The Associated Press — It's the last day of the NBA season, with just one spot in the playoffs still up for grabs.

That will be decided when the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Denver Nuggets.

The winner heads to the playoffs and the loser to the offseason. It's the first time since 1997 - and only the third time since the NBA went to this postseason format in 1983 - that two teams will play on the season's final day in such a situation.

Minnesota is trying to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2004 - the longest current drought in the NBA. Denver - winner of six straight to give itself this chance - is trying to get to the postseason for the first time since 2013.

There are nine teams that know Wednesday is the last day of their season. And 15 teams already have clinched playoff berths.

The eight first-round matchups remain to be set. The only order of business that was cleared up Tuesday was the No. 2 overall seed, with Toronto now assured of finishing with the NBA's second-best record.