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Updated look at Eastern Conference bracket for the 2021 NBA playoffs

We’re tracking the standings in the final week of the regular season to keep you up to date on the latest matchups within the East bracket.

Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers react against the Detroit Pistons in the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on May 8, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The NBA playoffs are just a few weeks away and we’re into the final week of the 2020-21 regular season. After the season ends, the NBA play-in tournament will take place on May 18-21 before the postseason gets going on May 22. The playoff picture in each conference is very up in the air with most teams having only 3-4 games left to get in better position. The Eastern Conference has almost nothing decided in the final week, well, except the Philadelphia 76ers looking like the No. 1 seed.

The Sixers are 3.0 games up on the Brooklyn Nets for 1st place and the Nets have a narrow lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the final week. Aside from the 2-3 seeds, the 4-7 seeds are very much up for grabs with the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics all involved. Let’s take a look at the bracket for the East heading into the final week. We’ll be updating this bracket leading into the play-in tourney.

Eastern Conference Playoff Bracket

No. 1 seed Philadelphia 76ers (48-23)
No. 8 seed Washington Wizards* (34-38)

No. 2 seed Brooklyn Nets (47-24)
No. 7 seed Boston Celtics* (36-36)

No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks (46-25)
No. 6 seed Miami Heat (40-32)

No. 4 seed New York Knicks (41-31)
No. 5 seed Atlanta Hawks (41-31)

* Teams in line to compete in the play-in tournament. These matchups are not final.

Eastern Conference play-in tournament picture

Place Team Wins Losses GB of 1st
Place Team Wins Losses GB of 1st
4 New York Knicks 41 31 8
5 Atlanta Hawks 41 31 8
6 Miami Heat 40 32 9
7-x Boston Celtics 36 36 13
8-x Washington Wizards 34 38 15
9-x Indiana Pacers 34 38 15
10-x Charlotte Hornets 33 39 16