The Trail Blazers will rest on Monday after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 124-121 on Sunday. Portland is only halftime behind Memphis, becoming the eighth seed in the Western Conference, with two games left.
For the Blazers, reaching the eighth seed will be huge. This not only gave them a greater distance from the tenth seed to ensure Portland had a chance to make the playoffs, but the Trail Blazers also won one game instead of two.
Entering the bubble period, ESPN’s BPI has a 9% chance of owning Portland and only has a 9% chance of finishing eighth in the Western Conference. This chance has more than tripled to 30.3%.
However, just because the Blazers are not in the game today does not mean that the ranking will not be affected.
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This is Monday’s ranking. Update after winning OKC from Phoenix on Monday and evening, the Suns won on Tuesday and Memphis lost money.
8. Memphis Grizzlies remaining schedule: Milwaukee (winning rate: 0.458)
9. Portland Trail Blazers remaining schedule: Brooklyn Dallas (Win rate: 0.458)
10. Phoenix Suns remaining game schedule: Dallas (winning rate: 0.458)
11. San Antonio Spurs remaining schedule: Utah (winning rate: 0.457)
Note: Both New Orleans and Sacramento were eliminated in the playoffs on Sunday.
Famous games on August 10:
Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Who do we want to win? Oklahoma City.
Line: Phoenix-7.5 Phoenix won 128-101.
Since the Grizzlies, Trail Blazers and Spurs are all on their days off, the Suns are the only team in the playoffs to play the eighth seed on Monday. However, since OKC defeated many famous players such as Steven Adams, Danillo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous Alexander and Nerlens Noel, this should be an easy victory for Phoenix.
If Phoenix wins: They will be tied for tenth with San Antonio and half a game behind Portland, with two games left for all teams.
If Phoenix loses: They will be ninth behind Portland at halftime, with only two games left. The Suns need Portland to lose to have a chance to win ninth.
Famous games on August 11:
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks (3:30 PM Pacific time):
Who do you want to win: Portland.
Motivation for rest? Dallas had a rest in the game against Utah on Monday, including Luka Doncic (Luka Doncic) and Kristaps Porzingis (Kristaps Porzingis) and other starters, this is the Mavericks can be in the standings One of the few teams to catch up. However, they returned to the battlefield from under 22 years old, defeated the jazz band, placed them in the entire game after Utah, and finished sixth.
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets (11:00 Pacific Time):
Who do you want to win: Houston. The San Antonio team won 123-105.
Motivation for rest? The Rockets will be 1.5 games behind Denver by the third seed, and may have a chance to advance and play for the Utah Jazz. Houston has eliminated the Utah Jazz from the playoffs for two consecutive years instead of the Oklahoma City Thunder. .
Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers (1:30 pm Pacific time):
Who do we want to win? Philadelphia. Phoenix won 130-117.
Motivation for rest? Ben Simmons has been excluded indefinitely. Joel Embiid injured his left ankle on the Trail Blazers on Sunday and the 76ers excluded him from Tuesday’s game. However, Philadelphia is only the fourth game of the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat (playing against each other on Monday night), which will avoid Boston in the first round. The 76ers cannot fall to the seventh seed.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics (2:00pm Pacific time):
Who do we want to win? Boston Boston won 122-107.
Motivation for rest? Boston is locked as the third seed in the Eastern Conference, but head coach Brad Stevens said that he does not plan to take a break from the rest of the seed games.
The Celtics coach said after practice in the Boston Herald on Saturday: “Obviously, you want to be healthy, but conditioning is a big part of it, so we want all major players to be at least two-thirds.” All of us in the sports science community and everyone else feel that a full week between games is enough – of course, they don’t want more. We are playing our guys, nothing is set in stone yet, this is us The way to approach.”
Portland wins the eighth seed:
-Portland 1-1, Memphis 0-1, San Antonio 0-1, Phoenix 0-1
Portland wins the ninth seed:
-Portland 1-1, Memphis 1-0, San Antonio 0-1, Phoenix 0-1
Game 1: Saturday, August 15th, 11:30 am PST
Game 2 (if necessary): Sunday, August 16, 1:30 PST
Next: The Portland Trail Blazers will play the Dallas Mavericks on NBC Sports Northwest at 3:30 pm PST on August 11 (Tuesday).