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Who Memphis Grizzlies could face in first round

Who Memphis Grizzlies could face in first round

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Who Memphis Grizzlies could face in first round

The Memphis Grizzlies are comfortably in the No. 2 spot, and only a poor finish to the season will keep them from grabbing the second seed in the Western Conference.

That means home-court advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs. It also means the Grizzlies will not know their first round opponent until the first play-in games are completed. As of Monday, Minnesota would host the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 7 seed. 

But the Timberwolves are making a push into the top six seeds, with Denver and Utah within 2.5 games of dropping into the play-in tournament.

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Here’s the full NBA playoff picture as of Saturday afternoon:

Western Conference

(Top four get home court advantage in first round)

1. Phoenix Suns (clinched No. 1 seed) — 62-15

2. Memphis Grizzlies (clinched No. 2 seed) — 55-23; 7.5 GB from 1st