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After an exciting Thursday night finish, the Portland Trail Blazers survived to advance to the play-in tournament against the Memphis Grizzlies. This play-in tournament will decide who advances to the Western Conference playoffs as the No. 8 seed. The Blazers will be slotted in as the 8-seed right now while the Grizzlies will play catchup as the 9-seed.
So the way this whole thing works is the two teams play over the weekend. If the Blazers win the first game, they will advance as the No. 8 seed to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. If the Grizzlies win the first game, the two teams will play again on Sunday to decide who will be the 8-seed.
Here’s the schedule for this weekend:
Game 1 — Saturday, August 15th, 2:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 2 — Sunday, August 16th, 4:30 p.m. ET (if needed — ESPN)