Potential Knicks first-round playoff opponents

Getting seed no. 2 means the New York Knicks will play the winner of the No. 1 seed Play-In game. 7 and no. 8. The Eastern Conference playoffs are set, so the Knicks will face either the Miami Heat or the Philadelphia 76ers. The loser of that match will play against the winner of matches no. 9 and no. 10 for the final playoff spot.

The 76ers have been playing well recently, winning eight straight games. Joel Embiid returned to the lineup on April 2 and they haven’t lost a game since.

The Heat finished the regular season with a 46-36 record, but find themselves in a similar situation to last year. Miami made it to the NBA Finals after being a No. 1 seed. 8 last season.