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While you were sleeping April 1st

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

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-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 11 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 April 1st:


What happened? Two more teams bit the dust and were officially eliminated from playoff contention: DAL and MIN.


Jean Van de Velde Photo by Stephen Munday/Getty Images

Nothing happened. Well, it was April Fool’s Day. So I guess that’s that.

“Meh” NEWS!

NBA: Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports



NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Now the Clip-trip are just 1.0 games because our guys. Thanks, LA LA Land. The Blazers also won, keeping them in the Playoffs.

Tonight’s Games:

  • [1] Golden State Warriors host the [East] Washington Wizards: Wizards fans are salty, expect to have something more to be salty about.
  • [2] San Antonio Spurs host the [4] Utah Jazz: If the Jazz win that would be Grrreat!
  • [3] Houston Rockets visit the [14] Phoenix Suns: Phoenix lost last night, and how play a tougher team. I don’t expect them to win.
  • [6] Oklahoma City Thunders host the [East] Charlotte Hornets: Let’s goooo Kemba Walker!
  • [7] Memphis Grizzlies host the [15] Los Angeles Lakers: Let’s goooo, uh, who the heck is even on this team? Let’s goooo Timofey Mozgov!
  • [9] Denver Nuggets visit the [East] Miami Heat: If these dudes want to pass Portland they’re going to have to eventually win some games. They have lost three straight, and Portland won six in a row.
  • [10] New Orleans Pelicans host the [East] Chicago Bulls: Two teams I do not care for.

There’s a good chance that OKC and MEM both win tonight. That means they could jump a full game if UTA loses tonight. Yeesh.