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NBA Standings and Draft Lottery review for the Utah Jazz: March 20th, 2015

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Catching up with the standings for both the West Playoffs and the NBA Lotto

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Very few games last night, two that mattered for my personal goal -- none that mattered for the NBA Playoffs or the NBA Draft. Mamma said there would be nights like this . . .

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What happened last night?

Winner Loser Commentary
1 MIN West 15 95 - NYK East 15 92 Probably the best game you'll never see.
2 HOU West 3 118 - DEN West 12 108 James Harden goes for 50. Wow. #MVP ?
3 PHX West 10 74 - NOP West 9 72 Sadly, Phoenix wins
4 UTA West 11 80 - LAL West 14 73 Gordon Hayward had 22/5/5/4/1

The Jazz won, hooray! Sadly, so did the Suns too.

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Western Conference Standings:

Team W L % GB GL Last Night Tonight
1 Warriors - x 54 - 13 80.60% 0.0 15 vs NOP
2 Grizzlies 47 - 21 69.12% 7.5 14 @ DAL
3 Rockets 46 22 67.65% 8.5 14 vs DEN W
4 Trail Blazers 44 - 22 66.67% 9.5 16 @ ORL
5 Clippers 44 - 25 63.77% 11.0 13 vs WAS
6 Mavericks 44 - 25 63.77% 11.0 13 vs MEM
7 Spurs 42 - 25 62.69% 12.0 15 vs BOS
8 Thunder 38 - 30 55.88% 16.5 14 vs ATL
9 Pelicans 37 - 31 54.41% 17.5 14 @ PHX L @ GSW
10 Suns 36 - 33 52.17% 19.0 13 vs NOP W
11 Jazz 31 - 37 45.59% 23.5 14 @ LAL W
12 Nuggets 26 - 43 37.68% 29.0 13 @ HOU L @ MIA
13 Kings 22 - 45 32.84% 32.0 15 vs CHA
14 Lakers 17 - 50 25.37% 37.0 15 vs UTA L
15 Timberwolves 15 - 53 22.06% 39.5 14 @ NYK W
x - Clinched Playoffs

There were no changes to the Western Conference standings last night. There are still 4.5 games between the Jazz and Suns; and 4.5 games between the 2nd seed and the 7th seed in the West. There are 14.1 games left on average for the Conference. Lots of important things will happen . . . soon . . . maybe.

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The race to the bottom:

2014 2015 WYWS March 20

The Jazz went from #11 to #13 because of their win, while Indy and Bos both got knocked down a peg, er, or up in the tanking peg. Man. This is confusing.

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What games are happening tonight?

Road Home Commentary
1 POR West 4 @ ORL East 13 Can Damian Lillard check Elfrid Payton?
2 NYK East 15 @ PHI East 14 The Tankathon continues
3 MIL East 6 @ BRK East 11 Length vs. Age
4 IND East 9 @ CLE East 2 Possible Playoff Match-up
5 DEN West 12 @ MIA East 7 Jusuf Nurkic vs. Hassan Whiteside. NBA Action.
6 TOR East 3 @ CHI East 4 Even MORE Eastern Conference ball!
7 ATL East 1 @ OKC West 8 Is this the craziest road trip ever for the Hawks?
8 MEM West 2 @ DAL West 6 Actually important game, for once
9 BOS East 8 @ SAS West 7 The Team Duncan is on vs. the team that shoulda drafted him
10 CHA East 10 @ SAC West 13 Two bad franchises.
11 NOP West 9 @ GSW West 1 Dubs go for 55 tonight.
12 WAS East 5 @ LAC West 5 Or is this the craziest road trip?

Wow, so many games tonight! Also too many to care about while March Madness is happening!

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I am getting burned out from all the blogging if you couldn't guess. Only 26 more days till the end of the season . . .