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Anthony Tolliver

East field is set, West race still has much to decide

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:

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EAST UPDATE

The field of eight is set. And now, it's all about the seeding.

Toronto is on the brink of being No. 1, and Milwaukee cannot fall past No. 8.

The Raptors — who were starting to look a little shaky — beat Boston in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's two top teams this season. The win lowered Toronto's magic number for clinching the No. 1 seed in the East to one; another Raptors win or Celtics loss will give Toronto home-court advantage for the entirety of the East playoffs.

Detroit's loss to Philadelphia was the...

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