NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping April 4th, 2014

Mark L. Baer-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

  • PHX @ POR -- Wow, road win in the Rose Garden Moda Center for Jeff Hornacek 's club. But David Locke told me he wouldn't be any good . . .
  • DEN @ MEM -- Grizz actually won? Wow!

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Wyws_-_favors_bad

  • ORL @ CHA -- Orlando lost
  • PHI @ BOS -- Boston lost
  • DAL @ LAL -- Los Angeles lost
  • SAC @ GSW -- Sacramento lost, Golden State won
  • you see a trend here?

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Wyws_-_favors_meh

  • MIL @ CHI -- Milwaukee lost, which is good, when coupled with Philly winning
  • DET @ BKN -- Detroit lost, still kinda in striking range of the Jazz
  • CLE @ ATL -- Cleveland lost
  • WAS @ NYK -- New York lost
  • MIN @ MIA -- Wow, T-wolves beat the Heat!

Movers and Shakers:

  1. Boston jumped over Utah for the #4 seed here
  2. New York and Denver lost, while Atlanta won, so Atlanta jumped over those two teams in the opposite direction

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 62 18% 0.0 1 9 10% 6 0 1 2 East 15 1 @ CHI L vs TOR
2 Philadelphia 76ers 17 59 22% 3.0 2 8 20% 6 1 1 4 East 14 2 @ BOS W vs BKN
3 Orlando Magic *4 21 55 28% 7.0 2 8 20% 6 0 0 3 East 13 3 @ CHA L vs MIN
4 Boston Celtics *7 23 53 30% 9.0 1 9 10% 6 1 3 5 East 12 5 vs PHI L @ DET
5 Utah Jazz *2 24 52 32% 10.0 2 8 20% 6 0 1 5 West 15 4 vs NOP W
6 Los Angeles Lakers 25 51 33% 11.0 3 7 30% 6 1 1 3 West 14 6 vs DAL L
7 Sacramento Kings 27 49 36% 13.0 4 6 40% 6 0 0 4 West 13 7 @ GSW L
8 Detroit Pistons 27 49 36% 13.0 2 8 20% 6 1 2 3 East 11 8 @ BKN L vs BOS
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 31 46 40% 16.5 5 5 50% 5 2 3 5 East 10 9 @ ATL L vs CHA
10 New Orleans Pelicans *5 32 44 42% 18.0 5 5 50% 6 0 0 1 West 11 11 @ UTA L
11 New York Knicks *3 33 44 43% 18.5 6 4 60% 5 0 0 1 East 9 10 vs WAS L
12 Denver Nuggets *3,4 33 43 43% 19.0 4 6 40% 6 1 1 3 West 12 11 @ MEM L
13 Atlanta Hawks *1, 7 33 42 44% 19.5 3 6 33% 7 2 3 5 East 8 vs CLE W
14 Charlotte Bobcats *6 38 38 50% 24.0 6 4 60% 6 2 3 4 East 7 vs ORL W @ CLE
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 38 37 51% 24.5 5 5 50% 7 2 3 4 West 10 13 @ MIA W @ ORL
16 Brooklyn Nets *1, 7 41 34 55% 27.5 7 3 70% 7 3 5 6 East 6 vs DET W @ PHI
17 Phoenix Suns 45 31 59% 31.0 7 3 70% 6 0 1 4 West 9 14 @ POR W
18 Memphis Grizzlies 45 31 59% 31.0 6 4 60% 6 1 2 4 West 9 14 vs DEN W
19 Dallas Mavericks 46 31 60% 31.5 6 4 60% 5 1 2 4 West 7 @ LAL W
20 Golden State Warriors *2 47 29 62% 33.0 6 4 60% 6 1 2 5 West 6 vs SAC W
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
5* - NOP owes PHI their 1st rnd pick (Top 5 prot)
6* - CHA owes CHI their 1st rnd pick (Top 10 prot)
7* - Worst of ATL/BKN owes BOS their 1st round pick

Tonight's Action:

So, last night was crazy, huh?

  • TOR @ MIL -- Raptors are a surprisingly good team, or maybe it's just that SOMEONE had to win that division
  • BKN @ PHI -- Philly will get back to their losing ways tonight
  • MIN @ ORL -- Do the T-wolves dare to be 1.0 games above .500?
  • BOS @ DET -- Remember when we were almost the 3rd seed?
  • CHA @ CLE -- Big Al keeps on keeping on

You may notice here that the four teams ahead of us are all playing tonight, and are all likely to lose tonight! Hooray for our winning culture! (ProTip: You don't have one if you are the 5th worst team in the league)

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