The Portland Trail Blazers are on the cusp of punching their ticket to the 2018 NBA Playoffs. With a win versus the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, Portland clinches a playoff berth. But, a loss by either the Denver Nuggets or Minnesota Timberwolves also pushes Portland into the NBA playoffs:
From NBA PR: the Blazers clinch a playoff spot with a win or a loss by either the Nuggets or Timberwolves.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) April 1, 2018
Schedule of Possible Playoff-Clinching Games
-If Minnesota or Denver loses, Portland automatically clinches a spot in the NBA playoffs.
-If Minnesota and Denver win, Portland can clinch a spot in the NBA playoffs with a win against Memphis.
-If neither of those scenarios happen, the Blazers have to wait another day to clinch a playoff spot.
Other Games to Keep Tabs on
Neither of these games affects Portland clinching a playoff spot, but the Spurs (44-32, No. 4 seed), Thunder (44-33, tied for No. 5 seed with T’Wolves) and Pelicans (43-33, tied for No. 7 with Jazz) all trail the Blazers (47-29) for the No. 3 seed.