The Celtics’ playoff path remains uncertain as the NBA heads into the final day of the regular season despite their recent victory, with several key matchups determining their upcoming journey.

By the Numbers
  • Boston clinched the top seed with a 131-98 win over the Hornets.
  • The Sixers beat Orlando 125-113 to keep their hopes alive for climbing to the No. 6 seed.
State of Play
  • The Celtics await the final round of the Play-In tournament to learn their opponent, with significant matchups unfolding to determine seeding.
  • Milwaukee's loss to Oklahoma City puts them at risk of losing the No. 2 seed if they fail to win against the Magic on Sunday.
  • The East standings are tight, with possible shifts based on final regular-season results.
What's Next

The Celtics are likely to face tough first-round opponents like Miami and Philadelphia, who have shown potential to perform like contenders in the upcoming playoffs.

Bottom Line

As the regular season concludes, the Celtics face uncertainties in their playoff path, with strong potential matchups against teams like Miami and Philadelphia looming ahead, presenting a challenging start to the postseason.