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The Utah Jazz will look to take a commanding lead tonight in their Western Conference playoff series against the Houston Rockets. The Jazz won game one on Saturday 93-82 and if they win tonight in Houston the series will be effectively over considering the Jazz would be returning home where they have the NBA’s best record.
The top seeded Los Angeles Lakers open up the Western Conference playoffs at home against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Lakers were 3-0 against the Nuggets during the regular season. This is the fourth time the teams have met in playoff history and the Lakers have won each of the previous three series.
The Boston Celtics finished with the best record in the NBA this season with 66 wins but everything starts over now that the playoffs begin. The Celtics will begin against the team with the worst record that made the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta is playing in the postseason for the first time since 1999.
The Utah Jazz will try and clinch home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs as they travel to San Antonio on Wednesday. The Jazz have not had much success at San Antonio in the past though. The game means a lot to the Jazz since getting home court advantage in the first round would be huge. The Jazz have the best record in the NBA at home but they are just 17-23 on the road.
The Atlanta Hawks will probably already be in the playoffs when they host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Indiana had to win at Washington on Tuesday to keep their playoff hopes alive and that was unlikely, which means the Hawks would get the eight spot in the East.
The Cleveland Cavaliers come into Fridayâ€™s game trying to finish out the season strong and hold on to fourth place in the Eastern Conference while the Chicago Bulls are just playing out the string. The Cavaliers are coming off a nice comeback on Wednesday as they trailed New Jersey by 14 points in the third quarter before going on a big run that ended in a blowout win.
Perhaps the biggest game of the NBA season so far takes place on Thursday night in Oakland as the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets. Both teams are tied for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference and the winner will take over sole possession of 8th place.
The Los Angeles Lakers will look to complete a season sweep of the Clippers on Thursday. The Clippers have had a horrible season and are 13-27 in the arena they share with the Lakers. The Clippers have lost three straight and 11 of their last 13 at home.
The Washington Wizards are trying to improve their playoff positioning but may have a tough time doing so on Wednesday as they host the best team in the East, the Boston Celtics. The Wizards are currently in fifth place in the East and are trying to catch Cleveland for fourth place which would mean home court advantage in the first round.
Two of the best teams in the NBA meet on Tuesday in New Orleans as the Hornets host the Jazz. The Jazz lead the season series 2-1 with two blowout wins in Salt Lake and a 12-point loss in New Orleans. Both teams lead their respective divisions and are fighting for playoff positioning.