Denver Nuggets clinch playoff spot

Written by: Miles Jordan

Top Stories

Denver Nuggets Clinch Playoff Spot

With a 130-101 victory over the Clevland Cavaliers on March 31, the Denver Nuggets are the first team in the West to clinch a playoff spot.

As of March 31, the reigning NBA champs have a 52-23 record, with Nikola Jokic leading the race for MVP. In Denver's playoff-clinching win, the Joker recorded 26 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists for his 23rd triple-double of the season.

While the Nuggets have secured their playoff berth, the West has become highly competitive. The Warriors and Rockets are battling for the No. 10 seed and a spot in the NBA play-in tournament. Here are the teams that have been eliminated from postseason contention in the Western Conference:

  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Utah Jazz