NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 23rd, 2014

I really want to know what happened last night while I was sleeping, Amar

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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  • ORL @ LAL -- The Lakers won, and this is in the good section even if the Magic lost because, clearly, we have on intention of catching Orlando. So Yaay! Lakers won!
  • MIL @ SAC -- The Kings won, which is also good, because these guys were on our tail for a while. Also good that The Bucks lost because we don't want Philly to get the most balls.
  • PHX @ MIN -- The Suns won, which is awesome, because I still am holding out hope . . .

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  • BKN @ DAL -- The Nets came into Dallas and won. As a result, the Mavs are now 2.0 games behind GSW, instead of, you know, better.

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  • CLE @ NYK -- The Cavaliers won, against the Phil Jackson led (he not coach doe) Knicks. Crazy game.
  • ATL @ TOR -- The Hawks lost, which sucks for them because the Knicks (if they actually won) would be catching up to them.
  • WAS @ DEN -- The Nuggets won this game, I am amazed and happy I don't bet on things.

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Lakers down to 6th by beating the Magic
  2. Jazz / Celtics up as a result
  3. New York / New Orleans keep switching place
  4. Dallas is number 8 right now, somehow

Tankapalooza:

Record Last 10 Games vs Standings Game Result
Team W L % GB W L % Tot B5 B10 B20 Seed Lotto Last Next
1 Milwaukee Bucks 13 57 19% 0.0 1 9 10% 12 0 2 4 East 15 1 @ SAC L @ LAC
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 55 21% 2.0 0 10 0% 12 2 3 8 East 14 2 @ SAS
3 Orlando Magic *4 19 52 27% 5.5 1 9 10% 11 0 1 6 East 13 3 @ LAL L
4 Boston Celtics 23 47 33% 10.0 3 7 30% 12 2 4 6 East 12 4
5 Utah Jazz *2 23 47 33% 10.0 2 8 20% 12 0 3 10 West 15 4 vs DET
6 Los Angeles Lakers 23 46 33% 10.5 3 7 30% 13 2 4 9 West 14 6 vs ORL W
7 Sacramento Kings 25 45 36% 12.0 4 6 40% 12 0 2 8 West 13 7 vs MIL W
8 Detroit Pistons 25 44 36% 12.5 2 8 20% 13 4 6 8 East 11 8 @ UTA
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 27 44 38% 13.5 3 7 30% 11 3 5 9 East 10 9 @ NYK W
10 New York Knicks *3 29 41 41% 16.0 8 2 80% 12 1 3 7 East 9 11 vs CLE L
11 New Orleans Pelicans 29 40 42% 16.5 6 4 60% 13 2 3 6 West 12 10 vs BKN
12 Atlanta Hawks *1 31 37 46% 19.0 5 5 50% 14 3 5 9 East 8 @ TOR L vs PHX
13 Denver Nuggets *3,4 32 38 46% 19.0 6 4 60% 12 1 1 6 West 11 12 vs WAS W
14 Charlotte Bobcats 34 36 49% 21.0 7 3 70% 12 5 6 8 East 7 vs HOU
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 34 34 50% 22.0 5 5 50% 14 2 4 9 West 10 13 vs PHX L @ MEM
16 Brooklyn Nets *1 37 31 54% 25.0 8 2 80% 14 3 8 12 East 6 @ DAL W @ NOP
17 Phoenix Suns 41 29 59% 28.0 6 4 60% 12 0 3 7 West 9 14 @ MIN W @ ATL
18 Dallas Mavericks 42 29 59% 28.5 6 4 60% 11 1 4 7 West 8 vs BKN L
19 Memphis Grizzlies 41 28 59% 28.5 7 3 70% 13 2 3 10 West7 vs MIN
20 Golden State Warriors *2 44 27 62% 30.5 7 3 70% 11 1 4 9 West 6
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:

How much you wanna bet we're going to win tonight?

  • MIL @ LAC -- This should be over soon, Clippers should roll
  • PHI @ SAS -- As should this game, Spurs should also roll
  • DET @ UTA -- We're watching this one, and I think the Jazz win tonight
  • BKN @ NOP -- Can any team stop Brooklyn? It could be New Orleans because Anthony Davis is balling right now
  • PHX @ ATL -- #RealTalk -- these are two surprising teams this year that are fun to watch
  • HOU @ CHA -- Two playoff teams, two conferences, we can only expect to see a differences in the strengths of the conferences in this game, Rockets are playing pretty well right now
  • MIN @ MEM -- Can Memphis continue to kick butt and take names?

I really think we're winning tonight. This is totally not a reverse-jinx.

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