NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 11th, 2014

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

So now that we're tracking both the playoffs (the usual) and the lotto (the new) we have an expanded "While you were sleeping" schedule to track. Here was all the action from last night:

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  • The Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers, and are still in the hunt for the Warriors

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  • The Warriors won, again, and beat the Mavericks -- who are now 3.0 games behind them.
  • The Celtics lost to the Pacers, understandable, but not good as they are now tied with the Jazz at 9.0 games behind the Bucks
  • The Kings lost to the Pistons, and are also now tied with the Jazz at 9.0 behind
  • ... so LAL, UTA, BOS, and SAC are all tied

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  • The Bucks lost to the Timberwolves. Hooray?

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Yeah, four teams are tied now: LAL, UTA, BOS, SAC. Fun.
  2. Golden State keeps winning. Boo!
  3. Memphis is on a roll right now and have moved up to 7th in the Western Conference!

The Big Board:

Record Last 10 Remaining Standings Game Result
Team W L % GB W L % Gm v20 v10 Seed Lotto Last Next
1 Milwaukee Bucks 13 51 20% 0.0 3 7 30% 18 9 5 East 15 1 @ MIN L
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 48 24% 2.5 0 10 0% 19 11 5 East 14 2 vs SAC
3 Orlando Magic 19 46 29% 5.5 4 6 40% 17 11 3 East 13 3 vs DEN
4 Los Angeles Lakers 22 42 34% 9.0 4 6 40% 18 10 5 West 15 4
5 Utah Jazz 22 42 34% 9.0 3 7 30% 18 13 4 West 14 4 vs DAL
6 Sacramento Kings 22 42 34% 9.0 4 6 40% 18 12 4 West 13 4 @ DET L @ PHI
7 Boston Celtics 22 42 34% 9.0 3 7 30% 18 12 5 East 12 4 @ IND L vs NYK
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 24 40 38% 11.0 3 7 30% 18 12 6 East 11 8 @ PHX
9 New York Knicks 25 40 38% 11.5 4 6 40% 17 11 7 East 10 9 3* @ BOS
10 Detroit Pistons 25 39 39% 12.0 3 7 30% 18 10 6 East 9 10 vs SAC W @ TOR
11 New Orleans Pelicans 26 37 41% 13.5 3 7 30% 19 9 4 West 12 11 vs MEM
12 Denver Nuggets 27 36 43% 14.5 2 8 20% 19 10 3 West 11 12 4* @ ORL
13 Atlanta Hawks 27 35 44% 15.0 2 8 20% 20 13 6 East 8
14 Charlotte Bobcats 30 34 47% 17.0 6 4 60% 18 13 7 East 7 @ WAS
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 32 31 51% 19.5 7 3 70% 19 14 6 West 10 13 vs MIL W
16 Brooklyn Nets 32 30 52% 20.0 7 3 70% 20 16 9 East 6 1* @ MIA
17 Phoenix Suns 36 27 57% 23.5 4 6 40% 19 13 7 West 9 14 vs CLE
18 Dallas Mavericks 38 27 58% 24.5 6 4 60% 17 13 6 West 8 @ GSW L @ UTA
19 Memphis Grizzlies 37 26 59% 24.5 7 3 70% 19 13 5 West 7 vs POR W @ NOP
20 Golden State Warriors 41 24 63% 27.5 8 2 80% 17 13 8 West 6 2* vs DAL W @ LAC
1* - ATL has right to swap picks with BKN
2* - UTA owns GSW pick
3* - DEN owns NYK pick
4* - DEN owes ORL their lower of their two 1st round picks


Tonight's Action:

Everyone, almost, plays. The only ones who don't are MIL, LAL, ATL, and MIN.

  • SAC @ PHI -- Kings are on a crazy road trip, but these two teams really don't want to win. It'll be . . . fun.
  • DEN @ ORL -- If everyone was healthy, this should be a blowout
  • DAL @ UTA -- Big game, Dallas just got wiped by Golden State, and have to fly in to face us. PLUS they are more beat up than we are. So, this is one of those games we should lose but hopefully don't screw it up
  • BOS @ NYK -- This is going to be a tough one for Robert Parish as he faces up and coming bigman Patrick Ewing. Wait, wrong era.
  • CLE @ PHX -- It would be nice for the Suns to win a game for once, but Cleveland isn't going to make it easy
  • DET @ TOR -- Toronto has dropped some games of late, but Detroit is still a mess. In other news, the Pistons could go to this game by bus, with how close these cities are.
  • NOP @ MEM -- It's important for Memphis to keep winning, and the Pelicans are not a very hot team right now.
  • CHA @ WAS -- Best divisional rivalry ever?
  • BKN @ MIA -- This will be a big test for the Nets
  • GSW @ LAC -- If there was ever a chance for MEM and PHX and DAL to gain some ground it should be tonight!

Go Grizz, Mavs, Suns, and boo to the Warriors!

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