2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 8

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NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: Saturday, May 8, 2021! When Will the New York Knicks & Dallas Mavericks Clinch Playoff Berths?


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2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 8

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Here is the 2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 8:

Records Entering Sat. May 8’s Slate of Games

Eastern Conference

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 8

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1. Philadelphia 76ers (46-21)#

2. Brooklyn Nets (43-24)#

3. Milwaukee Bucks (43-24)$

4. New York Knicks (37-30)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 1
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth with a Pacers Loss vs. Wizards on Saturday OR a Knicks Win vs. Clippers on Sunday
  • Currently Trailing the Atlantic Division by 9.0 Games to 76ers
  • Magic Number to Clinch #4 Seed: 5

5. Atlanta Hawks (37-31)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 2
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth with a Heat Loss vs. Celtics on Sunday AND a Hawks Win vs. Wizards on Monday
  • Currently Leading the Southeast Division by 0.5 Games over Heat
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 4
  • Magic Number to Clinch #5 Seed: 4

6. Miami Heat (36-31)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 3
  • Currently Trailing the Southeast Division by 0.5 Games to Hawks
  • Magic Number to Clinch #6 Seed: 5

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

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 8

7. Boston Celtics (35-32)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Atlantic Division by 11.0 Games to 76ers

8. Charlotte Hornets (33-34)*

  • 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 (31-35)*

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

10. Washington Wizards (31-36)*

  • 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 8

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1. Utah Jazz (49-18)#

  • Clinched Playoff Berth on Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • Currently Leading the Northwest Division by 5.0 Games over Nuggets
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 2
  • Can Clinch Northwest Division on Saturday with a Win vs. Rockets AND a Nuggets Loss vs. Nets
  • Currently Leading the Western Conference by 1.0 Games over Suns
  • Magic Number to Clinch Conference: 5

2. Phoenix Suns (48-19)#

3. Los Angeles Clippers (45-22)#

4. Denver Nuggets (44-23)#

5. Dallas Mavericks (39-28)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 1
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth with a Spurs Loss vs. Trail Blazers on Saturday OR a Mavericks Win vs. Cavaliers on Sunday
  • Currently Leading the Southwest Division by 5.5 Games over Grizzlies
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 1
  • Can Clinch Southwest Division with a Grizzlies Loss vs. Raptors on Saturday OR a Mavericks Win vs. Cavaliers on Sunday
  • Magic Number to Clinch #5 Seed: 5

6. Portland Trail Blazers (38-29)

  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Spot: 2
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth on Saturday with a Win vs. Spurs AND a Grizzlies Loss vs. Raptors
  • Currently Trailing the Northwest Division by 11.0 Games to Jazz
  • Magic Number to Clinch #6 Seed: 5

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

2021 NBA Playoff Magic Number Update: May 8

7. Los Angeles Lakers (37-30)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Pacific Division by 11.0 Games to Suns

8. Golden State Warriors (34-33)*

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

9. Memphis Grizzlies (33-33)*

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

10. San Antonio Spurs (32-34)*

  • Clinched Spot in the Play-In Series on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Currently Trailing the Southwest Division by 6.5 Games to Mavericks
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