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NBA Playoffs and/or Lottery seeding roundup -- While you were sleeping March 31st, 2014

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All of the good, bad, and meh things that happened in the races we care about.

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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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  • NYK @ UTA -- I was worried that we'd win this one because New York is hurt and playing the 5th game in 7 nights. Thankfully there's one thing we can count on -- and that's we can't defend anyone. Ever.
  • SAC @ NOP -- Pellies are hurt but were at home, but they got crowned by DeMarcus Cousins who has a whale of a night.
  • MEM @ DEN -- Remember when Memphis used to win all of the games? Well, they are starting to remember themselves. They are 6-4 in their last 10 and need to keep it up.

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  • BOS @ CHI -- The lucky of the Irish ran out, and they lost easily in the Windy City. Or maybe that's what they wanted?

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  • MIL @ DET -- Milwaukee lost
  • PHI @ ATL -- so did Philly
  • WAS @ CHA -- Big Al is doing things for Charlotte. This is a huge win against a playoff team
  • LAC @ MIN -- What? The T-Wolves won? Wow!

Movers and Shakers:

  1. LAL and SAC switched places again, they are 0.5 games from one another right now
  2. ATL jumped over DEN and NOP with their win, and the other two teams' losses, 0.5 games between those three teams
  3. Right now PHX, MEM, and DAL are all tied at 44-30. So right now they are all playoff teams and lotto teams at the same time. And all of them are 1.5 games behind the injured Dubs.

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 60 19% 0.0 1 9 10% 8 0 1 2 East 15 1 @ DET L
2 Philadelphia 76ers 16 58 22% 2.0 1 9 10% 8 2 2 6 East 14 2 @ ATL L
3 Orlando Magic *4 21 53 28% 7.0 2 8 20% 8 0 1 5 East 13 3
4 Utah Jazz *2 23 52 31% 8.5 1 9 10% 7 0 1 6 West 15 4 vs NYK L
5 Boston Celtics 23 51 31% 9.0 1 9 10% 8 2 4 6 East 12 5 @ CHI L
6 Los Angeles Lakers 25 48 34% 11.5 4 6 40% 9 1 2 5 West 14 6 vs POR
7 Sacramento Kings 26 48 35% 12.0 4 6 40% 8 0 1 5 West 13 7 @ NOP W
8 Detroit Pistons 27 47 36% 13.0 2 8 20% 8 1 2 4 East 11 8 vs MIL W
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 45 40% 15.5 5 5 50% 7 3 4 7 East 10 9
10 New York Knicks *3 32 43 43% 17.5 7 3 70% 7 0 0 2 East 9 10 @ UTA W
11 Denver Nuggets *3,4 32 42 43% 18.0 4 6 40% 8 1 1 5 West 12 11 vs MEM L
12 New Orleans Pelicans 32 42 43% 18.0 6 4 60% 8 1 1 3 West 11 11 vs SAC L
13 Atlanta Hawks *1 32 41 44% 18.5 4 6 40% 9 2 4 6 East 8 vs PHI W
14 Charlotte Bobcats 36 38 49% 22.0 6 4 60% 8 4 5 6 East 7 vs WAS W
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 37 49% 22.5 4 6 40% 9 2 3 5 West 10 13 vs LAC L
16 Brooklyn Nets *1 39 33 54% 26.0 7 3 70% 10 3 7 8 East 6 vs HOU
17 Phoenix Suns 44 30 59% 30.0 8 2 80% 8 0 1 4 West 9 14
18 Memphis Grizzlies 44 30 59% 30.0 6 4 60% 8 1 2 6 West 9 14 @ DEN W
19 Dallas Mavericks 44 30 59% 30.0 6 4 60% 8 1 3 6 West 9 14 vs GSW
20 Golden State Warriors *2 45 28 62% 31.5 6 4 60% 9 1 3 7 West 6 @ DAL
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


Tonight's Action:

There's really only one game to watch tonight, see if you can figure it out.

  • POR @ LAL -- Let's see if Swaggy can back up his talk and get some wins?
  • HOU @ BKN -- I don't like Dwight Howard or James Harden
  • GSW @ DAL -- This is like the Game of Thrones for the Don Nelson family

GO Mavs GO!