NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 20th, 2014

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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  • No one was eaten by dinosaurs.

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  • Bucks @ Warriors -- The Bucks lost, which is good, but not against the Warriors. We still want GSW to lose as much as possible. It just wasn't possible last night.

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  • Thunder @ Cavaliers -- Cleveland lost, which is not a surprise as they've sit their best player, point guard Kyrie Irving, for the remainder of the season.
  • TImberwolves @ Rockets -- The better team won, and Minny is in that mediocrity our team was in for a few years.

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Nothing happened last night.

Tankapalooza:

Record Last 10 Remaining Standings Game Result
Team W L % GB W L % Gm v20 v10 Seed Lotto Last Next
1 Milwaukee Bucks 13 56 19% 0.0 1 9 10% 13 4 4 East 15 1 @ GSW L
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 53 22% 2.5 0 10 0% 14 10 5 East 14 2 vs NYK
3 Orlando Magic 19 50 28% 6.0 2 8 20% 13 9 3 East 13 3
4 Utah Jazz 22 47 32% 9.0 1 9 10% 13 12 4 West 15 4
5 Los Angeles Lakers 22 45 33% 10.0 3 7 30% 15 10 5 West 14 5 vs WAS
6 Boston Celtics 23 46 33% 10.0 3 7 30% 13 9 5 East 12 5 @ BKN
7 Sacramento Kings 24 44 35% 11.5 4 6 40% 14 11 4 West 13 7 vs SAS
8 Detroit Pistons 25 42 37% 13.0 2 8 20% 15 9 6 East 11 8 @ PHX
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 26 43 38% 13.0 3 7 30% 13 11 6 East 10 9 vs OKC L
10 New Orleans Pelicans 27 40 40% 15.0 4 6 40% 15 8 3 West 12 10 @ ATL
11 New York Knicks 28 40 41% 15.5 7 3 70% 14 10 6 East 9 11 3* @ PHI
12 Denver Nuggets 31 37 46% 18.5 6 4 60% 14 8 2 West 11 12 4* @ DAL
13 Atlanta Hawks 31 35 47% 19.5 5 5 50% 16 9 4 East 8 vs NOP
14 Charlotte Bobcats 33 36 48% 20.0 6 4 60% 13 9 6 East 7
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 34 33 51% 22.0 6 4 60% 15 11 5 West 10 13 @ HOU L
16 Brooklyn Nets 35 31 53% 23.5 8 2 80% 16 14 9 East 6 1* vs BOS
17 Phoenix Suns 39 29 57% 26.5 5 5 50% 14 10 5 West 9 14 vs DET
18 Dallas Mavericks 41 28 59% 28.0 5 5 50% 13 11 5 West 8 vs DEN
19 Memphis Grizzlies 40 27 60% 28.0 8 2 80% 15 11 3 West 7 @ MIA
20 Golden State Warriors 44 26 63% 30.5 8 2 80% 12 10 5 West 6 2* vs MIL W
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 rnd picks


Tonight's Action:

Almost everyone is in action tonight!

  • NYK @ PHI -- All glory to Phil Jackson, according to some fans.
  • WAS @ LAL -- Wizards should handle these jokes easily. Bad for us if Lakers lose.
  • BOS @ BKN -- Brooklyn is one of the hottest teams right now, so this is also bad for us if the Celtics lose.
  • SAS @ SAC -- Spurs should handle their business, and again, it's bad for us if the Kings lose.
  • DET @ PHX -- Pistons suck, and Suns are a .500 team right now. Edge goes to Phoenix though. It would be nice for the Suns to start winning a lot of games, but no pressure, Jeff Hornacek.
  • NOP @ ATL -- New Orleans is in a slide and the Hawks have something to play for still. Should be a fun game though.
  • DEN @ DAL -- Nuggets have had some surprising wins of late, but Dallas is still gunning for a high playoff seed. It's in our best interest if Dallas wins.
  • MEM @ MIA -- Memphis is big, big enough to bang with Miami. They play great defense based on fundamentals. The Heat play great defense based on causing turn overs and counter attacking. There is a significant disparity in star power, but still, should be a hotly contested game.

The four teams directly behind the Jazz can gain 0.5 games to close the gap with losses tonight. We're idle.

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