NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 21st, 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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  • MEM @ MIA: The Grizzlies lost to the Heat, which is sad, but understandable.
  • NYK @ PHI: The Sixers lost again.
  • WAS @ LAL: The Lakers lost.
  • BOS @ BKN: The Celtics lost.
  • SAS @ SAC: The Kings lost too.

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  • NOP @ ATL: The Pelicans won! Woo!

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Memphis lost, and Dallas won, so they flipped spots: #7 and #8 in the West
  2. GSW, BKN, NYK are all 8-2 in their last 10.
  3. MIL, PHI, ORL, UTA, DET are all 2-8 or WORST in their last 10.
  4. Somehow DEN and NOP are still willing games. Don't they know . . . ?

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
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 54 22% 2.0 0 10 0% 13 9 4 East 14 2 vs NYK L @ CHI
3 Orlando Magic 19 50 28% 6.0 2 8 20% 13 9 3 East 13 3 @ UTA
4 Utah Jazz 22 47 32% 9.0 1 9 10% 13 12 4 West 15 4 vs ORL
5 Los Angeles Lakers 22 46 32% 9.5 3 7 30% 14 10 5 West 14 5 vs WAS L
6 Boston Celtics 23 47 33% 9.5 3 7 30% 12 8 5 East 12 5 @ BKN L
7 Sacramento Kings 24 45 35% 11.0 4 6 40% 13 11 4 West 13 7 vs SAS L
8 Detroit Pistons 25 43 37% 12.5 2 8 20% 14 8 6 East 11 8 @ PHX L @ LAC
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 26 43 38% 13.0 3 7 30% 13 11 6 East 10 9 vs HOU
10 New Orleans Pelicans 28 40 41% 15.5 5 5 50% 14 7 3 West 12 10 @ ATL W vs MIA
11 New York Knicks 29 40 42% 16.0 8 2 80% 13 9 5 East 9 11 3* @ PHI W
12 Denver Nuggets 31 38 45% 18.0 6 4 60% 13 7 2 West 11 12 4* @ DAL L
13 Atlanta Hawks 31 36 46% 19.0 5 5 50% 15 8 4 East 8 vs NOP L
14 Charlotte Bobcats 33 36 48% 20.0 6 4 60% 13 9 6 East 7 vs POR
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 34 33 51% 22.0 6 4 60% 15 11 5 West 10 13
16 Brooklyn Nets 36 31 54% 24.0 8 2 80% 15 13 8 East 6 1* vs BOS W
17 Phoenix Suns 40 29 58% 27.0 5 5 50% 13 9 4 West 9 14 vs DET W
18 Memphis Grizzlies 40 28 59% 27.5 7 3 70% 14 11 3 West 8 @ MIA L vs IND
19 Dallas Mavericks 42 28 60% 28.5 6 4 60% 12 10 5 West 7 vs DEN W
20 Golden State Warriors 44 26 63% 30.5 8 2 80% 12 10 5 West 6 2* vs SAS
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:

Somewhat big night for us.

  • PHI @ CHI -- Philly on the second night of a back to back, on the road, lemme mark this down for a loss.
  • ORL @ UTA -- This is #3 vs #4 here. Jazz will probably win, because, you know, we are smart.
  • DET @ LAC -- Second night of a back to back, long road trip. They'll probably lose here. We play them a short distance after too.
  • HOU @ CLE -- Cavs will get blasted.
  • MIA @ NOP -- Second night of a back to back for Pelicans here, and Heat too. Should be interesting. For about 5 minutes.
  • POR @ CHA -- Big Al Jefferson is getting some good feathers for his cap this season. He'll go up against LaMarcus Aldridge here. Fun game for both.
  • IND vs MEM -- Indy is reeling, and Memphis needs all of the wins now.
  • SAS vs GSW -- This is a huge game. Go Spurs!

The Jazz can really help themselves here if they lose. So, I can only imagine what they'll do.

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