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Understanding the 2021 NBA Playoffs

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The pandemic shortened 2021 NBA season will also give us a truncated playoff system. Here’s what you need to know as a fan or a sport bettor.

NBA Play-In Tournament

The NBA Play-In Tournament will include teams with the 7th through 10th-highest winning percentages in each conference and take place May 18-21.

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Prior to the start of the 2020-21 season, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved a proposal to implement a playoff Play-In Tournament on a one-year basis for the 2020-21 season.The State Farm Play-In Tournament is a new series of games after the regular season and before the first round of playoffs, where teams with lower win percentages get another chance to advance. It will include

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Q: When is the Play-In Tournament?

The Play-In Tournament will begin Tuesday, May 18 and conclude Friday, May 21. The teams with the seventh-highest and eighth-highest winning percentage in each conference will each have two chances to win one game. This will give them a chance to make the playoffs. The teams with the ninth-highest and tenth-highest winning percentages in each conference will each have to win two consecutive games to earn a playoff spot.

Q: How will the Play-In Tournament be structured?

At the conclusion of the regular season but before the first round of the playoffs, the team with the 7th-highest winning percentage in each conference will host the team with the 8th-highest winning percentage in a Play-In Game (the “Seven-Eight Game”). The winner of the Seven-Eight Game in each conference will earn the No. 7 seed.

The team with the 9th-highest winning percentage in each conference will host the team with the 10th-highest winning percentage in the “Nine-Ten Game”. The loser of the Seven-Eight Game will host the winner of the Nine-Ten Game in a Play-In Game, and the winner of that game in each conference will earn the No. 8 seed.

Source: nba.com

-How do the playoffs work?

The NBA Playoffs are a best-of-seven series of games played in April, May and June. Teams seeded No. 16 through No. 30 play or are eliminated from playoff contention with one loss (or by being defeated during their conference semifinals). Teams enter each round as either home teams – guaranteed at least two games on their court before they must travel to face an opponent’s arena for another game – or road teams that may have to win up to three consecutive games away from home if both competitors can’t provide a suitable venue.

The NBA’s Play-In tournament was introduced last season more out of necessity than experimentation.While deciding what to do with the 20 teams who didn’t make the playoffs, they decided on creating a play-in tournament for those in contention.

The Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers were the only teams last year who met the criteria for the play-in round of NBA playoffs. However, in just one game, Portland beat them and advanced to compete in this year’s series.This season, the NBA has decided to bring back the Play-In tournament with a bit of a a twist on the format that we saw last year.

The playoff format will create more opportunities for NBA bettors.

The NBA playoffs will be the same as they were in 2020, with each conference getting two rounds of seeding. The Western Conference playoff teams include Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs (who beat Oklahoma City Thunder), and Denver Nuggets. Eastern Conference teams who made it to the second round include Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat , and Boston Celtics.

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Brooklyn Nets -110 10/11
Milwaukee Bucks +325 13/4
Philadelphia 76ers +375 15/4
Miami Heat +1200 12/1
Boston Celtics +3000 30/1
Atlanta Hawks +3000 430/1
New York Knicks +4000 40/1
Indiana Pacers +10000 100/1
Charlotte Hornets +12500 125/1
Chicago Bulls +12500 125/1
Toronto Raptors +12500 125/1
Washington Wizards +25000 250/1
Cleveland Cavaliers +100000 1000/1
Orlando Magic< +250000 2500/1


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Los Angeles Clippers +225 9/4
Utah Jazz +375 15/4
Phoenix Suns +700 7/1
Denver Nuggets +1000 10/1
Dallas Mavericks +2000 20/1
Portland Trail Blazers +3000 30/1
Golden State Warriors +10000 100/1
Memphis Grizzlies +10000 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans +10000 100/1
San Antonio Spurs +10000 100/1
Sacramento Kings +50000 500/1

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