers.
  3. Thunder remain at No. 3, trailing the Timberwolves by half a game.
  4. Clippers stay put at No. 4 after defeating the Nuggets.
  5. Mavericks secure the No. 5 seed and clinch a top-10 spot.
  6. Suns also clinch a top-10 seed.
  7. Pelicans secure a top-10 spot.
  8. Kings maintain their position despite a loss to the Knicks.
  9. Lakers trail behind the Kings by half a game.
  10. Warriors extend their lead over the Rockets.

Eastern Conference Standings:

  1. Celtics hold the top seed.
  2. Bucks follow at No. 2.
  3. Cavaliers maintain the third spot.
  4. Magic tie with the Knicks for the fourth seed (Orlando holds the tiebreaker).
  5. Knicks secure the fifth seed.
  6. Pacers move up after the Heat’s loss to the 76ers.
  7. Heat drop to No. 7.
  8. 76ers pull closer to the Heat.

2024 NBA Playoffs Bracket:

Western Conference:

  • Timberwolves vs. Play-In Winner
  • Nuggets vs. Play-In Winner
  • Thunder vs. Suns
  • Clippers vs. Mavericks

Eastern Conference:

  • Celtics vs. Play-In Winner
  • Bucks vs. Play-In Winner
  • Cavaliers vs. Pacers
  • Magic vs. Knicks

2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament Bracket:

Western Conference:

  • Pelicans vs. Kings
  • Lakers vs. Warriors

Eastern Conference:

  • Heat vs. 76ers
  • Bulls vs. Hawks

These standings and brackets provide a snapshot of the current playoff picture, but with games still to be played, there’s plenty of excitement and potential for further changes as the season progresses.

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