The NBA Play-in Tournament continues as four teams fight to stay alive in the race for the playoffs. The Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, Memphis Grizzlies, and San Antonio Spurs are all competing for the final two spots in their respective conferences. In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets face the Wizards, while the Grizzlies take on the Spurs in the Western Conference.
The Hornets and Wizards both lost their opening games in the tournament and are now fighting to keep their seasons alive. The winner of their matchup will face the loser of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards in the final play-in game for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies and the Spurs both won their opening games and are now playing for the right to face the loser of the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The NBA Play-in Tournament was introduced last season as a way to add excitement to the end of the regular season and give more teams a chance to make the playoffs. The format was successful enough to be brought back this season and is likely to become a permanent fixture in the NBA calendar.
As the NBA Play-in Tournament continues, fans are eagerly watching to see which teams will make it to the playoffs and which teams will have to wait until next season to try again.