While You Were Sleeping - April 21st

April 21, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz fans react to a three point basket by Devin Harris in the overtime period against the Orlando Magic at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Magic 117-107. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

After the Nuggets went into Phoenix and gave the Suns the business, the Jazz took control of the 8th seed by beating the Magic. Its now a one game lead heading into the make or break game on Tuesday. The game we have been preparing ourselves for, as fans, for over a month.

The Jazz could get additional help before that date, but its unlikely with how the remaining schedule looks and the disposition of certain teams.

The Standings and WYWS after the jump.

The Standings:

Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 x San Antonio Spurs 46 16 74.2% --
2 x Oklahoma City Thunder 46 17 73.0% 0.5
3 x Los Angeles Lakers 40 24 62.5% 7
4 x Los Angeles Clippers 39 24 61.9% 7.5
5 x Memphis Grizzlies POR W 39 25 60.9% 8
6 x Denver Nuggets @PHX W 35 28 55.6% 11.5
7 x Dallas Mavericks @CHI L 36 29 55.4% 11.5
8 Utah Jazz ORL W 34 30 53.1% 13
9 Phoenix Suns DEN L 33 31 51.6% 14
10 Houston Rockets GSW W 33 31 51.6% 14
11 o Portland Trail Blazers @MEM L 28 36 43.8% 19
12 o Minnesota Timberwolves 26 38 40.6% 21
13 o Golden State Warriors @HOU L 22 41 34.9% 24.5
14 o Sacramento Kings 20 43 31.7% 26.5
15 o New Orleans Hornets 20 43 31.7% 26.5
x- clinched
o- eliminated

While you were sleeping:

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The Good:

  • Nuggets 118 - Suns 107: The Nuggets have been quite good to the Jazz lately
  • Mavericks 83 - Bulls 93: The Mavs drop below the Nuggs after losing this offensive score-fest.
  • Magic 107 - Jazz 117: The Jazz love playing basketball so much, they insist on AT LEAST an extra five minutes a game.

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    The "Coach Sloan is Not Impressed with Your Effort":

    • Warriors 96 - Rockets 99: The Warriors' last few possessions were laughable.

    Tonight's Important Games:

    • Rockets @ Heat: Both teams played yesterday. The Heat will surely be resting their stars.
    • Magic @ Nuggets: Lets see if those three's are dropping tonight. If so, there could be a combined 316 three pointers attempted.
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