What's buzzing:

Factbox: National Basketball Association playoff race

Reuters

(Reuters) - State of play in the National Basketball Association playoff race before the regular season ends on April 16.

The top eight teams from each conference qualify for the postseason (x-clinched playoff berth, e-eliminated from playoffs contention).

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. x-Indiana Pacers

2. x-Miami Heat

3. X-Toronto Raptors

4. x-Chicago Bulls

5. Brooklyn Nets

6. Washington Wizards

7. Charlotte Bobcats

8. Atlanta Hawks

- -

9. New York Knicks

10. Cleveland Cavaliers

11. Detroit Pistons

12. Boston Celtics

13. e-Orlando Magic

14. e-Philadelphia 76ers

15. e-Milwaukee Bucks

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. x-San Antonio Spurs

2. x-Oklahoma City Thunder

3. x-Los Angeles Clippers

4. Houston Rockets

5. Portland Trail Blazers

6. Golden State Warriors

7. Phoenix Suns

8. Dallas Mavericks

- -

9. Memphis Grizzlies

10. Minnesota Timberwolves

11. e-New Orleans Pelicans

12. e-Denver Nuggets

13. e-Los Angeles Lakers

14. e-Sacramento Kings

15. e-Utah Jazz

(Compiled by Frank Pingue; editing by Julian Linden)

View Comments (0)
  • Thunder sign Spanish G Abrines

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract. … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 hours ago
  • More 'B Team' than 'Dream Team' as U.S. eye Rio basketball gold

    More 'B Team' than 'Dream Team' as U.S. eye Rio basketball gold

    Despite missing the game's two best players the U.S. men's basketball team are still the slam dunk favorite to return home from the Rio Olympics with the gold medal. With many top players turning down a chance to throw on the Stars and Stripes, the … More »

    Reuters - 19 hours ago
  • US routs Argentina in first Rio tuneup

    US routs Argentina in first Rio tuneup

    Full of new star power - and dominant on the inside - the U.S. men's basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday night with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina. A game that was over almost before it began … More »

    AP - Sports - Sat, 23 Jul, 2016 1:11 AM EDT
  • Hornets co-owner hits out at All Star Game move

    (Reuters) - Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates has blasted the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and … More »

    Reuters - Sat, 23 Jul, 2016 12:16 AM EDT
  • NBA-Hornets co-owner hits out at All Star Game move

    Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates has blasted the NBA's decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender … More »

    Reuters - Fri, 22 Jul, 2016 11:59 PM EDT