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Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

Where is your team going in the playoffs? The Eastern Conference Playoff Picture table presents the probabilities that a team will win each playoff spot. All future unplayed games are assumed won/lost with a probability based upon relative team strengths. Click a team name to proceed to the team playoff picture page.

Note that the columns below do NOT strictly correspond to playoff seeds. They are just different ways a team can make the playoffs. NBA rules do allow a wildcard team to be seeded higher than a divisional winner.


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Eastern Conference Playoff Standings

  Record  Divisional Winners Wildcard No Playoffs
Team Division W L 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hawks Southeast 55 18 100% ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Cavaliers Central 48 27 X 91% < 1% 9% < 1% ^ ^ ^ ^
Raptors Atlantic 43 30 X < 1% > 99% ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Bulls Central 45 29 X 9% < 1% 89% 2% ^ ^ ^ ^
Wizards Southeast 41 33 X X X 2% 98% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1%
Bucks Central 36 37 X X X X < 1% 89% 9% 2% 1%
Heat Southeast 34 39 X X X X < 1% 8% 59% 20% 12%
Nets Atlantic 32 40 X X X X < 1% 1% 10% 31% 59%
 
Celtics Atlantic 32 41 X X X X X 1% 4% 17% 79%
Pacers Central 32 41 X X X X < 1% 1% 13% 19% 66%
Hornets Southeast 31 41 X X X X < 1% < 1% 5% 11% 83%
Pistons Central 28 45 X X X X X < 1% < 1% < 1% > 99%
Magic Southeast 22 52 X X X X X X X X 100%
Sixers Atlantic 18 56 X X X X X X X X 100%
Knicks Atlantic 14 60 X X X X X X X X 100%
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - green number indicates the team controls its destiny for this spot
  • 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - red number indicates the team does not control its destiny for this spot
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