Which teams should be sweating the hottest playoff matchups?
The Denver Nuggets have played two playoff games so far, but their last win came on Wednesday night in Denver.
The Nuggets trailed by five points midway through the third quarter, and the Grizzlies came out with a win in overtime.
They now hold a two-game lead over Memphis in the West and have played seven playoff games, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll be a contender any time soon.
The Memphis Grizzlies were coming off their biggest loss of the season, a 99-96 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
Denver won that game 107-98, but the Nuggets were struggling with injuries and were outscored by a combined 11 points in the second half.
With that loss, Denver had a losing record in six of their last seven games.
That included a 95-88 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Denver has dropped seven of eight, including a 97-87 defeat to Oklahoma City on Wednesday evening.
However, it looks like the Nuggets will be able to win the series on the road.
With a win Wednesday night, Denver will move back to second place in the Western Conference standings.
Memphis is currently second in the NBA with a winning percentage of .643.
The Grizzlies are coming off of their most impressive win of the postseason, a 100-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-97 in Game 3 of the Western Finals, so they have a chance to go back to the top of the West.
The rest of the playoff picture remains to be seen.
The Sacramento Kings, the defending Western Conference champions, will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday.
Both teams have been in the postseason for the past three years, but no team has been able to sweep the series.
The Kings won the 2014 Western Conference finals and are one of the few teams that have managed to keep pace with the Warriors.
The Lakers are coming into the series as the favorites, having won seven straight games to open the series, including five straight over the past five years.
The Clippers are coming in with a three-game advantage, but they also are coming up short in five other games, with three coming against the Kings.
The Cavs and Thunder are also battling it out for the final two playoff spots in the East, but there are a lot of other teams that are battling it with the Thunder and Clippers.