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While You Were Sleeping - April 20th

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APRIL. 18, 2011; Portland, OR, USA;  Utah Jazz point guard Devin Harris (5) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers point guard Jonny Flynn (3) during the first quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE
APRIL. 18, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Devin Harris (5) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers point guard Jonny Flynn (3) during the first quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Nothing surprising happened last night, but there is some good news. The Thunder and Spurs are still fighting each other for the 1 seed and home court advantage through the Western Conference Finals. Why is this good? The Suns and Nuggets have a game remaining against the Spurs and Thunder, respectively. This means there is less of a chance of star players being rested, which could help the Jazz.

The Standings and a short WYWS, after the jump.

The Standings:

Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 x San Antonio Spurs LAL W 46 16 74.2% --
1 x Oklahoma City Thunder @SAC W 46 17 73.0% 0.5
3 x Los Angeles Lakers @SAS L 40 24 62.5% 7
4 x Los Angeles Clippers 39 24 61.9% 7.5
5 x Memphis Grizzlies 37 25 59.7% 8.5
6 x Dallas Mavericks GSW W 36 28 56.3% 11
7 Denver Nuggets 34 28 54.8% 12
9 Phoenix Suns 33 30 52.4% 13.5
8 Utah Jazz 33 30 52.4% 13.5
10 Houston Rockets 32 31 50.8% 14.5
11 o Portland Trail Blazers 28 35 44.4% 18.5
12 o Minnesota Timberwolves 26 38 40.6% 21
13 o Golden State Warriors @DAL L 22 40 35.5% 24
14 o Sacramento Kings OKC L 20 43 31.7% 26.5
15 o New Orleans Hornets 20 43 31.7% 26.5
x- clinched
o- eliminated

While you were sleeping:

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    The 'Meh':

    • Lakers 97 - Spurs 121: The Return of Kobe game. How'd that work out?
    • Thunder 103 - Kings 92: The Kings are out-tanking the Hornets

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    The Bad:

    • Warriors 94 - Mavs 104: Double bad for the Jazz. Especially with the Cavs beating the Knicks.

    Tonight's Important Games:

    • Nuggets @ Suns: Early game on ESPN. Pay attention to this one.
    • Mavs @ Bulls: Bulls trying to hold off the Heat for the 1 seed.
    • Warriors @ Rockets: Auto win for the Rockets
    • Magic @ Jazz: Look for Amar's preview this afternoon.

    The Remaining Schedules:

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