The Philadelphia 76ers get set to host the Detroit Pistons in the season finale on Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT and they still don’t know for sure where they will end up in the East standings. While it will most likely be at the No. 4 spot where they will then take on the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs, they can still move up to 3.
Until the conclusion of the regular season on April 10, we are going to regularly update the Eastern Conference standings and where the Sixers are at on an everyday basis while also taking a look at who they could possibly face in Round 1 of the playoffs.
Saturday’s most prominent games (April 9)
The only prominent game on Saturday was the Sixers knocking off the Indiana Pacers. The win for the Sixers did do one thing as it guarantees that they will have home-court advantage in Round 1 of the playoffs whether that is against the Raptors or the Chicago Bulls remains to be seen.
Sunday’s most prominent games (April 10)
The only games that matter to the Sixers on Sunday are their matchup with the Pistons and the Boston Celtics taking on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Sixers can move up to No. 3 on the final day of the regular season if they beat the Pistons and if the Celtics lose to the Grizzlies.
Memphis has nothing to play for as they are locked into the No. 2 seed in the West and they are resting Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, and Steven Adams as they prepare for the playoffs.
Pistons at Sixers 7 p.m. EDT
Celtics at Grizzlies 7 p.m. EDT
April 10 East playoff standings
X-Miami Heat 53-28 –GBX-Milwaukee Bucks 51-30 2 GBX-Boston Celtics 50-31 3 GBX-Philadelphia 76ers 50-31 3 GBX-Toronto Raptors 48-33 5 GBX-Chicago Bulls 45-36 8 GBPI-Brooklyn Nets 43-38 10 GBPI-Cleveland Cavaliers 43-38 10 GBPI-Atlanta Hawks 42-39 11 GBPI-Charlotte Hornets 42-39 11 GB
X-denotes playoff spot clinched
PI-denotes locked into play-in tournament