Latest Western Conference playoff scenarios

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With only a few “seeding games” left, the NBA playoff race is heating up in the Western Conference and scenarios are changing each day.

The race for the eight and nine spot for the play-in series in the West has become more intriguing, as six teams are all within 3.5 games of each other.

Scenarios for Aug. 9 games:

  • Sacramento Kings are eliminated from the playoffs with a loss OR a Portland Trail Blazers win
  • New Orleans Pelicans are eliminated from the playoffs with a loss AND a Trail Blazers win
  • Memphis Grizzlies clinch a spot in the play-in series with a win against the Toronto Raptors

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