So, as detailed in many places, the Blazers will likely end up as the 6th seed, and the Mavericks will most likely be the 2nd seed (I assume they will beat the Spurs). If this is a case, then the 3rd seed will be determined by the two Phoenix games, under the following permutations:
-Phoenix is 3rd if they win both games.
-Utah is 3rd if Phoenix beats Denver and Utah beats Phoenix
-Denver clinches 3rd if they beat Phoenix tonight. (I also assume that Utah beats the warriors tonight)
With these caveats in mind, the situation is this:
If Denver wins tonight, we play them. If they lose, then the 3rd seed will be the winner of the Phoenix/Utah game. So, my question is, who would you rather have win tonight? Denver, which locks our matchup, or Phoenix, in which case we both the best and the worst matchups of the three are still possible. (This is right to the best of my knowledge, but let me know if I'm mistaken.)
I myself, being an eternal optimist, will be rooting for the Suns.