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Sport Breaking down the wild NBA race for the West's 8th seed

21:06  12 august  2020
21:06  12 august  2020 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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You probably know that the Portland Trail Blazers took a huge step toward a possible playoff spot by jumping into the No. 8 seed as of Wednesday morning after another unreal Damian Lillard performance. But the race toward the West ’ s play-in games is hardly over.

Below, we break down each sad team in the race . Remember: one of them will make the playoffs. Why they want to make the playoffs: The Kings are in a new arena and desperately want to be able to show that arena off to a national audience with a rocking crowd in April.

You probably know that the Portland Trail Blazers took a huge step toward a possible playoff spot by jumping into the No. 8 seed as of Wednesday morning after another unreal Damian Lillard performance.

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But the race toward the West’s play-in games is hardly over. And the scenarios for who could end up fighting for the final playoff spot in the conference are bonkers heading into play on Thursday.

It couldn’t have turned out better for the NBA. The Blazers have been must-watch, the Grizzlies — who previously held the No. 8 seed — are still in it, the Spurs have figured out how to win without LaMarcus Aldridge and the Suns still haven’t lost a game at Disney World.

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  NBA Power Rankings: Every team in the West's race for the 8th seed, ranked The NBA's bubble has been extremely entertaining overall, but absolutely nothing has been more fun to watch than the race for the 8th seed in the West. I want to drop a Wild Wild West joke right here, but I'll spare you. Just know that almost every single team from the…I want to drop a Wild Wild West joke right here, but I’ll spare you.

Breaking down NBA playoff scenarios for the 8 th Seed in the Western Conference. By Dylan Mickanen August 11, 2020 6:22 PM. The eighth and ninth seeds in the West will face off on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PT. If the eighth seed wins then they will advance to the first round of the

NBA News. Lillard, Blazers continue playoff push vs. Clippers. The Portland Trail Blazers will attempt to continue their surge for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference on The Toronto Raptors own the longest active winning streak in the NBA and can clinch the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference on

Let’s break down the remaining contenders, who are all within a half-game of the No. 8 spot.

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