2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1

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NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: Saturday, May 1, 2021! What are the Magic Numbers for the Hawks and Celtics to Clinch Playoff Spots?


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2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1

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Here is the 2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1:

Records Entering Sat. May 1’s Slate of Games

Eastern Conference

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1

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1. Brooklyn Nets (43-21)#

  • Clinched Playoff Berth on Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Currently Leading the Atlantic Division by 0.5 Games over 76ers
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 8
  • Currently Leading Eastern Conference by 0.5 Games over 76ers
  • Magic Number to Clinch Conference: 8

2. Philadelphia 76ers (42-21)#

3. Milwaukee Bucks (39-24)$

4. New York Knicks (35-28)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 5
  • Currently Trailing the Atlantic Division by 7.5 Games to Nets
  • Magic Number to Clinch #4 Seed: 8

5. Atlanta Hawks (34-30)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 6
  • Currently Leading the Southeast Division by 0.5 Games over Heat
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 7
  • Magic Number to Clinch #5 Seed: 8

6. Boston Celtics (34-30)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 6
  • Currently Trailing the Atlantic Division by 9.0 Games to Nets
  • Magic Number to Clinch #6 Seed: 8

Eastern Conference Play-In Series (Seeds 7-10)

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1

7. Miami Heat (33-30)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Southeast Division by 0.5 Games to Hawks

8. Charlotte Hornets (30-32)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Southeast Division by 3.5 Games to Hawks

9. Indiana Pacers (29-33)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021

10. Washington Wizards (29-34)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Southeast Division by 5.5 Games to Hawks

Western Conference

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1

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1. Utah Jazz (45-18)#

  • Clinched Playoff Berth on Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • Currently Leading the Northwest Division by 3.0 Games over Nuggets
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 7
  • Currently Tied for the Western Conference by 0.0 Games With Suns
  • Magic Number to Clinch Conference: 10

2. Phoenix Suns (45-18)#

3. Los Angeles Clippers (43-21)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 1
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth on Saturday with a Win vs. Nuggets OR a Warriors Loss vs. Rockets
  • Currently Trailing the Pacific Division by 2.5 Games to Suns
  • Magic Number to Clinch #3 Seed: 8

4. Denver Nuggets (42-21)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 1
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth on Saturday with a Win vs. Clippers OR a Warriors Loss vs. Rockets
  • Currently Trailing the Northwest Division by 3.0 Games to Jazz
  • Magic Number to Clinch #4 Seed: 4

5. Los Angeles Lakers (36-27)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 6
  • Currently Trailing the Pacific Division by 9.0 Games to Suns
  • Magic Number to Clinch #5 Seed: 9

6. Dallas Mavericks (35-27)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 7
  • Currently Leading the Southwest Division by 3.0 Games over Grizzlies
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 8
  • Magic Number to Clinch #6 Seed: 10

Western Conference Play-In Series (Seeds 7-10)

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 1

7. Portland Trail Blazers (35-28)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Northwest Division by 10.0 Games to Jazz

8. Memphis Grizzlies (32-30)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Southwest Division by 3.0 Games to Mavericks

9. San Antonio Spurs (31-31)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Southwest Division by 4.0 Games to Mavericks

10. Golden State Warriors (31-32)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Pacific Division by 14.0 Games to Suns
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