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NBA playoff watch: Phoenix Suns slows Portland Trail Blazers' roll; San Antonio Spurs clinch play-in

With the addition of play-in games to the 2021 NBA playoffs, the scramble for seeding is wilder -- and more important -- than ever, with almost every game down the stretch having significant postseason implications.

Play-in matchups following Wednesday's games

Play-in games to be held May 18-21

How the play-in tournament will work

Current NBA standings


Game 1: No. 8 Charlotte at No. 7 Boston -- winner is No. 7 seed in playoffs

Game 2: No.