The 2021/2022 NBA play-in will be held again Saturday, (4/16/2022) morning. This time there are Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans. Photo: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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From the Eastern Conference, there is a duel for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks at 06.30 WIB. Then followed by the Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference at 09.00 WIB.
It is an important match because whoever wins will advance to the final seeded. This can open the opportunity to advance to the NBA play-offs.
A total of 14 teams have been confirmed to participate in the NBA play-offs this season. This means that only two more slots are left for six teams to compete for.
That’s what Cleveland will focus on when it hosts Atlanta at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Because the Cavs don’t have the luxury to waste another game.
Understandably, during the play-in match, Cleveland was beaten by the Brooklyn Nets 108-115. If they fall again, then they will certainly fail to participate in the play-offs.
If they win, they will get a chance to take revenge on the Nets who are already waiting for the final seed. However, this mission will certainly be difficult to realize.
Atlanta is not an easy opponent for Cleveland. Atlanta continues to win from the last three meetings, that includes a score of 131-107. In addition, the visitors are also in a conducive situation after crushing the Charlotte Hornets 132-102 in their latest match.