NBA Playoff Standings 2014: Pistons, Cavs, Grizzlies Closing in on Playoff Spots

March 5, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The NBA playoff standings for 2014 are not set in stone yet, and some teams are closing in on the bottom spots.

The Atlanta Hawks have gone on a dismal 1-9 run in the last 10 games, enabling the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers to close in on the eighth spot.

The Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets, and the Washington Wizards are not that far ahead either. The Eastern Conference playoff positioning could easily get jumbled in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, in the Western Conference, a similar 1-9 showing in the last 10 games for the Denver Nuggets has likely knocked them out of playoff contention.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies are eying the bottom slots, while the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Golden State Warriors are looking to hold on. Memphis is only one game behind the Suns are going 7-3 in its last 10 games (versus 5-5). Minnesota has gone 6-4 in its last 10 games.

Check out the current rankings below as well as the matchups if the regular season ended today.

Eastern Conference

1. Indiana Pacers (46-14)
2. Miami Heat (43-15)
3. Toronto Raptors (33-26)
4. Chicago Bulls (33-27)
5. Washington Wizards (31-29)
6. Brooklyn Nets (29-29)
7. Charlotte Bobcats (27-33)
8. Atlanta Hawks (26-32)

9. Detroit Pistons (24-36)
10. Cleveland Cavaliers (24-38)
11. New York Knicks (21-40)
12. Boston Celtics (20-40)

Western Conference 

1. Oklahoma City Thunder (46-15)
2. San Antonio Spurs (44-16)
3. Houston Rockets (41-19)
4. L.A. Clippers (42-20)
5. Portland Trailblazers (41-19)
6. Golden State Warriors (37-24)
7. Dallas Mavericks (36-25)
8. Phoenix Suns (35-25)

9. Memphis Grizzlies (34-25)
10. Minnesota Timberwolves (30-29)
11. Denver Nuggets (25-34)
12. New Orleans Pelicans (24-37)


Eastern Conference

Pacers vs Hawks (Pacers lead regular season head-to-head 2-1)

Heat vs Bobcats (Heat lead 4-0)

Raptors vs Nets (Raptors lead 2-1)

Bulls vs Wizards  (Wizards lead 2-0)

Western Conference

Thunder vs Suns (Thunder lead 1-0)

Spurs vs Mavericks (Spurs lead 3-0)

Rockets vs Warriors (Rockets lead 2-1)

Clippers vs Blazers (Tied 1-1)

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