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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.
A possible first round playoff preview will take place on Monday night as the Utah Jazz host the Houston Rockets. The seeding in the Western Conference is very tight though and each team is trying to improve their position. The Jazz have a chance to tie Houston in the standings with a win tonight and that is a good possibility considering the Jazz have the best home record in the NBA at 36-4.
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.