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Will Galen
03-15-2009, 06:10 AM
Current Standings

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="783"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">Team
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">Lost
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">G B
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">Comments
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">Chicago
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">37
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">Current record is 1-1 against Pacers with 2 to play.
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">New Jersey
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">37
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">Pacers have the tie break. No games left.
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">New York
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">37
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">NY won series, so Pacers are really 3 games behind.
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">Milwaukee
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">38
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">1
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">Mil leads the Pacers 2-1, with 1 game left to play.
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">Charlotte
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">38
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">1
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">Cha leads the Pacers 2-1, with 1 game left to play.
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table1column1" valign="top" width="25%">Indiana
</td> <td class="table1column2" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">39
</td> <td class="table1column3" align="center" valign="top" width="7%">2
</td> <td class="table1column4" valign="top" width="61%">Pacers have 4 games left against the teams ahead of them.
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

I don’t put wins in the standings because the lost column is a better barometer of where the Pacers stand in relation to the other teams. Why, because if they don’t lose we can’t catch them.

We control our own destiny against Chicago, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, because if we win our remaining games we can make up what we are behind them in the standings. We have the tie breaker against New Jersey but we need them to lose two more games than we do. New York is our big problem right now, because we are two games behind them, which is actually three since they have the head to head tie break.

It appears to me after looking over everyone’s schedule that the Pacers are still very much in the race. It also appears there could be a tie for the last spot. Maybe even a tie among more then two teams.
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Chicago has 14 games left

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="649"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Chicago’s Schedule
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">Fighting for 8<sup>th</sup> playoff spot with
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">Plus 500 teams
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">Home Games
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 18 @ Oklahoma City
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 21 vs LA Lakers
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">1
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 23 @ Washington
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 24 vs Detroit
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">2
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Thu 26 vs Miami
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">3
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 28 vs Indiana
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">1
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 29 @ Toronto
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 31 @ Indiana
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">2
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 04 vs New Jersey
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">3
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 07 vs New York
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">4
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Thu 09 vs Philadelphia
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">4
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 11 vs Charlotte
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">5
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">8
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 13 @ Detroit
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">5
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table2column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 15 vs Toronto
</td> <td class="table2column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table2column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table2column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">9
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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New Jersey has 17 games left

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="649"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">New Jersey’s Schedule
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">Fighting for 8<sup>th</sup> playoff spot with
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">Plus 500 teams
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">Home Games
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 15 @ LA Clippers
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 16 @ Denver
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">1
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 18 @ New York
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">1
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 20 vs Miami
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">2
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 22 vs Cleveland
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">3
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 25 @ Cleveland
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">4
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 27 vs LA Lakers
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">5
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 29 @ Minnesota
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 30 vs Milwaukee
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">2
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 01 vs Detroit
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">6
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 04 @ Chicago
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">3
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 05 vs Philadelphia
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">7
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 08 @ Boston
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">8
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 10 @ Detroit
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">9
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 11 vs Orlando
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">10
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 13 vs Charlotte
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">4
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table3column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 15 @ New York
</td> <td class="table3column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">5
</td> <td class="table3column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table3column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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New York has 17 games left

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="649"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">New York’s Schedule
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">Fighting for 8<sup>th</sup> playoff spot with
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">Plus 500 teams
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">Home Games
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 15 @ Cleveland
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">1
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 18 vs New Jersey
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">1
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 20 vs Sacramento
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 21 @ Orlando
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">2
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 23 vs Orlando
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">3
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 25 vs LA Clippers
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 27 vs New Orleans
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">4
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 28 @ Charlotte
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">2
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 30 @ Utah
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">5
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 31 @ Denver
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">6
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 04 vs Toronto
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 05 @ Toronto
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 07 @ Chicago
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">3
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 08 vs Detroit
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">7
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 10 @ Orlando
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">8
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 12 @ Miami
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table4column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 15 vs New Jersey
</td> <td class="table4column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">4
</td> <td class="table4column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table4column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">8
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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Milwaukee has 14 games left

