Western Conference Playoff Standings: While you were sleeping March 19th

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
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
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
5 Memphis Grizzlies 25 18 58.1% 8
6 Dallas Mavericks @ DEN W 27 20 57.4% 8
7 Denver Nuggets vs. DAL L 25 21 54.3% 9.5
8 Houston Rockets 24 22 52.2% 10.5
9 Phoenix Suns 23 22 51.1% 11
10 Utah Jazz 23 22 51.1% 11
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
14 Sacramento Kings 16 29 35.6% 18
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.

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