Wizards playoff scenarios heading into finale

Tonight is game 82 for the Washington Wizards and there is still plenty of playoff implications in their regular season finale against the Boston Celtics (Tip off at 8 pm). The Wizards can finish anywhere from 5th to 7th in the Eastern Conference standings based on tonight's results. Here are the scenarios:

Wizards will be the 5th seed if:

- Wizards beat the Celtics AND the Nets lose to the Cavaliers

Wizards will be the 6th seed if:

- Wizards beat the Celtics OR the Bobcats lose to the Bulls

Wizards will be the 7th seed if:

- Wizards lose to the Celtics AND the Bobcats beat the Bulls

Here are the current seeding possibilities in Eastern Conference Standings, as seen below there is still plenty left to be determined:

1. Indiana Pacers (Clinched)

2. Miami Heat (Clinched)

3. Toronto or Chicago (TOR holds tiebreaker)

4. Chicago or Toronto

5. Brooklyn or Washington (WAS holds tiebreaker)

6. Washington, Charlotte, or Brooklyn (CHA holds tiebreaker over WAS)

7. Charlotte or Washington

8. Atlanta Hawks (Clinched)

As you can see it is important for the Wizards to get the victory tonight to avoid playing the Miami Heat in the first round. If the Wizards win they are guaranteed to play either Toronto or Chicago in the first round. For your pleasure here are tonight's games that have playoff implications affecting the Wizards. Enjoy.

Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Bobcats- 7 pm

Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics- 8 pm

Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers- 8 pm

Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks- 8 pm


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