There were a few games remaining that had playoff implications on Wednesday night.
Charlotte Bobcats 91, Chicago Bulls 86 (OT)
By defeating the Bulls, the Bobcats kept themselves alive for the sixth seed because they hold the tie-breaker over the Washington Wizards. However, the Wizards’ victory over the Boston Celtics kept the Bobcats in seventh and they will take on the Miami Heat.
Washington Wizards 118, Boston Celtics 102
Cleveland Cavaliers 114, Brooklyn Nets 85
The Wizards’ victory, coupled with the Nets loss actually moved the Wizards into the fifth seed in the east and they will take on the Chicago Bulls. There is a lot of talk the Nets have been trying to avoid the Bulls and they have gotten their wish. Their loss drops them to sixth.
Here are the matchups:
Indiana Pacers (1) vs. Atlanta Hawks (8)
Chicago Bulls (4) vs. Washington Wizards (5)
Toronto Raptors (3) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6)
Miami Heat (2) vs. Charlotte Bobcats (7)
Two of the times for Saturday’s games have now been set.
Atlanta at Indiana, Saturday, April 19, TBD, ESPN
Charlotte at Miami, Sunday, April 20, 3:30PM, ABC
Brooklyn at Toronto, Saturday, Saturday, April 19, TBD, ESPN
Washington at Chicago, Sunday, Sunday, April 20, 7:00PM, TNT