I really did not expect to do one of these this year . . . but . . . #playoffpush demands it. So here's looking at the Western Conference Order, and what happened last night.
|Western Conference - While you were sleeping|
|1||Oklahoma City Thunder||34||11||75.6%||--|
|2||San Antonio Spurs||29||14||67.4%||4|
|3||Los Angeles Lakers||28||17||62.2%||6|
|4||Los Angeles Clippers||26||18||59.1%||7.5|
|6||Dallas Mavericks||@ DEN||W||27||20||57.4%||8|
|7||Denver Nuggets||vs. DAL||L||25||21||54.3%||9.5|
|11||Minnesota Timberwolves||@ GSW||W||23||24||48.9%||12|
|12||Portland Trail Blazers||21||24||46.7%||13|
|13||Golden State Warriors||vs. MIN||L||18||25||41.9%||15|
|15||New Orleans Hornets||11||34||24.4%||23|
There were only two games, both involving Western teams playing each other. The Mavs beat the Nuggets; and the Timberwolves beat the Warriors. Which is the OPPOSITE of what we should have wanted. We're going to end up being upset that Golden State doesn't give us their pick -- and it's going to be a difference of 1 or 2 games. And then we'll look at how we decided to beat them twice this year and feel happy about ourselves.
As for the Nuggets losing, well, the Nuggets are now only 1.5 games ahead of us. Crazy. And Danilo Gallinari just broke his left thumb last night. Stupendo!
Anyway, if you missed it, I did a big post on the path the rest of the West has to take to get to the playoffs here. Click it if you enjoy charts.