Best bets and predictions for the next NBA playoff round, which will take place on Sunday night.
Here are the best bets on each of the four remaining teams and some of the biggest surprises in the final standings.
Cavs: No. 2 seed Cleveland has a strong shot at advancing to the conference finals with a win over the Lakers on Friday night.
The Cavs also have a chance to win the Atlantic Division with a home win over New York on Sunday.
They will be looking for a win Sunday against the 76ers, but their only other chance is against Boston, who could clinch a playoff spot with a victory.
Celtics: Boston’s record is 7-6, but the Celtics are in good shape with a 3-1 record in the conference.
The Celtics could go into the conference semifinals with a 2-0 record if they lose to Charlotte on Sunday, but it’s unlikely.
They also could make it to the postseason if they win out over Charlotte.
Pistons: Detroit will face Minnesota in the second round on Friday.
Detroit’s winning streak is two games, but Minnesota is still 2-1 in its last three games.
The Pistons could make a run to the Eastern Conference semifinals with wins over Boston and Philadelphia, but they need to avoid a loss to Charlotte.
Thunder: Oklahoma City’s win streak is only three games, which is an incredible turnaround from its 0-5 start to start the season.
The Thunder are 8-0 when winning three games or fewer, and 3-0 at home when winning at least five games.
They are also 3-4 at home against playoff teams and have lost to Atlanta and San Antonio.
Spurs: San Antonio has won three of its last four, including a three-game sweep of Denver in the first round.
The Spurs have won nine straight at home, including wins over the Clippers, Jazz and Heat.
The most recent loss was by one point against the Clippers.
Lakers: The Lakers have won five straight and have a nine-game winning streak.
They have a two-game lead in the Pacific Division, and a three game lead in second place in the Western Conference.
They must overcome the Suns and Suns’ star guard, Brandon Ingram, for a playoff berth.
Clippers: The Clippers are 3-3 in the last five games and will have to avoid the Celtics in the round robin on Sunday to advance to the second half of the playoffs.
The Clippers will need to beat the 76, 76ers and Warriors in the remaining three games of the round.
Celtics (vs. Pelicans): The Celtics are 6-3 on the road this season, but won’t face the Pelicans in the regular season.
Boston has won seven of its past eight games, including victories over the Rockets and Knicks.
The biggest question mark for the Celtics is whether their frontcourt can handle New Orleans’ talented point guard, Jimmy Butler.
Bucks: The Bucks are 10-4 this season and have won seven straight, including their first eight games.
If they get past the Spurs on Sunday and beat the Kings in the playoffs, the Bucks could have a shot at the playoffs if they finish with the same record as the 76-76 loss.
Hornets: The Hornets are 13-4 all-time in the postseason, and have not lost to an opponent since the season opener in December.
They can avoid the Pacers on Sunday with wins against the Celtics and Pacers.
Timberwolves: The Timberwolves are 8, 2-4 in their last nine games, and will face the Clippers in the next two rounds.
The Timberwolves have a tough road to the playoffs with a 6-16 record on the year.
Spurs (vs, Pacers): The Spurs are 8 (1-6) in their past 10 games, losing to the Celtics on Sunday in a best-of-seven series.
They need to defeat the Pacers, Timberwolves and Kings in their remaining three playoff games to advance.
Suns (vs) Blazers: The Suns have won three straight at the Moda Center and have taken four of their last five.
The Blazers are 8 1/2 games ahead of them in the division, and they can clinch a spot in the West with a road win over Denver.
Lakers: Milwaukee is 7 3/4 in its past 10 and will host the Lakers in the opening round.
They’ll have to overcome injuries to All-Star guard Brandon Knight and rookie guard Lonzo Ball in order to make the playoffs without All-Stars Pau Gasol and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Trail Blazers (vs Raptors): The Trail Blazers have won 10 of their past 11 games and have an eight-game win streak.
However, the Raptors have won four of five.
Heat (vs Hawks): The Heat are 8 3/8 in their 10 games and are in