The West play-in race may be decided by slimmest of margins

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Tiebreakers won’t factor into who qualifies for the Western Conference play-in series. The four remaining teams in the race for those two spots will all play different numbers of games in this coronavirus-interrupted season, meaning none of those clubs can finish with identical records. Winning percentages will decide everything. And the margins could be razor close. An analysis by The Associated Press shows there are two scenarios where the final difference between teams in the play-in race could be less than 0.001% — less than one thousandth of a percent.