All of 16 teams competing from the playoffs will probably possess at least one worldwide player as the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers guide the way with 7 foreign born people on every roster. In 36 regular-season games with Erie, Magette averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 10.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
The Toronto Raptors hold the number one seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 59-22.
There are also individual milestones and team records on the line. The Wizards will have No. 8 seed with a loss or a Milwaukee win and a Miami win.
The 82-game regular season trek is finally in the review mirror, and from here on out everything that happens will matter. Wizards' shooting guard Bradley Beal has shown he can lead a team with Wall's absence, and not to mention the young talent surrounding that backcourt.
Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are all in the starting lineup Wednesday for Toronto at Miami.
The NBA postseason will have a distinct worldwide flair with a record 62 foreign born players from 33 countries chasing a championship ring, the league said on Thursday. Game times for Games 5-7 (if necessary) will become available at a later time.
The rest of the Eastern Conference is just average.
The Pacers will either play the 76ers or Cavaliers. Cleveland has had a lot of problems this season but IN shouldn't be one, especially with playoff LeBron James.
With good reason. There's a trophy to go chase now. With Jimmy Butler playing healthy, they were on the right track. I don't see them getting further after that.
With one game remaining on the schedule for the Celtics and the rest of the National Basketball Association, the C's first round opponent is yet to be known.
Philadelphia has a mixture of pieces with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Dario Saric, and Robert Covington. That boosted his effective field-goal rate (49 per cent) to its highest point since his rookie season (50.2 per cent in 2009-10), while also increasing his box plus-minus, a box score estimate of the points per 100 possessions a player contributed above a league-average player, translated to an average team, to a career-high (plus-2.1).
James entered the finale averaging 27.7 points, 9.2 assists and 8.7 rebounds. Coach Mike D'Antoni guided his team to win streaks of 17, 14 and 11 games, and James Harden emerged as an MVP candidate while showing he could share the court with Chris Paul, a ball-dominant guard acquired in the offseason to help this team get over the hump.
The team that lands in seventh takes on No. 2 Golden State, while the eighth seed has the unfortunate pleasure of facing No. 1 Houston.
Houston's James Harden has the scoring crown wrapped up.
The Pelicans will either play the Rockets or the Trail Blazers in the first round.
So, who are the Warriors most likely to face based on the outcome of Wednesday's games? Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green should be able to handle OKC easily.
The 2018 NBA Playoffs are officially here.