NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping April 7th, 2014

Andy Lyons

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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  • The Nigerian doctor did not have trouble with dinner last night. (THIS is an inside joke)

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  • Things are pretty bad in the Ukraine right now, and in South America. Also people are not doing so well in East Timor still. People in Bhutan are happy though.

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  • Rob Ford is almost as Rob as he is Ford.

Movers and Shakers:

  1. I learned a new move at Zumba! class. It's called dislocating your hip to upbeat salsa music.

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 63 18% 0.0 1 9 10% 5 0 1 2 East 15 1
2 Philadelphia 76ers 17 60 22% 3.0 2 8 20% 5 1 1 3 East 14 2
3 Orlando Magic *4 22 55 29% 8.0 3 7 30% 5 0 0 2 East 13 3
4 Boston Celtics *7 23 54 30% 9.0 1 9 10% 5 1 2 4 East 12 4
5 Utah Jazz *2 24 53 31% 10.0 2 8 20% 5 0 1 4 West 15 5 vs DAL
6 Los Angeles Lakers 25 52 32% 11.0 3 7 30% 5 1 1 3 West 14 6 vs HOU
7 Sacramento Kings 27 50 35% 13.0 4 6 40% 5 0 0 2 West 13 7 vs OKC
8 Detroit Pistons 28 49 36% 14.0 3 7 30% 5 0 1 2 East 11 8 @ ATL
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 31 47 40% 16.5 5 5 50% 4 2 3 4 East 10 9
10 New Orleans Pelicans *5 32 45 42% 18.0 5 5 50% 5 0 0 1 West 11 10
11 New York Knicks *3 33 45 42% 18.5 5 5 50% 4 0 0 1 East 9 11
12 Denver Nuggets *3,4 33 44 43% 19.0 3 7 30% 5 1 1 3 West 12 12
13 Atlanta Hawks *1, 7 34 42 45% 20.5 3 7 30% 6 2 3 5 East 8 vs DET
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 38 38 50% 24.5 4 6 40% 6 1 2 3 West 10 13 vs SAS
15 x Charlotte Bobcats *6 39 38 51% 25.0 6 4 60% 5 2 2 3 East 7
16 x Brooklyn Nets *1, 7 42 34 55% 28.5 7 3 70% 6 2 4 5 East 6 @ MIA
17 Memphis Grizzlies 45 32 58% 31.0 5 5 50% 5 1 2 4 West 9 14
18 Phoenix Suns 46 31 60% 32.0 8 2 80% 5 0 1 4 West 8
19 Dallas Mavericks 47 31 60% 32.5 6 4 60% 4 1 1 3 West 7 @ UTA
20 Golden State Warriors *2 48 29 62% 34.0 7 3 70% 5 0 1 4 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
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
x - Clinched Playoffs

Tonight's Action:

Lots of games tonight that matter . . .

  • DAL @ UTA -- Utah can't afford to win this one because . . .
  • HOU @ LAL -- Rockets will surely win, and . . .
  • OKC @ SAC -- Thunder will surely win, and . . .
  • DET @ ATL -- Detroit will surely lose.
  • SAS @ MIN -- Spurs should win here no trouble.
  • BKN @ MIA -- And Heat should feast.

The three teams directly behind Utah are all going to lose tonight. We can't hope to win in the long term by winning in the short term.

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