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Who will get the last playoff spot in the West?

Old 03-28-04, 07:48 PM
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Who will get the last playoff spot in the West?

Who will get the last playoff spot in the West? Looks like one team (maybe two) with a winning record won't get in.
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Old 03-28-04, 08:31 PM
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Old 03-28-04, 08:36 PM
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nuggets have fallen apart completely
blazers have some tough games ahead, but i think they are the best of these options
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Old 03-28-04, 10:16 PM
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Give me a minute or so and I'll look up their schedules.
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Old 03-29-04, 12:18 AM
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Yeah, you can't like the Nuggets recent collapse. Of course, none of the other options thrill me, and really, it's just who will get slaughtered by Sac/Minn/SA/LAL in 4 or who can start golfing 2 weeks early.
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W L PCT GB
1 x-Sacramento 52 21 .712 -
2 x-Minnesota 50 24 .676 2
3 x-LA Lakers 50 23 .685 2
4 San Antonio 48 25 .658 4
5 Memphis 47 26 .644 5
6 Dallas 45 28 .616 7
7 Houston 42 30 .583 9
8 Utah 38 36 .514 14
9 Portland 37 35 .514 14
10 Denver 38 37 .507 15
11 Seattle 34 39 .466 18

Two-Team Tiebreaker
1. Better record in head-to-head games
2. Higher winning percentage in conference games
3. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
4. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
5. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in opposite conference
6. Higher point differential between points scored and points allowed

Three-Team Tiebreaker
1. Best head-to-head winning percentage among all teams tied
2. Highest winning percentage in conference games
3. Highest winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
4. Highest winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
5. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed
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Old 03-29-04, 12:42 AM
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Utah Jazz 9 games remaining:
28 Sun @ L.A. Lakers
31 Wed New Orleans
2 Fri San Antonio
4 Sun @ L.A. Clippers
5 Mon Memphis
8 Thu @ Dallas
10 Sat Houston
12 Mon @ Minnesota
14 Wed Phoenix

Denver Nuggets 7 games remaining:
30 Tue Seattle
2 Fri Houston
7 Wed @ Phoenix
9 Fri @ Houston
10 Sat Portland
12 Mon Sacramento
14 Wed @ San Antonio

Portland Trailblazers 10 games remaining:
29 Mon @ New York
31 Wed @ Boston
1 Thu @ Philadelphia
3 Sat New Orleans
6 Tue @ L.A. Lakers
7 Wed Golden State
9 Fri @ San Antonio
10 Sat @ Denver
12 Mon San Antonio
14 Wed L.A. Lakers

Seattle Supersonics 9 games remaining:
30 Tue @ Denver
31 Wed @ Minnesota
2 Fri L.A. Lakers
4 Sun New Orleans
6 Tue @ Dallas
7 Wed @ San Antonio
10 Sat Dallas
12 Mon Houston
14 Wed @ L.A. Clippers
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My predictions (wins):
Portland 43
Utah 42
Denver 40
Seattle 36


Seattle is coming together after a season full of injuries, but has the toughest remaining schedule and will be fortunate to beat N.O. and the Clippers.

Denver beats Seattle and Phoenix. Not nearly enough.

Utah beats N.O., Clippers, Phoenix. They get by Houston if they're lucky. Kirilenko is a stud and should contend for Defensive Player of the Year. Sloan misses out again on Coach of the Year. Completely unexpected success in both Utah and Memphis this year.

Portland 13-9 since trading Rasheed and the easiest remaining schedule = the most Eastern Conference opponents.
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Old 03-29-04, 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by Quake1028
and really, it's just who will get slaughtered by Sac/Minn/SA/LAL in 4 or who can start golfing 2 weeks early.
What is the Blazers' record against the Kings and Timberwolves this year? Hint: 3-1 against both.
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I'd like the Nuggets to make it. Nothing like seeing Carmelo and Lebron both make the playoffs.
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Originally posted by juiio
What is the Blazers' record against the Kings and Timberwolves this year? Hint: 3-1 against both.
Sounds great and all, but they both would still beat the Blazers in 4.
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Here's hoping it's the Blazers It's always great to see your team knock out El Scorcho's.
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Originally posted by juiio
What is the Blazers' record against the Kings and Timberwolves this year? Hint: 3-1 against both.
What was the Timberwolve's record against the Lakers before the BLOWOUT on Friday? Hint: 3-0.

Though if a team's hot, you never know what will happen.
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