The Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday clinched a return to the North American Basketball League play-offs as they triumphed in the Boston Celtics (116-108) and Indiana Pacers (108-96) fields, respectively.
The Florida State line-up has returned to Montenegrin pole Nikola Vucevic in a plan of evidence (25 points and 12 rebounds) and consolidated the sixth place in the Eastern Conference, achieving the first presence in the decisive phase since 2012.
With a similar record of 41 wins and 40 losses, the Brooklyn Nets, led against the Pacers by 20 points from D'Angelo Russell base, return to play-offs after a four-year absence.
In the East, they lead the Milwaukee Bucks, the best of the NBA regular-season, who beat the Atlanta Hawks 115-107 and reached their 60th win of the season, something they had not been able to do since 1980/81.
Greek winger Giannis Antetokounmpo, a regular-season favorite of MVP, scored 30 points for the Wisconsin state, which he already knows he will play in the play-offs. Toronto Raptors Company, Philadelphia 76'ers, Celtics, Pacers, Magic and Nets.
Two days into the regular season, the eighth spot in the East is now underway for three teams, with the Detroit Pistons having one more win and one less snub than the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets.
At the Western Conference, the eight spots are already allotted and the Golden State Warriors took advantage to secure first place by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 131-104 with 27 points from base Stephen Curry.
After 80 games, in which they added 56 wins and 24 losses, the two-time title holders confirmed their home advantage in possible clashes with Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers.
In the third position, the Rockets, who capitalized on 30 points from home base James Harden in a quiet victory against the Phoenix Suns by 149-113, consumed a triple record in an NBA game with 27, beating the previous 26 , which they had already achieved twice in 2018/19.