What's at stake for the 12 NBA teams in action during Day 7 of the NBA restart?

The race towards the playoffs continues in Orlando and on Day 7 we've got a busy six-game slate, with plenty of post-season implications.

From the Western Conference logjam in the middle of the pack to the race for the eighth seed and teams jostling for position in the East, there's plenty to keep track of during yet another busy day of NBA action.

What's at stake for the 12 teams in action? We've got you covered with a rundown below.

All win probabilities are per FiveThirtyEight's NBA Predictions model. All times IST.


Figuring out the East

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards - 1:30 am

Win probability: 76ers - 89%

The 76ers are out to make it back-to-back wins when they take on a young Wizards, who currently sit outside the playoff action.

The Indiana Pacers' hot start in Orlando leaves the 76ers trailing them by 1.5 games in the sixth-seed. A win against the Wizards would give the 76ers a 2-1 record.

For the Wizards, their slim playoff chances haven't improved through three seeding games in Orlando, opening their restart 0-3. They're currently 7.5 games back of the eighth-seed Orlando Magic.

Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic - 5:30 am

Win probability: Raptors - 76%

A potential first-round matchup in the playoffs!

Thanks to a 2-0 start in Orlando, the Raptors now sit 4.5 games in front of the third-seed Boston Celtics.

The Magic are in for their second game in as many days and after losing to the Pacers, they're 2-1 through three games. They're just a half-game back of the Brooklyn Nets in seventh, with both teams jostling for playoff position in the final two seeds.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics - 6:30 am

Win probability: Celtics - 92%

A depleted Nets team entered the bubble with limited expectations, but through three games, they're 2-1 and can count an impressive win over the Milwaukee Bucks to their record.

After a 1-2 start in Orlando, the Celtics sit 1.5 games ahead of the fourth-seed Miami Heat, with the Indiana Pacers a further game back, as the middle of the Eastern Conference still takes shape.

Western Conference logjam

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz - 12:00 am

Win probability: Jazz - 69%

The Grizzlies are desperate for a win after dropping their opening three games in Orlando.

Their chances of making the playoffs look in doubt, following a season-ending knee injury to Jaren Jackson Jr., while the Portland Trail Blazers have closed the gap to 1.5 games.

After winning their opening seeding game, the Jazz have lost two-straight and remain in the thick of the race for seeding in the middle of the Western Conference. They're currently fifth in the West and sit just 3.0 games back of the second-seed LA Clippers.

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1:30 am

Win probability: Nuggets - 70%

The Spurs are 2-1 in Orlando, climbing to the 10th seed, just two games back of the Memphis Grizzlies and will look to edge closer to the ninth-seed Portland Trail Blazers in the hopes of forcing a play-in tournament.

The Nuggets are 1-2 through three games in Orlando and will look to make ground on the LA Clippers who sit just 1.0 game ahead in the second seed. They currently hold a 2.0 game lead over the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 4:00 am

Win probability: Lakers - 70%

The Los Angeles Lakers have secured the top seed in the Western Conference, sitting 6.5 north of the Clippers in the standings. They're looking to find their offensive rhythm after some inconsistent performances in Orlando.

The Thunder missed an opportunity to gain ground on the third-seed Denver Nuggets, going down in overtime to Nikola Jokic and co. They're currently a half-game back of the Rockets and Jazz in a crowded Western Conference.

Current Standings

Entering Aug. 6
1 x - Milwaukee Bucks 54 14 - 1 x - Los Angeles Lakers 51 15 -
2 x - Toronto Raptors 48 18 5 2 x - LA Clippers 45 22 6.5
3 x - Boston Celtics 44 23 9.5 3 x - Denver Nuggets 44 23 7.5
4 x - Miami Heat 43 25 11 4 x - Houston Rockets 42 25 9.5
5 x - Indiana Pacers 42 26 12 5 x - Utah Jazz 42 25 9.5
6 x - Philadelphia 76ers 40 27 13.5 6 x - Oklahoma City Thunder 41 25 10
7 Brooklyn Nets 32 35 21.5 7 x- Dallas Mavericks 41 29 12
8 Orlando Magic 32 36 22 8 Memphis Grizzlies 32 36 20
9 Washington Wizards 24 43 29.5 9 Portland Trail Blazers 31 38 21.5
10 San Antonio Spurs 29 37 22
11 New Orleans Pelicans 29 38 22.5
12 Phoenix Suns 29 39 23
13 Sacramento Kings 28 39 23.5

x - clinched Playoff berth

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