Mar 31, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Clippers won 114-104. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Updated 2014 Western Conference Playoff Picture

The NBA playoffs are just around the corner and the spots in the Western Conference are starting to fill up. With six of the eight available playoff tickets punched, the battle over the last two remaining seeds is down to five teams.

Unlike the Eastern Conference, which has only two remaining playoff seeds available, the Western Conference is truly the wild, wild west as only the top three seeds have been clinched and the rest of the field remains wide open. To counter that, there are only two teams not in the playoffs still in the hunt so at worst two teams in the playoffs will miss the postseason.

Here’s a look at the current Western Conference playoff picture as of today:

Western Conference Playoff Picture
Team W L GB
1. Spurs – y 59 17 – 
2. Thunder – x 55 19 3
3. Clippers – y 54 23  5.5
4. Rockets 49 25 9
5. Blazers 49 27 10
6. Warriors 46  29 12.5 
7. Mavericks 45 31 14
8. Grizzlies 44 31 14.5 
  (Games out of Playoffs) 
– Suns 44 31 1
– Timberwolves 37 37 7

y -
Clinched Division

x - Clinched berth

Do you think your team will make it to the postseason or will you end up on the outside looking in? Sound off in the comments section below and let your opinion be heard.

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