Mar 28, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Miami won 110-78. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Updated 2014 Eastern Conference Playoff Picture


The NBA playoffs are just around the corner and the spots in the Eastern 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.

Miami and Indiana have locked themselves in while the Bulls and Raptors are battling to out to see who will end up as the third seed. beyond that, it’s all about positioning until you get to the bottom two slots which very much do not belong to the Bobcats or the Knicks at this point.

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

Eastern Conference Playoff Picture
Team W L GB
1. Heat – y 52 22 – 
2. Pacers – y 53 23
3. Raptors – x 43 32  9.5
4. Bulls – x 43 32  9.5
5. Nets – x 40 34  12 
6. Wizards – x 39  36  13.5 
7. Bobcats 37 38  15.5
8. Knicks 33  43  20 
  (Games out of Playoffs) 
– Hawks 32  42
– Cavaliers 31   45 3
– Pistons 27 48

Key
y -
Clinched Division

x - Clinched berth

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