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While you were sleeping March 29th

A quick look at what happened last night in the Western Conference #PlayoffPush

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This is it, Utah Jazz fans. Our guys have climbed that mountain and are going to be in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. But they still have a chance to make their own destiny with who they end up facing in the first round. The Jazz can into Playoffs, but that #PlayoffPush is still going on as there are only 14 more nights in the 2016-2017 NBA Regular season. There were a bunch of games last night, and a bunch more tonight. So let’s look at what happened “While you were sleeping,” on March 29th:


OKC clinched their playoff spot. DAL and NOP switches spots in the middle doldrums of the West Lotto.


NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
  • [1] Golden State Warriors beat the [2] San Antonio Spurs, 110-98: The whole point of this being good news is because we want GSW and SAS to both be resting when they play UTA in April.
  • [4] Utah Jazz beat [13] the Sacramento Kings, 112-82: BLOWOUT WINS! WOO! On the road? Is this for real?

It’s simple, have the Jazz win as much as possible. And every win is good news. It’s slightly less simple, have the Warriors get separation from the Spurs so both don’t care about the three games they face in the next 14 days against our club.

“Meh” News!

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

These two teams don’t matter at this point in the season. The Pelicans don’t even own their draft pick.


NBA: Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Clippers Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The three teams all behind Utah won. That’s bad. That’s always bad.

Tonight’s Games:

Basically just have the teams right behind UTA lose, hopefully . . .