8th seed in the West will only need 43-44 wins IMO

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8th seed in the West will only need 43-44 wins IMO 

Post#1 » by Hook_Em » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:39 am

Why is everyone assuming you need 48 wins to make it in the WC this year. Last year means nothing. The current 8th seed has 21 wins with the season halfway done. No offense to either team but Houston is collapsing and I don't see Utah making it with their schedule.

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Post#2 » by jym85 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:41 am

Lakers and Dallas 7th and 8th
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Post#3 » by Ming Kong! » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:58 am

Hook_Em wrote:Why is everyone assuming you need 48 wins to make it in the WC this year. Last year means nothing. The current 8th seed has 21 wins with the season halfway done. No offense to either team but Houston is collapsing and I don't see Utah making it with their schedule.

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Utah has played more road games (tied with Denver) than any team in the NBA so far, and they still sit in 7th, so you may want to rethink that. Anyways, it's still early, I think the record for the 8th seed is a going to be better. I think atleast one of LAL, Dallas, or Minnesota will get into the playoff race.
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Re: 8th seed in the West will only need 43-44 wins IMO 

Post#4 » by HotrodBeaubois » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:18 am

Ming Kong! wrote:
Hook_Em wrote:Why is everyone assuming you need 48 wins to make it in the WC this year. Last year means nothing. The current 8th seed has 21 wins with the season halfway done. No offense to either team but Houston is collapsing and I don't see Utah making it with their schedule.

/rant


Utah has played more road games (tied with Denver) than any team in the NBA so far, and they still sit in 7th, so you may want to rethink that. Anyways, it's still early, I think the record for the 8th seed is a going to be better. I think atleast one of LAL, Dallas, or Minnesota will get into the playoff race.



I think it will be one of Dallas and Lakers for the 8th seed it all depends on how Utah does for both to make it.
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Post#5 » by LoneyROY » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:19 am

Hornets for the 8th seed.
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Post#6 » by BigLurch92 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:20 am

LoneyROY wrote:Hornets for the 8th seed.


with the way they're playing i wouldnt doubt it
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Post#7 » by heatwillbeback » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 am

Lakers have a bunch of road games upcoming. Thats the key issue with them. They have gotten through the easier part of their schedule.

If they get in though, it wont be fun for the top 1 or two seed facing them.
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Post#8 » by rottenzombie » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 am

Ming Kong! wrote:
Hook_Em wrote:Why is everyone assuming you need 48 wins to make it in the WC this year. Last year means nothing. The current 8th seed has 21 wins with the season halfway done. No offense to either team but Houston is collapsing and I don't see Utah making it with their schedule.

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Utah has played more road games (tied with Denver) than any team in the NBA so far, and they still sit in 7th, so you may want to rethink that. Anyways, it's still early, I think the record for the 8th seed is a going to be better. I think atleast one of LAL, Dallas, or Minnesota will get into the playoff race.


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Post#9 » by supaflash » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:24 am

Yeah I didn't buy this at all when people were saying it the last few weeks. The west is deep and teams are going to beat up on each other. Houston and GS haven't played a ton of west games yet. GS is going to have proably 17-18 losses in the next 2 weeks. The race is going to be tight all year. the 4-10 come the end of the year will all probably be within a couple losses of each other.
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Post#10 » by RunSunRun » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:40 am

Some team will get hot close to the end of the season, it seems to always happen in the West. It'll probably be one of Utah, Houston, or Portland.
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Post#11 » by ClayDavis » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:44 am

the current 7 and 8th seeds are on a 42 win pace so this is the the likely win total
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Post#12 » by HotrodBeaubois » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:02 am

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18 Games played against the East 14-4

22 Games played against the West 7-15

10 Games played against the West on the Road 1-9

6 Games played against West playoff teams or Dallas on the Road 0-6

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12 Games left to play against the East .778 win %

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30 Games left to play against the West .318 Win%

16 Games left to play against the West on the Road .100 Win%

8 Games left to play against West Playoff teams or Dallas on the Road .000 Win%

14 Games left to play against the West @ Home .500 Win%

9 Games left to play against West Playoff teams or Dallas @ Home .250 Win%


Houston Wont make it ... I dont think Houston will end up with more than 38-40 Wins
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Post#13 » by branny » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:14 am

With Curry out for now and Love also out that COULD be 2 teams easily out.
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Post#14 » by HotrodBeaubois » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:20 am

branny wrote:With Curry out for now and Love also out that COULD be 2 teams easily out.



How long is Curry out?
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Post#15 » by 9abovetherim » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:39 pm

HotrodBeaubois wrote:
branny wrote:With Curry out for now and Love also out that COULD be 2 teams easily out.



How long is Curry out?

7-10 Days
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Post#16 » by ShowTimeERA » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:34 pm

heatwillbeback wrote:Lakers have a bunch of road games upcoming. Thats the key issue with them. They have gotten through the easier part of their schedule.

If they get in though, it wont be fun for the top 1 or two seed facing them.


Exactly. At this point seeding is irrelevant. Its about playing well going into the playoffs...I'm positive no team out West wants to play LA in the first round...

That's the difference between the East/West. Out East, you have a 1st and 2nd round bye while out West you play LA, Dallas, Denver, etc. in the 1st round...
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Post#17 » by Durant 35 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:39 pm

Won't that get like 3rd seed in the east?
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Post#18 » by anish23 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:42 pm

i wish the mavs were in the eastern conference :(
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Post#19 » by torotoe » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:45 pm

ShowTimeERA wrote:
heatwillbeback wrote:Lakers have a bunch of road games upcoming. Thats the key issue with them. They have gotten through the easier part of their schedule.

If they get in though, it wont be fun for the top 1 or two seed facing them.


Exactly. At this point seeding is irrelevant. Its about playing well going into the playoffs...I'm positive no team out West wants to play LA in the first round...

That's the difference between the East/West. Out East, you have a 1st and 2nd round bye while out West you play LA, Dallas, Denver, etc. in the 1st round...


Denver's probaby going to be the 4 seed this year, watch out.

In response to the part I bolded: yeah, no team wants to be at the mercy of the refs. It's sad that the refs do so much for the lakers.
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Post#20 » by 9abovetherim » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:47 pm

torotoe wrote:
ShowTimeERA wrote:
heatwillbeback wrote:Lakers have a bunch of road games upcoming. Thats the key issue with them. They have gotten through the easier part of their schedule.

If they get in though, it wont be fun for the top 1 or two seed facing them.


Exactly. At this point seeding is irrelevant. Its about playing well going into the playoffs...I'm positive no team out West wants to play LA in the first round...

That's the difference between the East/West. Out East, you have a 1st and 2nd round bye while out West you play LA, Dallas, Denver, etc. in the 1st round...


Denver's probaby going to be the 4 seed this year, watch out.

In response to the part I bolded: yeah, no team wants to be at the mercy of the refs. It's sad that the refs do so much for the lakers.

Yeah watch out, they just lost to the Wizards. They will finish 5th and gonna lose to the Grizzlies in 6.

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