Basketball Wiretap

2023 NBA Postseason Fields Are Set

Apr 9, 2023 6:09 PM

The 2023 NBA postseason fields are now set.

Eastern Conference Playoffs

1. Milwaukee Bucks vs 8. Miami Heat/Atlanta Hawks/Toronto Raptors/Chicago Bulls

4. Cleveland Cavaliers vs 5. New York Knicks

3. Philadelphia 76ers vs 6. Brooklyn Nets

2. Boston Celtics vs 7. Miami Heat/Atlanta Hawks

Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament

7. Miami Heat vs 8. Atlanta Hawks

9. Toronto Raptors vs. 10. Chicago Bulls

Western Conference Playoffs

1. Denver Nuggets vs 8. Los Angeles Lakers/Minnesota Timberwolves/New Orleans Pelicans/Oklahoma City Thunder

4. Phoenix Suns vs 5. LA Clippers

3. Sacramento Kings vs 6. Golden State Warriors

2. Memphis Grizzlies vs 7. Los Angeles Lakers/Minnesota Timberwolves

Western Conference Play-In Tournament

7. Los Angeles Lakers vs 8. Minnesota Timberwolves

9. New Orleans Pelicans vs. 10. Oklahoma City Thunder

RealGM Staff Report

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Bucks Clinch No. 1 Seed In East, Secure Best Record In NBA

Apr 6, 2023 1:51 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks secured the best record in the NBA and clinched the No. 1 in the Eastern Conference following their 105-92 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

The Bucks won the game without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was out due to right knee soreness. The team now is 11-6 without Antetokounmpo.

"A great advantage and something to be proud of for the regular season," said Brook Lopez after the game.

Khris Middleton also left the game due to right knee soreness and did not return.

Mike Budenholzer was unsure whether Middleton would appear in the final two games of the season. 

Grayson Allen is also expected to miss the rest of the regular season

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Andrew Wiggins Out For Final Two Games Of Regular Season

Apr 6, 2023 1:44 AM

Andrew Wiggins will sit the final two games of the regular season, according to Steve Kerr.

Wiggins, who last played on February 13, rejoined the Warriors on Tuesday after missing 23 games.

"He'll continue to work and he'll ramp it up pretty quickly," said Kerr.

Wiggins will need to be cleared by the Warriors training staff before he returns to the court.

Wiggins will have another week of preparation should the Warriors avoid the play-in tournament. 

Kendra Andrews/ESPN

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