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

Wyws_-_favors_good

  • MIA @ NOP -- The Pelicans beat the Heat, so, uh, okay. That's good. Shows that they still are trying. So maybe we'll lose some games against them. The Jazz have 2 more games against NOP this season.
  • IND @ MEM -- The Grizz beat the Pacers. So also, crazy, but good. Memphis is now only 2.0 games from GSW.
  • SAS @ GSW -- This is one of the few "it's gotta be a loss" losses left on the Warriors remaining schedule. The Spurs won, and right now we can get our hopes up again for a few moments before crashing back down to reality.

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Wyws_-_favors_bad

  • PHI @ CHI -- The Sixers lost to the Bulls, but we weren't going to catch them anyway. So big deal?
  • ORL @ UTA -- The Jazz won with a near last second three pointer by Trey Burke. So that's great news, just not this season .It's fine. Orlando is now 4.0 games ahead of us instead of 2.0 games ahead. But hey, who wants lotto picks?

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Wyws_-_favors_meh

  • DET @ LAC -- Pistons lost to the Clippers
  • HOU @ CLE -- Cavaliers lost to the Rockets -- sadly Cleveland could lose enough to be a problem for the Jazz still.
  • POR @ CHA -- Big Al had a big game, and the Bobcats beat the Trail Blazers. They are 1.5 games ahead of ATL, and 4.5 games ahead of NYK.

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Because of the Jazz win it's going to be hard to catch Orlando
  2. The Lakers didn't play and they are percentage points worse than Utah and Boston, so climb up to #4.
  3. Booo!

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 @ SAC
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 55 21% 1.5 0 10 0% 12 9 4 East 14 2 @ CHI L
3 Orlando Magic 19 51 27% 5.5 1 9 10% 12 8 2 East 13 3 @ UTA L @ LAL
4 Los Angeles Lakers 22 46 32% 9.5 3 7 30% 14 10 5 West 15 4 vs ORL
5 Boston Celtics 23 47 33% 9.5 3 7 30% 12 8 5 East 12 5
6 Utah Jazz 23 47 33% 9.5 2 8 20% 12 11 3 West 14 5 vs ORL W
7 Sacramento Kings 24 45 35% 11.0 4 6 40% 13 11 4 West 13 7 vs MIL
8 Detroit Pistons 25 44 36% 12.0 2 8 20% 13 8 6 East 11 8 @ LAC L
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 26 44 37% 12.5 3 7 30% 12 11 6 East 10 9 vs HOU L @ NYK
10 New Orleans Pelicans 29 40 42% 16.0 6 4 60% 13 7 3 West 12 10 vs MIA W vs CLE
11 New York Knicks 29 40 42% 16.0 8 2 80% 13 9 5 East 9 11 3*
12 Denver Nuggets 31 38 45% 18.0 6 4 60% 13 7 2 West 11 12 4* vs WAS
13 Atlanta Hawks 31 36 46% 19.0 5 5 50% 15 8 4 East 8 @ TOR
14 Charlotte Bobcats 34 36 49% 20.5 7 3 70% 12 9 6 East 7 vs POR W
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 34 33 51% 22.0 6 4 60% 15 11 5 West 10 13 vs PHX
16 Brooklyn Nets 36 31 54% 24.0 8 2 80% 15 13 8 East 6 1* @ DAL
17 Phoenix Suns 40 29 58% 27.0 5 5 50% 13 9 4 West 9 14 @ MIN
18 Memphis Grizzlies 41 28 59% 28.0 7 3 70% 13 11 3 West 8 vs IND W
19 Dallas Mavericks 42 28 60% 28.5 6 4 60% 12 10 5 West 7 vs BKN
20 Golden State Warriors 44 27 62% 30.0 7 3 70% 11 10 5 West 6 2* vs SAS L
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.

  • Bucks @ Kings -- This should be interesting
  • Magic @ Lakers -- Orlando is tired and will probably lose again
  • Cavaliers @ Knicks -- Remember when they had LeBron James on the team?
  • Wizards @ Nuggets -- Andre Miller revenge game?
  • Hawks @ Raptors -- The Hawks lost this game, but it doesn't show up above because this was supposed to be up, in the morning
  • Suns @ Timberwolves -- The battle for 9th in the West?
  • Nets @ Mavericks -- This should be a good test for both teams

If we get the 7th pick this year I'm going to be upset.

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