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Updated look at Western 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 West bracket.

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns smiles during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on May 9, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Will Navarro/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA regular season is in its final week as most teams have about 3-4 games left before the playoffs. The 2021 NBA playoffs are set to begin after the play-in tournament, which runs from May 18-21. The postseason will get going on May 22. The standings are pretty tight in each conference, so we don’t know how the seeds will shake out. The Western Conference picture looks like it’s starting to take shape, but you never know what can happen.

The Utah Jazz look like they’ll end up securing the No. 1 overall seed in the West this week. They have a 2.0 game lead on the Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 3.0 games clear of the Los Angeles Clippers, so right now it looks like 1-2 will be Jazz-Suns. The Clippers and Denver Nuggets could swap spots in the 3-4 slots only 1.0 game apart. After that, the 5-7 seeds are a fight between the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers. Let’s take a look at the bracket for the West heading into the final week. We’ll be updating this bracket leading into the play-in tourney.

Western Conference Playoff Bracket

No. 1 seed Utah Jazz (52-20)
No. 8 seed Golden State Warriors* (39-33)

No. 2 seed Phoenix Suns (51-21)
No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers* (42-30)

No. 3 seed Denver Nuggets (47-25)
No. 6 seed Portland Trail Blazers (42-30)

No. 4 seed Los Angeles Clippers (47-25)
No. 5 seed Dallas Mavericks (42-30)

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

Western Conference play-in tournament picture

Place Team Wins Losses GB of 1st
Place Team Wins Losses GB of 1st
5 Dallas Mavericks 42 30 10
6 Portland Trail Blazers 42 30 10
7-x Los Angeles Lakers 42 30 10
8-x Golden State Warriors 39 33 13
9-x Memphis Grizzlies 38 34 14
10-x San Antonio Spurs 33 36 19