clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NBA Playoffs 2013: Western Conference Standings 4 / 18 / 2013 -- While you were sleeping

New, comments
Wow, the Lakers show off their old players and coaches to the fans in a ceremony?
Wow, the Lakers show off their old players and coaches to the fans in a ceremony?
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

This is the end, my only friend, the end.

Wyws_2013_-_04_18_2013

So that's it. This season of 'win now' got us the same ultimate fate as developing more: the lottery. It was close. But in a results based society, close only counts for horseshoes, hand grenades, and drive in movies.

.

.

The Good:

Good_medium

  • Enes Kanter didn't get double injured
  • Al Jefferson had a productive game

.

.

The Bad:

Bad_medium

  • The Utah Jazz lost to the Memphis Grizzlies. It was a close game, too close, but we did not capitalize on their mistakes. They capitalized on ours. They wanted it more. They dove on the floor for loose balls. We didn't. Our season is over, while theirs is just starting.

.

.

The 'Meh':

Meh_medium

  • Everything else.

.

.

Tonight:

We here at SLC Dunk try to piece together what happened last night, and this season.

.

.

The Playoffs:

  • #1 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. #8 Houston Rockets: This gives us the whole James Harden returns to face the team that traded him storyline. Houston is pick and rolls, three pointers, and interior defense. OKC is OKC. Should be interesting. This matchup is almost scripted in how captivating it can be.
  • #2 San Antonio Spurs vs. #7 Los Angeles Lakers: The two "old guy teams" face off for pride here. The only thing that could be better is if Manu Ginobili and Kobe Bryant were playing in it. Instead we'll get Antawn Jamison against Tracy McGrady.
  • #3 Denver Nuggets vs. #6 Golden State Warriors: Do you like uptempo ball? The Nuggets fast break against the Warriors outside shooting attack? Wow, another really well scripted matchup.
  • #4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. #5 Memphis Grizzlies: These guys went to 7 games last year. The NBA hopes they do this year as well.

So funny how all these matchups are perfect for the media. It honestly couldn't have been better, unless somehow they added 2 more teams to the playoffs and the Minnesota Timberwolves were somehow involved.