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Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#1 » by Jval17 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Bucks:

vsWashington L ✓
vsPhiladelphia W✓
@Brooklyn L ✓
vsBrooklyn L✓
vsAtlanta L ✓

@Dallas w ✓
@Houston W

vsToronto L
vsUtah L
@Los Angeles L

Current record in 10 game span: (3-4)

Toronto:

vsDenver W ✓
@NY Knicks W ✓
@Washington W ✓

vsMemphis L ✓
vsNY Knicks W ✓
vsWashington L ✓
@Cleveland L

vsIndiana W
@Milwaukee W
@Golden State L

Current record in 10 game span: (4-3)
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Post#2 » by Clementine9 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:36 pm

Worried about the Indiana and Denver games. Indiana will want payback and Denver has looked solid lately. It would be nice to pull at least one game away from the Knicks though.

We better beat Indiana though. I just went through that game GIF-ing up Hansbrough. The guy's a tool, the amount of dirty plays he has is unbelievable. I GIF'd two so I could fuel a little hate the next time we play them but really I could have made 10. Ridiculous.
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Post#3 » by Berserk_Raptor » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:42 pm

What about Sixers and Pistons, they are still above us...
otoh, if we are really a playoff team, we must win those tough games against Indy, Denver and Milwaukee
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Post#4 » by lothy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:43 pm

I want to believe
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Post#5 » by VC720 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:43 pm

The problem is philly, they have a very winnable set of games coming up.
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Post#6 » by Jval17 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Ilmago_Bargs7 wrote:What about Sixers and Pistons, they are still above us...
otoh, if we are really a playoff team, we must win those tough games against Indy, Denver and Milwaukee


I'm just focusing on the 8th seed team. If we do well in those 10 games, we should have a good chance of passing Detroit + Philly as well
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Post#7 » by UnRealGM » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:31 pm

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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#8 » by yvehs » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Our road record is abysmal.
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Post#9 » by Jval17 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:37 pm

yvehs wrote:Our road record is abysmal.


Well its got to improve for us to have a chance right?
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Post#10 » by BC4CB4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:47 pm

We basically have to go 26 - 5 the rest of the way to have a chance of making the playoffs. Crazy.
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Post#11 » by pbj » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:48 pm

Current 8th seed
2012: Milwaukee / .510 / 25-24 (Projected ~42-40)

8th seed records over the last 5 years in the East
2011: Philly / .530 / 43-39 (35-31 actual)
2010: Indiana / .451/ 37-45
2009: Chicago / .500/ 41-41
2008: Detroit / .476 / 39-43
2007: Atlanta / .451 / 37-45

Roughly 39 wins on average
Raptors are 19-32

Need to go 20-11 in our next 31 games to meet that 39 win mark.

18 games remain vs +.500 teams, 13 vs -.500 teams

It's possible!

If we weren't screwed out of 4 games by reffing we'd be at 23-28, and need to go just 16-15 to make 39 wins
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#12 » by Jval17 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:51 pm

BC4CB4 wrote:We basically have to go 26 - 5 the rest of the way to have a chance of making the playoffs. Crazy.


thats way off imo
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#13 » by TdotRap4Lyfe » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:04 pm

Considering playoff bound in the East has generally been hovering around 0.400 we wouldn't have ''too'' much trouble going there but we would need to hope other teams go on losing streaks and we get on a winning streak or two. That said, I do not want this team to reach the Playoffs this year. We don't nearly have enough pieces to win, if we make it, it would secure BC a job without him earning it, causing an early sweep by Lebron and the Miami Heat...
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Post#14 » by Yoga » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:07 pm

Milwaukee is not a playoff team and I think we deserve the 8th seed over them, regardless of record
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Post#15 » by Big Shot » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:17 pm

22-9 for the remaining season to be .500......no way.
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#16 » by Raps Militia » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:22 pm

We will win one of two games against the Knicks, I'm sure of this!
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#17 » by whysoserious » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:22 pm

This team is currently 7 games back of the 8th seed with two other teams in between. Not to mention they are 13 games under .500.

They can only lose 9 games the rest of the say to finish at .500. That simply is not happening and pretty much means we have no shot at the playoffs. Keeping those hopes up is how you end up with Gray starting or Anderson playing heavy minutes instead of developing Ross.
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#18 » by Raps Militia » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:23 pm

VC720 wrote:The problem is philly, they have a very winnable set of games coming up.


But T.Young, Richardson and Bynum are all out.
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#19 » by RapsFanInVA » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:24 pm

Can we please switch this to 9th Place Hope Thread?

One, finishing 9th is much more realistic.

Two, 9th place assures we send a low lottery pick to OKC and I hope all of our fans will join me in cheering for 9th.
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Re: Playoff Hope Thread 

Post#20 » by pbj » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:28 pm

Last 5 games of the season are a back-to-back vs Chicago, then the Nets, Hawks and Celtics..

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