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NBA Playoffs 2016: Standings update -- While you were sleeping April 6th

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This was a busy night in the NBA, with 13 of 15 Western Conference teams in action. And as usual, there were a few surprises. For one, the Dubs lost while Philly won.

No new teams in the West were eliminated, and no new teams made the playoffs though.

Western Conference Cheat Sheet:

2015 2016 WYWS - April 04 06 2016

The Good:

The Bad:

The "Meh":

The Chase:

The Memphis Grizzlies took out the Chicago Bulls and kept the Portland Trail Blazers behind them. I'm impressed. For reals.

The Utah Jazz failed to capitalize on Dallas and Houston being idle. Oh well. Dallas is now up on Utah by 0.5 games, and Utah is up on Houston by 0.5 games as well. Nope. Not at all stressful.

Tonight's Games:

  • [3] Oklahoma City Thunder @ [6] Portland Trail Blazers -- Go Thunder? Maybe?
  • [4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [15] Los Angeles Lakers -- This is the worst back-to-back / home-and-home set ever. Last night it was LAL @ LAC. Just silly.
  • [7] Dallas Mavericks vs. [9] Houston Rockets -- We're going for the Rockets here because of tie-breaker purposes. Trust me on this one.
  • [12] New Orleans Pelicans @ Boston Celtics -- Exciting times for the Pelicans, they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers last night. For reals.

So the Utah Jazz lost. It's not the end of the world. There are four games left, and Utah just needs to go 2-2 over the next four games to most likely make it. Just beat the Mavs.