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While You Were Sleeping - April 15th

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Apr 14, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA;  Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) dunks the ball during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum.  Memphis Grizzlies defeated Utah Jazz 103-98.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 14, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) dunks the ball during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated Utah Jazz 103-98. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

With Dallas and Houston both having losses last night, the Jazz now sit just 1.5 games from 8th place and 3 games from 6th. The playoffs are still well within reach, but the new rallying cry needs to be #WinOut.

I don't feel so bad now. The Grizzlies took the short flight to N.O. and got a spanking. Someone should teach Monty Williams the nuances of tanking.

Once again, every game tonight is BIG. Oh, and this is chuck full of errors, I apologize. End of semester brain scramble in full effect (the winning % are definitely wrong because I'm at school and don't have my spreadsheet)

Los Standings y WYWS abajo.

The Standings:

Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 x Oklahoma City Thunder

44 16 73.3% --
2 x San Antonio Spurs

42 16 72.4% 1
3 x Los Angeles Lakers DAL W 39 22 63.3% 5.5
4 Los Angeles Clippers

37 23 61.7% 7
5 Memphis Grizzlies @NO L 35 25 59.3% 9
6 Dallas Mavericks @LAL L 34 27 56.7% 10.5
7 Denver Nuggets HOU W 33 27 54.2% 11
8 Houston Rockets @DEN L 32 27 54.2% 12
9 Phoenix Suns

31 29 51.7% 13
10 Utah Jazz

31 30 50.8% 13.5
11 Portland Trail Blazers @SAC L 28 32 46.7% 16.5
12 o Minnesota Timberwolves OKC L 25 36 41.0% 19.5
13 o Golden State Warriors @LAC L 22 37 37.3% 21.5
14 o Sacramento Kings POR W 19 41 31.7% 24.5
15 o New Orleans Hornets MEM W 18 42 28.8% 26
x- clinched
o- eliminated


While you were sleeping:

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The Good

  • Mavericks 108 - Lakers 112: Jazz can gain another game on the 6th seed tonight.
  • Rockets 86 - Nuggets 101: I'm calling this good. The Rockets have a rough remaining schedule.

Tonight's Important Games:

  • Nuggets @ Houston: Rockets seek retribution for last night.
  • Mavericks @ Jazz: The Jazz have to win. Period. Regardless
  • Trailblazers @ Suns: Would be nice to see a Blazers win