Last night was a movie, in terms of teams fighting for NBA playoff seedings and when it came down to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, winning and getting that eighth and final spot in the Western Conference.
The T-Wolves won the game in overtime thanks to some clutch free throws by Andrew Wiggins and on the back of Jimmy Butler, ending the hopes for the Nuggets.
Elsewhere in the league, the New Orleans Pelicans won, as did the Portland Trail Blazers against the Utah Jazz, which helped them secure the No. 3 seed in the West. The Jazz loss gave the Oklahoma City Thunder the No. 4 seed and the Pels win helped them jump ahead of the San Antonio Spurs in the conference for that No. 6 spot.
As you can see above, the Timberwolves will be playing the Houston Rockets in the second round, the Golden State Warriors will face the Spurs, OKC will host Utah, and New Orleans will play the Blazers.
In the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers secured that No. 3 seed so they will face the dangerous Miami Heat. The Washington Wizards also slid down all the way to the No. 8 spot and will have to see the red-hot Toronto Raptors in the first round. The Milwaukee Bucks will also face the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will see the young Indiana Pacers squad, that have surprised the league and made it into the postseason with the No. 5 seed.
Which matchups do you think have the most potential to have upsets?
You can check out the schedule below and get ready for the postseason starting at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 14th live from Oracle Arena with the Warriors on ABC. The rest of the schedule will go back and forth between ESPN and TNT.