Pistons clinch final playoff spot in East

Rex Christensen
April 14, 2019

The Pistons needed to either win or have the Charlotte Hornets lose to the Orlando Magic to clinch the playoff berth.

Let's take a look at the East standings and updated playoff picture with one final regular season day of action left.

In Philadelphia, Jonathon Simmons had 20 points to lead the 76ers over Chicago in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Milwaukee Bucks will host Game 1 of a first-round playoff series with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Fiserv Forum at 6 p.m.

The Pistons need this win to secure a playoff berth, but they've fallen into a hole at the wrong time and it could cost them the season. He shot 46.2% from the field and 36.2% from 3-point range.

Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a losing record, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games against a team with a losing home record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.

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On the pro-European side, the breakaway Change UK party, formed by pro-Remain MPs from Labour and the Tories, also expect to win seats.

Casey, who was harshly fired by the Toronto Raptors a year ago despite a 59-win season, said his Detroit rebuilding plan was ahead of schedule.

Blake Griffin has been nursing knee soreness and his status will come down to a game-time decision.

The Magic secured the seventh seed, and they will face the second-seeded Toronto Raptors in the first round.

The Milwaukee River will be dyed green Friday to kick off what Bucks hope is a long playoff run party: Also of the Journal Sentinel, Joe Taschler touched on the preparations and festivities the Bucks are planning to hold in advance of the NBA Playoffs opening up, including plans to dye the Milwaukee River green.

Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his farewell - a 105-94 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Dorian Finney-Smith was two-of-10 shooting and scored five points in the Mavericks' defeat.

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