Sunday, Mar. 18: Portland at LA, 10:30 p.m. ET
Only four games separate the 10th and third seeds. The LA Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Jazz are all vying for the eighth spot, but a bad losing streak there and win streak here, either of the three could vault themselves high enough into the standings to warrant home-court advantage in the opening round.
The last time these two teams faced, the Blazers shot only 37 percent from the floor. It was one of those games that showed they were a good team — when you can eek out a win despite not playing well. Since then both teams have been rolling. The West playoff race will be some of the most exciting basketball the rest of the season.