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2024 NBA Standings update after games on March 31

The race for playoff spots in the regular NBA season is ongoing. Here are the latest updates on the 2024 NBA standings and playoff picture as of March 31.

Western Conference:

  1. Thunder secured a playoff berth and reclaimed the No. 1 spot by defeating the Knicks.
  2. Nuggets clinched a postseason berth and moved into 2nd place after overpowering the Cavaliers.
  3. Timberwolves fell from 1st to 3rd with a loss to the Bulls.
  4. Clippers maintained a 2-game lead over the Mavericks at No. 4 by beating the Hornets.
  5. Mavericks won their 7th straight game, moving past the Pelicans into 5th place via tiebreaker.
  6. Kings jumped over the Suns for the 7th spot via tiebreaker following a win against the Jazz.
  7. Lakers remained 1.5 games behind the Kings and Suns in 9th place after cruising past the Nets.
  8. Warriors maintained a 1.5-game deficit behind the Lakers in 10th place with a victory over the Spurs.
  9. Rockets saw their 11-game win streak snapped by the Mavericks, falling 2 games behind the Warriors.

Eastern Conference:

  1. Cavaliers lost to the Nuggets, falling 2.5 games behind the Bucks in 3rd place.
  2. Knicks remained a half-game behind the Cavaliers at No. 4 after a home loss to the Thunder.
  3. Heat dominated the Wizards, climbing within a half-game of the Pacers for 6th place.
  4. 76ers maintained a 4-game lead over the Bulls at No. 8 with a rout of the Raptors.
  5. Bulls upset the Timberwolves, increasing their lead over the Hawks for 9th place to 1.5 games.

2024 NBA Playoffs Bracket:

  • Western Conference:
    • (1) Thunder vs. (8) Play-In Winner
    • (2) Nuggets vs. (7) Play-In Winner
    • (3) Timberwolves vs. (6) Pelicans
    • (4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks
  • Eastern Conference:
    • (1) Celtics vs. (8) Play-In Winner
    • (2) Bucks vs. (7) Play-In Winner
    • (3) Cavaliers vs. (6) Pacers
    • (4) Knicks vs. (5) Magic

2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament Bracket:

  • Western Conference:
    • (7) Kings vs. (8) Suns
    • (9) Lakers vs. (10) Warriors
  • Eastern Conference:
    • (7) Heat vs. (8) 76ers
    • (9) Bulls vs. (10) Hawks
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