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NBA Standings and Draft Lottery review for the Utah Jazz: March 3rd, 2015

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

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Once again I wake up to the dread of having to chart both how we are in the West, and how we're not going to get a lot of ping pong balls. The good news in Utah Jazz land is that a) this is a good thing, b) this is what we want, and c) this is by the design of the front office. The team already has enough youth (average age 23), right now playing the game well enough to win means more.

Or at least that's what I think....

Western Conference Standings:

Team W L % GB Last Night Tonight
1 Warriors 46 - 12 79.31% 0.0 @ BKN L
2 Grizzlies 42 - 16 72.41% 4.0 vs UTA
3 Rockets 41 - 18 69.49% 5.5 @ ATL
4 Trail Blazers 39 - 19 67.24% 7.0
5 Clippers 40 - 21 65.57% 7.5 @ MIN W
6 Mavericks 40 - 22 64.52% 8.0 vs NOP W
7 Spurs 36 - 23 61.02% 10.5
8 Thunder 33 - 27 55.00% 14.0
9 Pelicans 32 - 28 53.33% 15.0 @ DAL L
10 Suns 31 - 30 50.82% 16.5 @ MIA L
11 Jazz 23 - 35 39.66% 23.0 @ MEM
12 Kings 20 - 37 35.09% 25.5 @ NYK
13 Nuggets 20 - 39 33.90% 26.5 vs MIL
14 Lakers 16 - 42 27.59% 30.0 @ CHA
15 Timberwolves 13 - 46 22.03% 33.5 vs LAC L

What happened last night?

Not a really big night in the West, the NBA only had five games on tap, and there were two conference games and two out of conference games.

  • Golden State Warriors (1) lost to the Brooklyn Nets on the road: 110-108
  • Los Angeles Clippers (5) beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (15): 110-105
  • Dallas Mavericks (6) beat the New Orleans Pelicans (9): 102-93
  • PHoenix Suns (10) lost to the Miami Heat: 115-98

Lottery Standings:

Team W L % GB Conf Streak Last 10 Top 3
1 Knicks 12 - 46 20.69% 0.0 East 15 W x2 2 - 8 64.3%
2 76ers 13 - 46 22.03% 0.5 East 14 L x2 2 - 8 55.8%
3 Timberwolves 13 - 46 22.03% 0.5 West 15 L x3 4 - 6 46.9%
4 Lakers 16 - 42 27.59% 4.0 West 14 L x1 3 - 7 37.8%
5 Magic 19 - 42 31.15% 5.5 East 13 L x3 4 - 6 29.2%
6 Nuggets 20 - 39 33.90% 7.5 West 13 L x6 1 - 9 21.5%
7 Kings 20 - 37 35.09% 8.5 West 12 Lx2 3 - 7 15.0%
8 Pistons 23 - 36 38.98% 10.5 East 12 L x3 4 - 6 10.0%
9 Jazz 23 - 35 39.66% 11.0 West 11 W x2 6 - 4 6.1%
10 Celtics 23 - 34 40.35% 11.5 East 11 L x1 6 - 4 4.0%
11 Hornets 24 - 33 42.11% 12.5 East 10 W x1 4 - 6 2.9%
12 Pacers 25 - 34 42.37% 12.5 East 9 W x2 8 - 2 2.5%
13 Nets 25 - 33 43.10% 13.0 East 8 W x2 5 - 5 --
14 Heat 25 - 33 43.10% 13.0 East 7 W x1 5 - 5 --
15 Suns 31 - 29 51.67% 18.0 West 10 L x2 3 - 7 2.2%
16 Pelicans 32 - 27 54.24% 19.5 West 9 L x1 5 - 5 1.8%
17 Bucks 32 - 27 54.24% 19.5 East 6 L x2 5 - 5 --
18 Thunder 33 - 27 55.00% 20.0 West 8 W x1 8 - 2 --
19 Wizards 34 - 26 56.67% 21.0 East 5 W x1 3 - 7 --
20 Cavaliers 37 - 24 60.66% 23.5 East 4 L x2 6 - 4 --


What happened last night?

  • Philadelphia 76ers lost, big surprise
  • Minny lost (as we mentioned above)

What's going on tonight?

  • LAL @ CHA -- Lakers could lose, but you never know with Charlotte
  • BOS @ CLE -- LeBron James show should continue
  • SAC @ NYK -- this is a hilarious game to watch, I am sorry for those bloggers for those teams
  • HOU @ ATL -- only important for the playoffs
  • WAS @ CHI -- I don't see Was falling out of the east playoffs
  • UTA @ MEM -- this is the game we will be covering tonight
  • MIL @ DEN -- two teams that are on hard times right now, Bucks having a bad road trip, Nuggets on some strange, over the counter trip instead.

What outcomes are you hoping for tonight?