How will the NBA’s rebooted season shake out the standings during its final eight regular-season games, and which first-round matchups should we be especially excited for once the NBA Playoffs begin?

TBW staff writer Bob Bajek joins hosts Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes to break down each of the most fun scenarios for the opening round, including who the Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers could see from the seventh and eighth seeds.

And what about in the Eastern Conference, where the third and sixth seed matchup is portending a classic slugfest?

Finally, which are the darkhorse series that NBA purists certainly don’t want to miss?

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