NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping February 22nd, 2014

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All of the good, bad, and meh things that happened in the races we care about.

Okay, now that the NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone we can focus on what's important -- the NBA Playoffs, oh wait, I mean the NBA Draft. First things first, this entire season for the Utah Jazz seems to just be leading up to the Draft Lottery. I don't know when that is but I know that the NBA Draft will be June 26th, in New York Sea Tay.

Usually we use the "While you were sleeping" tag to see how the Jazz fare in the lead up to the Western Conference Playoffs. This season is very different. So, we're looking at two things here -- bubble playoff teams, and the lotto. And, well, we have some new things to worry about. For us, it's all about getting ping pong balls and hoping that Mark Jackson 's team loses games.

BEHOLD!

Record Games Lottery Situation Recent Events
Team W L % Ahead Left Conf. Seed Lotto? Owns Pick? Last night Tonight
1 Milwaukee Bucks 10 45 18.2% 0.0 27 East 15 Yes Yes vs IND L
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 41 26.8% 4.5 26 East 14 Yes Yes
3 Orlando Magic 17 40 29.8% 6.0 25 East 13 Yes Yes @ TOR
4 Boston Celtics 19 38 33.3% 8.0 25 East 12 Yes Yes @ SAC L
5 Sacramento Kings 19 36 34.5% 9.0 27 West 15 Yes Yes vs BOS W @ DEN
6 Los Angeles Lakers 19 36 34.5% 9.0 27 West 14 Yes Yes vs BKN
7 Utah Jazz 19 36 34.5% 9.0 27 West 13 Yes Yes vs MIN L
8 New York Knicks 21 35 37.5% 10.5 26 East 11 Yes DEN ** @ ATL L
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 22 34 39.3% 11.5 26 East 10 Yes Yes vs WAS
10 Detroit Pistons 23 33 41.1% 12.5 26 East 9 Yes Yes vs DAL L
11 Denver Nuggets 23 32 41.8% 13.0 27 West 11 Yes Yes vs SAC
12 New Orleans Pelicans 25 29 46.3% 15.5 28 West 10 Yes Yes @ WAS L
13 Brooklyn Nets 25 28 47.2% 16.0 29 East 8 ATL * @ GSW L @ LAL
14 Atlanta Hawks 26 29 47.3% 16.0 27 East 7 Yes vs NYK W
15 Charlotte Bobcats 27 30 47.4% 16.0 25 East 6 Yes vs MEM W
16 Minnesota Timberwolves 27 28 49.1% 17.0 27 West 10 Yes Yes @ UTA W @ POR
17 Memphis Grizzlies 31 24 56.4% 21.0 27 West 9 Yes Yes @ CHA L
18 Dallas Mavericks 34 23 59.6% 23.0 25 West 8 Yes @ DET W
19 Golden State Warriors 34 22 60.7% 23.5 26 West 7 UTA *** vs BKN W
20 Phoenix Suns 33 21 61.1% 23.5 28 West 6 Yes vs HOU
* - ATL has right to swap picks with BKN
** - DEN owns NYK pick
*** -- UTA owns GSW pick

The Good:

  • The Jazz lost to the Timberwolves
  • The Grizzlies beat the Bobcats
  • The Bobcats lost to the Grizzlies
  • I was wrong, CHA beat MEM, thanks man!
  • The Mavericks beat the Pistons
  • The Timberwolves beat the Jazz
  • The Pistons lost to the Mavericks

The Meh:

  • The Bucks lost to the Pacers
  • The Celtics lost to the Kings
  • The Kings beat the Celtics
  • The Knicks lost to the Hawks
  • The Hawks beat the Pacers
  • The Pelicans lost to the Wizards

The Bad:

  • The Warriors beat the Nets
  • The Nets lost to the Warriors

Yeah, lots of redundancy last night. In future posts there will be less redundancy I hope. Basically everything went right last night save for the Warriors win. Not bad.

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