NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 29th, 2014

"Okay, FINE! We'll win one game. HAPPY?" - John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

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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  • MIA @ MIL -- Milwaukee lost, which is awesome because . . .
  • DET @ PHI -- Detroit lost to Philly, how crazy!

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  • I guess for tonight the SAC @ DAL game where Sacramento loses is bad. But it's not THAT bad. It's still not great. Couldn't both teams win?

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  • ATL @ WIZ -- Atlanta lost, and I think I under-estimated how good D.C. would be this year.
  • NOP @ SAS -- The Spurs beat New Orleans. I just feel bad that NOP is even in the South West division. They should be in the South East. Same with Memphis.

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Philly won a game, and avoided making history. Or well, even more history than they had already made.
  2. Nothing else happened. No changes in standings or anything.

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 14 59 19% 0.0 1 9 10% 9 0 1 3 East 15 1 vs MIA L
2 Philadelphia 76ers 16 57 22% 2.0 1 9 10% 9 2 2 7 East 14 2 vs DET W
3 Orlando Magic *4 21 52 29% 7.0 2 8 20% 9 0 1 5 East 13 3 vs TOR
4 Utah Jazz *2 23 50 32% 9.0 1 9 10% 9 0 2 7 West 15 4 @ OKC
5 Boston Celtics 23 49 32% 9.5 2 8 20% 10 2 4 6 East 12 5 vs CHI
6 Los Angeles Lakers 24 48 33% 10.5 3 7 30% 10 1 2 6 West 14 6 vs PHX
7 Sacramento Kings 25 48 34% 11.0 3 7 30% 9 0 1 6 West 13 7 @ DAL L
8 Detroit Pistons 26 47 36% 12.0 2 8 20% 9 2 3 5 East 11 8 @ PHI L
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 45 39% 14.5 5 5 50% 8 3 4 7 East 10 9 vs IND
10 New York Knicks *3 30 43 41% 16.0 7 3 70% 9 1 1 4 East 9 10 @ GSW
11 Atlanta Hawks *1 31 41 43% 17.5 4 6 40% 10 3 5 7 East 8 @ WIZ L
12 Denver Nuggets *3,4 32 41 44% 18.0 5 5 50% 9 1 1 6 West 12 11
13 New Orleans Pelicans 32 41 44% 18.0 6 4 60% 9 1 2 4 West 11 12 @ SAS L
14 Charlotte Bobcats 35 38 48% 21.0 6 4 60% 9 4 5 6 East 7
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 35 51% 23.0 5 5 50% 11 2 3 6 West 10 13 @ BKN
16 Brooklyn Nets *1 38 33 54% 25.0 7 3 70% 11 3 7 9 East 6 vs MIN
17 Dallas Mavericks 44 30 59% 29.5 6 4 60% 8 1 3 6 West 9 14 vs SAC W
18 Memphis Grizzlies 43 29 60% 29.5 7 3 70% 10 1 2 7 West 8 @ POR
19 Phoenix Suns 44 29 60% 30.0 8 2 80% 9 0 2 5 West 7 @ LAL
20 Golden State Warriors *2 45 27 63% 31.5 7 3 70% 10 1 4 8 West 6 vs NYK
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:

Eight games to care about tonight, and most likely a lot of bad things happening for us.

  • TOR @ ORL -- This should be a tough game for the Raptors to lose
  • UTA @ OKC -- This should be a tough game for the Thunder to lose, we hope
  • CHI @ BOS -- The Bull are running things right now
  • PHX @ LAL -- See a pattern here with the teams bunched up in our neighborhood?
  • IND @ CLE -- Pacers should roll
  • NYK @ GSW -- The Dubs finally play a game after all that rest, and face NY in Game 4 of their 5 game in seven nights road trip
  • MIN @ BKN -- Why is Minny even trying now? Pride? #PlayoffPush?
  • MEM @ POR -- Another tough game for Memphis, can they beat the Trail Blazers in their gym?

Well, if we can learn anything from the Sixers, it's that anything is possible on any given night of the NBA.

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