While You Were Sleeping - April 23rd

April 21, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz mascot Jazz Bear rides his bike through smoke during the second half of a game against the Orlando Magic at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Magic 117-107. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

This is going to be quite short. Nothing happened that matters to #PlayoffPush. A bunch of teams that needed to lose to stay below the Warriors did so. There are also no games that affect the Jazz chance of making the playoffs tonight, except one.

Drink your hot tea with lemon, ensure you are properly hydrated, and do your vocal exercises- especially if you are going to the game. I have a feeling this is going to be one of the craziest games of the year, not just for the Jazz but for the NBA. Everyone is going to be tuned in.

I expect to be heard at the ESA from my living room 10 blocks away. I also expect to have some very frightened neighbors.

Look for Amar's game preview this afternoon, and I'll see you on the Twitters. @prodigal_punk

The Standings:

Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 x San Antonio Spurs POR W 48 16 75.0% --
2 x Oklahoma City Thunder 46 18 71.9% 2
3 x Los Angeles Lakers 41 24 63.1% 7.5
4 x Los Angeles Clippers 40 24 62.5% 8
5 x Memphis Grizzlies 40 25 61.5% 8.5
6 x Denver Nuggets 36 28 56.3% 12
7 x Dallas Mavericks 36 29 55.4% 12.5
8 Utah Jazz 34 30 53.1% 14
9 Phoenix Suns 33 31 51.6% 15
10 o Houston Rockets 33 32 50.8% 15.5
11 o Portland Trail Blazers 28 37 43.1% 20.5
12 o Minnesota Timberwolves 26 39 40.0% 22.5
13 o Golden State Warriors 23 41 35.9% 25
14 o Sacramento Kings 21 43 32.8% 27
15 o New Orleans Hornets 20 44 31.3% 28
x- clinched
o- eliminated

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