NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 30th, 2014

Cary Edmondson-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:

Wyws_-_favors_good

  • UTA @ OKC -- 9 points in the first quarter? Yeah, that's a loss
  • PHX @ LAL -- Lakers won. Yes, I'll take it.
  • NYK @ GSW -- Dubs lost, I'll take it twice, thrice, or as many times as I can get it.

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Wyws_-_favors_bad

  • TOR @ ORL -- Toronto Raptors lost, so ORL is still 2.0 games ahead of us.
  • MEM @ POR -- Memphis lost, they could have gained ground on the Dubs.
  • PHX @ LAL -- Same here for Phoenix, but hey, I'd rather take the Lakers win.

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Wyws_-_favors_meh

  • IND @ CLE -- What's the deal with the Pacers now? They're as bad as airline food. (I still think Seinfeld wasn't all that)
  • MIN @ BKN -- Deron Williams ' team seems to be doing well right now.

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Sacramento and Los Angeles flipped
  2. Memphis and Dallas flipped
  3. Golden State lost, to New York, and none of the teams that care took advantage of it, Phoenix and Memphis both lost as well
  4. Looking ahead, Philly and Boston play each other twice, so I predict two Boston wins there. So that's nice.
  5. Of course, LAL and UTA also play, and I expect us to win that one too. That Orlando game is going to end up screwing us.

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 @ DET
2 Philadelphia 76ers 16 57 22% 2.0 1 9 10% 9 2 2 7 East 14 2 @ ATL
3 Orlando Magic *4 21 53 28% 6.5 2 8 20% 8 0 1 5 East 13 3 vs TOR L
4 Utah Jazz *2 23 51 31% 8.5 1 9 10% 8 0 2 7 West 15 4 @ OKC L vs NYK
5 Boston Celtics 23 50 32% 9.0 1 9 10% 9 2 4 6 East 12 5 vs CHI L @ CHI
6 Sacramento Kings 25 48 34% 11.0 3 7 30% 9 0 1 6 West 13 6 @ NOP
7 Los Angeles Lakers 25 48 34% 11.0 4 6 40% 9 1 2 5 West 14 6 vs PHX W
8 Detroit Pistons 26 47 36% 12.0 2 8 20% 9 2 3 5 East 11 8 vs MIL
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 45 40% 15.0 5 5 50% 7 3 4 7 East 10 9 vs IND W
10 New York Knicks *3 31 43 42% 16.5 7 3 70% 8 1 1 3 East 9 10 @ GSW W @ UTA
11 Atlanta Hawks *1 31 41 43% 17.5 4 6 40% 10 3 5 7 East 8 vs PHI
12 Denver Nuggets *3,4 32 41 44% 18.0 5 5 50% 9 1 1 6 West 12 11 vs MEM
13 New Orleans Pelicans 32 41 44% 18.0 6 4 60% 9 1 2 4 West 11 11 vs SAC
14 Charlotte Bobcats 35 38 48% 21.0 6 4 60% 9 4 5 6 East 7 vs WAS
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 36 50% 22.5 5 5 50% 10 2 3 5 West 10 13 @ BKN L vs LAC
16 Brooklyn Nets *1 39 33 54% 25.5 7 3 70% 10 3 7 8 East 6 vs MIN W
17 Memphis Grizzlies 43 30 59% 29.0 6 4 60% 9 1 2 7 West 9 14 @ POR L @ DEN
18 Dallas Mavericks 44 30 59% 29.5 6 4 60% 8 1 3 6 West 8
19 Phoenix Suns 44 30 59% 29.5 8 2 80% 8 0 1 4 West 7 @ LAL L
20 Golden State Warriors *2 45 28 62% 31.0 7 3 70% 9 1 3 7 West 6 vs NYK 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:

Ten games to care about tonight, and I am glad I never got into sports betting...

  • MIL @ DET -- Detroit can lose to any team it seems
  • PHI @ ATL -- And Philly clearly was tanking
  • NYK @ UTA -- The big game of the night, which is sad
  • BOS @ CHI -- Expect grind
  • SAC @ NOP -- Sacramento should lose this, in the Tyreke Evans revenge game
  • MEM @ DEN -- Hi, we're Memphis, and we lose all of the games we should win!
  • WAS @ CHA -- I really underestimated how good the Wizards would be this year, or maybe I overestimated how good the East would be
  • LAC @ MIN -- Kevin Love playing for his next team?

GO KNICKS GO!

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