The fight for the seventh seed starts straight away.
When the NBA resumes engage in at Disney’s self-contained campus in Florida, the Nets (30-34), who at the moment keep a half-game direct for the No. 7 seed in the Jap Conference, will resume enjoy with their 1st of two remaining versus the eighth-put Magic (30-35) on July 31 (2:30 p.m.).
With the Nets unable to strengthen their standing in the 8 “seeding” online games remaining just before the playoffs, the seventh place hardly ever has been much more essential, specified the implementation of a probable perform-in series. The hypothetical matchup only will choose place if the No. 9 seed — the ninth-put Wizards (24-40) are at the moment 5 ½ games at the rear of the Magic and the cheapest-standing Eastern Convention workforce included in the 22-crew restart — finishes inside four games of the No. 8 seed. In a enjoy-in series, the No. 9 seed would have to have to sweep two online games to progress, when the No. 8 seed would only need to get one sport.
The Nets’ — who will be with out Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving — next activity comes from the Wizards on Aug. 2 (2 p.m.), followed by the league-ideal Bucks (53-12) on Aug. 4 (1:30 p.m.), the Celtics (43-21) on Aug. 5 (9 p.m.), the Kings (28-36) on Aug. 7 (5 p.m.), the Clippers (44-20) on Aug. 9 (9 p.m.), the Magic on Aug. 11 (1 p.m.) and the Path Blazers (29-37) on Aug. 13 (TBD).
Through the regular period, which was suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, the Nets went 4-6 versus their opponents of the 8 impending games, which consists of a pair of losses to both of those Orlando and Washington.
The Magic, who facial area the Kings, Pacers, Raptors, 76ers, Celtics and Pelicans, went 6-7 towards their remaining opponents. The Wizards, who encounter the Suns, Pacers, 76ers, Pelicans, Thunder, Bucks and Celtics, went 6-5 during the common year towards their upcoming opponents.
If needed, a participate in-in series would get started on Aug. 15, though the 1st spherical of the playoffs is scheduled to start off on Aug. 17.
Very last calendar year, the Nets created their very first playoff overall look in four several years, getting rid of in five video games in the initially spherical to the 76ers as the 6-seed.