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="649"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Milwaukee’s Schedule
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">Fighting for 8<sup>th</sup> playoff spot with
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">Plus 500 teams
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">Home Games
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 15 vs Boston
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">1
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 18 vs Orlando
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">2
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 21 vs Portland
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">3
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 25 @ Toronto
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 27 @ Orlando
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">4
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 28 @ Miami
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">5
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 30 @ New Jersey
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">1
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 01 vs LA Lakers
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">6
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Thu 02 @ Philadelphia
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">7
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 04 vs Memphis
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 08 vs Atlanta
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">8
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 11 vs Oklahoma City
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 13 vs Orlando
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">9
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">8
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table5column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 15 @ Indiana
</td> <td class="table5column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">2
</td> <td class="table5column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table5column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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Charlotte has 16 games left to play

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="649"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Charlotte’s Schedule
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">Fighting for 8<sup>th</sup> playoff spot with
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">Plus 500 teams
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">Home Games
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 16 vs Toronto
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 18 vs Sacramento
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 20 @ Toronto
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 21 vs Indiana
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">1
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 25 @ Washington
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 27 @ Philadelphia
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">1
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 28 vs New York
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">2
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 31 vs LA Lakers
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">2
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 01 @ Boston
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">3
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 03 vs Miami
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">4
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 05 @ Detroit
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">5
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 07 vs Philadelphia
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">6
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 10 @ Oklahoma City
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 11 @ Chicago
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">3
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 13 @ New Jersey
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">4
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table6column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 15 @ Orlando
</td> <td class="table6column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table6column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">7
</td> <td class="table6column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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The Pacers have 15 games left to play

<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="649"> <tbody><tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Indiana’s Schedule
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">Fighting for 8<sup>th</sup> playoff spot with
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">Plus 500 teams
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">Home Games
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 15 @ Toronto
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 18 vs Portland
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">1
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 20 vs Dallas
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">2
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 21 @ Charlotte
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">1
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 25 vs Miami
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">3
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 28 @ Chicago
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">2
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 29 vs Washington
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Tue 31 vs Chicago
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">3
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 03 vs San Antonio
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">4
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sun 05 @ Oklahoma City
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 08 vs Toronto
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Fri 10 @ Atlanta
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">5
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Sat 11 vs Detroit
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">6
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">8
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Mon 13 vs Cleveland
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">7
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">9
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="table7column1" valign="top" width="33%">Wed 15 vs Milwaukee
</td> <td class="table7column2" align="center" valign="top" width="26%">4
</td> <td class="table7column3" align="center" valign="top" width="21%">
</td> <td class="table7column4" align="center" valign="top" width="20%">10
</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


Tie Breakers
In the event two or more teams are tied in the standings, a series of tiebreakers are applied to determine which team receives the higher seeding.
Two-Team Tiebreaker
1. Better record in head-to-head games
2. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
3. Higher winning percentage in conference games
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 within division (if teams are in the same division)
3. Highest winning percentage in conference games
4. Highest winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
5. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed

Erik
03-15-2009, 06:16 AM
This is a pretty nice breakdown. The Knicks scare me, Their schedule doesn't look too bad to me. I can only feel confident that the only sure losses they'll have are against the Cavs and Magic, and they play the Magic 3 more times (they'll probably win at least one of those). I don't think they're gonna go 14-3 or anything, I guess I'm just not that confident in us to take advantage :(

DocHolliday
03-15-2009, 07:42 AM
a thread title like this could also be condensed to "Jim O'Brien is the Pacers coach". Go ahead and book those late April vacations to destinations with no televisions.

SycamoreKen
03-15-2009, 11:58 AM
Nice work Will. Doc, your post made no sense and pretty much added nothing o this topic. Why not take that to the Fire Jim thread?

YoSoyIndy
03-15-2009, 12:16 PM
a thread title like this could also be condensed to "Jim O'Brien is the Pacers coach". Go ahead and book those late April vacations to destinations with no televisions.

Your statement is a little dated. If you're going to make useless comments, you might as well throw in other ways to follow the game and tell people to book late April vacations to destinations with no televisions, radios, Internet access and cell phone coverage.

Jonathan
03-16-2009, 12:29 PM
Devin Harris seperated his shoulder yesterday. He will miss some games.

We MUST beat the Bulls twice (03/28 & 03/31)

Danny Granger is back. Can he lead us to the playoffs?

BillS
03-16-2009, 02:32 PM
When I saw the title I thought Skaut Ech was going to be the author :zip: