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Basketball – 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Explained: Teams, schedule, how it works

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The NBA regular season is heading towards a dramatic crescendo meaning basketball‘s fans attention is starting to turn towards the next twist in the tale: the 2024 NBA play-in tournament.

With teams that have finished number 1-6 in the standings guaranteed safe passage through to the playoffs, the battle will be on for the seventh and eighth seeds.

From Tuesday 16 April to Friday 19 April, the teams that finish number 7-10 in the standings will compete to try and secure a spot in playoffs.

Heading into the final day of the regular season – Sunday 14 April – most of the playoff picture is still yet to be realised with 12 of the final 15 games having direct implications on the final standings.

So, what do we know about the current state of the play-in tournament?

In the East, Chicago and Atlanta are confirmed to duel in the No.9 v No.10 matchup while LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings are in the play-in tournament but don’t yet know their final seeding.

With it all still to play for, here’s what you need to know about the play-in tournament.

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