Celtics 93, Bulls 101
The Celtics loss to the Bulls means that the C's are cemented as the No. 4 seed in the East and the Hawks are locked in to the No. 3 seed. The Bulls are in the driver's seat for the final East playoff spot on the last day of the regular season. Win and they're in. If the Raptors lose, the Bulls are also in. The only way they're out is with a loss and a Raptors win. Derrick Rose led the Bulls last night with a career-high 39 points, while backcourt mate Kirk Hinrich added a season-high 30 points. Celtics have lost 6 of their last 9 games. This was the Celtics first loss against the Bulls when Kevin Garnett played (they were 8-0 with him, 2-0 without him).
You can see every 2010 NBA playoff scenario after the jump.
2010 NBA Playoff Scenarios (Updated through Tuesday Games) :
Miami will be seeded:
#5 if Heat wins OR Bucks lose
#6 if Heat loses and Bucks win
Milwaukee will be seeded:
#5 if Bucks win and Heat loses
#6 if Bucks lose OR Heat wins
Chicago will be seeded:
#8 if Bulls win OR Raptors lose
Toronto will be seeded:
#8 if Raptors win AND Bulls lose
Denver wins the Northwest Division if Jazz lose.
Utah wins the Northwest Division if Jazz win.
Dallas will be seeded:
#2 if Mavericks win OR Jazz lose
#3 if Mavericks lose AND Jazz win
Utah will be seeded:
#2 if Jazz win AND Mavericks lose
#3 if Jazz win AND Mavericks win
#5 if Jazz lose to the Suns
Phoenix will be seeded:
#3 if Suns win
#4 if Suns lose
Denver will be seeded:
#4 if Suns beat the Jazz
#5 if Jazz beat the Suns
Portland will be seeded:
#6 if Blazers win OR Spurs lose
#7 if Blazers lose and Spurs win
San Antonio will be seeded:
#6 if Spurs win and Blazers lose
#7 if Spurs lose OR Blazers win
NOTE: The Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats and Information group contributed to this report.