2024 NBA Playoffs: Standings and bracket updates

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The 2024 NBA Playoffs bracket and SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament field are set after the regular-season finale on Sunday.

The East and West standings are now finalized after games played on April 14. 


Postseason seeding updates

Eastern Conference 

NBA Playoffs

  1. Boston
  2. New York
  3. Milwaukee 
  4. Cleveland
  5. Orlando
  6. Indiana

SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Miami
  3. Chicago 
  4. Atlanta

Western Conference

NBA Playoffs

  1. Oklahoma City
  2. Denver
  3. Minnesota
  4. LA Clippers
  5. Dallas
  6. Phoenix

SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament

  1. New Orleans 
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Sacramento
  4. Golden State

How the playoff bracket looks

(After final day of regular season)

Eastern Conference

NBA Playoffs

(1) Celtics vs. (8) Play-In Winner 

(2) Knicks vs. (7) Play-In Winner 

(3) Bucks vs. (6) Pacers 

(4) Cavaliers vs. (5) Magic 

SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament

(7) 76ers vs. (8) Heat 

(9) Bulls vs. (10) Hawks 

Western Conference

NBA Playoffs

(1) Thunder vs. (8) Play-In Winner 

(2) Nuggets vs. (7) Play-In Winner 

(3) Timberwolves vs. (6) Suns 

(4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks 

SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament

(7) Pelicans vs. (8) Lakers 

(9) Kings vs. (10) Warriors 


Results from final day

Below is a look at the results from the final day of the 2024 regular season: 

Eastern Conference

Knicks 120, Bulls 119 | Game details

  • The Knicks secure the No. 2 seed with a win over the Bulls and the Bucks’ loss. New York’s first-round opponent will be the winner of the 76ers-Heat matchup in the SoFi Play-In Tournament.
  • The Bulls are locked into the No. 9 seed and will host the No. 10 seed Hawks in the So-Fi Play-In Tournament on Wednesday, April 17 (9:30 ET, ESPN).

Magic 113, Bucks 88 | Game details 

  • The Bucks clinch the No. 3 seed with their loss to the Magic and Knicks’ win. Milwaukee will face the No. 6 seed Pacers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. 
  • The Magic lock up the No. 5 seed and will face the No. 4 seed Cavaliers in the first round.

76ers 107, Nets 86 | Game details

  • The 76ers secure the No. 7 seed with a win over the Nets. Philadelphia will host the No. 8 Miami Heat in the SoFi Play-In Tournament on Wednesday, April 17 (7 ET, ESPN). 

Heat 118, Raptors 103 |  Game details

  • The Heat secure the No. 8 seed with a win over the Raptors. Miami will face No. 7 Philadelphia in the SoFi Play-In Tournament on Wednesday, April 17 (7 ET, ESPN). 

Pacers 157, Hawks 115 | Game details

  • The Pacers clinch the No. 6 seed with a win over the Hawks. Indiana will face the No. 3 seed Bucks in the first round.
  • The Hawks are locked into the No. 10 seed and will visit the No. 9 seed Bulls in the SoFi Play-In Tournament on Wednesday, April 17 (9:30 ET, ESPN)

Hornets 120, Cavaliers 110 | Game details 

  • The Cavs are set at the No. 4 seed with a loss to the Hornets. Cleveland will host a first-round series against Orlando.

Western Conference

Lakers 124, Pelicans 108 | Game details

  • The Lakers secure the No. 8 seed with a win over the Pelicans. Los Angeles will face No. 7 New Orleans in the SoFi Play-In Tournament on Tuesday, April 16 (7:30 ET, TNT). 
  • The Pelicans are No. 7 after their loss to the Lakers and the Suns’ win. New Orleans will host Los Angeles in the Play-In Tournament. 

Thunder 135, Mavericks 86 | Game details 

  • The Thunder lock up the No. 1 seed with their win and the Nuggets’ win. Oklahoma City’s first-round opponent will be the winner between the 7-8 loser and 9-10 winner in the SoFi Play-In Tournament.
  • The Mavs are set at the No. 5 seed and will face the No. 4 Clippers in the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

Nuggets 126, Grizzlies 111 | Game details

  • The Nuggets grab the No. 2 seed with a win over the Grizzlies and the Timberwolves’ loss. Denver’s first-round opponent will be the winner of the Pelicans-Lakers matchup on April 16 in the SoFi Play-In Tournament (7:30 ET, TNT).

Suns 125, Timberwolves 106 | Game details

  • The Suns clinch the No. 6 seed with a win over the Timberwolves and the Pelicans’ loss. Phoenix will play No. 3 Minnesota in the first round.
  • The Timberwolves secure the No. 3 seed after their loss to the Suns. Minnesota will host its first-round series against Phoenix.

Warriors 123, Jazz 116 | Game details

  • The Warriors secure No. 10 after their win against the Jazz and the Lakers and Kings’ respective wins. Golden State will play No. 9 Sacramento in the SoFi Play-In Tournament on Tuesday, April 16 (10 ET, TNT).

Kings 121, Blazers 82 | Game details

  • The Kings are set at No. 9 with their win over the Blazers and the Lakers’ win. Sacramento will host the No. 10 Warriors in the SoFi Play-In Tournament on Tuesday, April 16 (10 ET, TNT).



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