NBA Playoff Standings 2014: Bobcats, Wizards, Mavericks Drop as Knicks, Hawks, Grizzlies Win

March 21, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The NBA playoff standings in 2014 are going to go down to the wire, especially in the Eastern Conference. 

The bottom three seeds in particular look to be between four teams. The Washington Wizards, currently number 6, and the Charlotte Bobcats, currently number 7, have each lost two straight while number 8 seed Atlanta Hawks have won five straight and the New York Knicks, currently just out of a spot at ninth, have won seven straight.

The Knicks are still four games behind Atlanta but the Bobcats are only a half game ahead of the Hawks.

In the Western Conference, there’s also nine teams in serious contention for the eight spots, with three teams particularly battling for the last two spots.

The Phoenix Suns fell out of the top eight last week and remain at ninth place, a game and a half behind the Dallas Mavericks who have just fallen behind the Memphis Grizzlies into the eighth spot.

The Grizzlies have a bit of momentum with two straight wins and an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. The Mavs and Suns are both 5-5 in the last 10.

See the full standings below:

Eastern Conference

1. Indiana Pacers (50-18)
2. Miami Heat (46-20) [3 games back]
3. Toronto Raptors (38-29) [11.5 games back]
4. Chicago Bulls (38-30) [12 games back]
5. Brooklyn Nets (35-31)  [14 games back]
6. Washington Wizards (35-33) [15 games back]
7. Charlotte Bobcats (33-36) [17.5 games back]
8. Atlanta Hawks (31-35) [18 games back]

9. New York Knicks (28-40) [22 games back] 
10. Cleveland Cavaliers (26-43) [24.5 games back]
11. Detroit Pistons (25-42) [24.5 games back]

Western Conference 

1. San Antonio Spurs (51-16) 
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (50-18) [1.5 games back]
3. L.A. Clippers (48-21)  [4 games back]
4. Houston Rockets (46-22) [5.5 games back]
5. Portland Trailblazers (44-24) [7 games back]
6. Golden State Warriors (44-26) [8.5 games back]
7. Dallas Mavericks (40-27) [11 games back]
8. Memphis Grizzlies (41-28) [11 games back]

9. Phoenix Suns (39-29) [12.5 game back]
10. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-33) [17 games back]

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