With each team having less than 20 games remaining on its regular-season schedule, the race to be included in the NBA playoff picture is on. Not only are teams scrapping for the final spot or two in each conference, but squads also are jockeying for seeding, hoping to secure the coveted home-court advantage.
In the hotly contested Eastern Conference, six teams still have a legitimate shot at grabbing the top seed, as all six are within 4.5 games of one another. Out West, San Antonio and Sacramento are on the Mavericks' tails for the honor of having home-court throughout the postseason. But which teams have the best opportunity to improve their current ranking in the NBA standings? To get an idea, we looked at the competition each team will be facing the rest of the way.
Remaining 2003 Strength of Schedule
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