What’s next for NBA playoff trees? NBA playoff tree in bloom
NBA playoff branches are always evolving, and this year is no different.
We’re still waiting for the final tree to be established, and we’re not yet sure how many trees will be planted at the beginning of the playoffs.
The NBA will be announcing the final trees in January, but there’s still no official date.
Here are some of the things to know about the NBA playoff system: The NBA uses a playoff tree to determine which teams advance in the standings and which teams fall short.
The final tree is determined by the standings, which are based on the regular season, the conference tournament and the regular-season playoff win total.
The final playoff tree will also determine which conference teams will advance to the conference finals.
Each conference has a different number of playoff seeds, with the most recent group having a record of 30-13 or more.
In other words, the teams with the lowest records in each conference are the first seeds.
This is how it works: The conference tournament winners receive a seed, while the teams that advance to their conference finals receive the third seed.
For example, the No. 1 seed from the second-place finishers in the conference semifinals would receive the seed No. 3, while No. 4 from the No.-3 finishers would receive No. 2.
For the No-4 seed from No. 5-4, No. 7 would receive a No. 6 seed, No 6 would receive no seed, and so on.
The league uses the win total of each conference to determine the final seed for the conference playoffs.
For this year, the win totals were: 1.
Brooklyn Nets (1 seed); 2.
Boston Celtics (1); 3.
Phoenix Suns (1) and 6.
Portland Trail Blazers (1).
The NBA playoff standings were announced Wednesday.
The playoff brackets will be announced in January.
The full playoff schedule is here