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While You Were Sleeping - March 31st

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Another horrible night for the Jazz as they continue their free fall out of the playoff picture. What was once a comfortable cushion between 7th and 10th place is no more, as the Jazz sit just 1 game above the Suns. What's worse, is the game and a half now between them and the Nuggets/Rockets is looking more and more insurmountable.

The Jazz could have gotten a little help from the Bucks last night, but the Grizzlies went in and grabbed a needed win. What really stings? DWill and the Nets go into Sactown and whip the Kings. Sigh.

The big chart and a picture of a sad Jazz after the jump.

The Standings:

Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 Oklahoma City Thunder 39 12 76.5% --
2 San Antonio Spurs IND W 36 14 72.0% 2.5
3 Los Angeles Lakers NOH W 32 20 61.5% 7.5
4 Los Angeles Clippers UTA W 31 21 59.6% 8.5
5 Dallas Mavericks 30 23 56.6% 10
6 Memphis Grizzlies @MIL W 28 22 56.0% 10.5
7 Houston Rockets 28 24 53.8% 11.5
8 Denver Nuggets 28 24 53.8% 11.5
9 Utah Jazz @LAC L 27 26 50.9% 13
10 Phoenix Suns 25 26 49.0% 14
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 25 28 47.2% 15
12 Portland Trail Blazers 24 28 46.2% 15.5
13 Golden State Warriors 20 30 40.0% 18.5
14 Sacramento Kings NJN L 18 34 34.6% 21.5
15 New Orleans Hornets @LAL L 13 39 25.0% 26.5

While you were sleeping:

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The "Its Bad, Man":

  • Jazz 96 - Clippers 105: Locke said the Clipps didn't get their first paint point until 2:00 left in the 2nd quarter. That's unsane.
  • Grizzlies 99 - Bucks 95: Good road win for the Grizz.

Tonight's Important Games:

  • Nuggets @ Magic: Maybe the Magic can finish off a Western Conference team?
  • Pacers @ Rockets: Pacers looking to overtake the Magic. Rox need a win to keep the 7th seed.
  • Hornets @ Suns: Back to back for the Hornets, visiting a rested Suns. Don't hold your breath.