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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 53-19
    Sacramento ---- 51-21
    L.A. Lakers ----- 49-23
    Minnesota ------ 50-24
    San Antonio ---- 48-25
    Memphis -------- 46-26
    Detroit ---------- 47-27
    Dallas ----------- 44-28

    We swept the season series with Dallas, were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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


    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 9
    L.A. Lakers ------ 7
    Minnesota ------- 6
    San Antonio ---- 5
    Memphis -------- 4
    Detroit ---------- 2
    Dallas ----------- 1

    *Changes made after Saturday nights games:

    Minnesota, San Antonio & Detroit all won so their numbers stay the same.

    Jersey lost & they have dropped off the board

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    So let me understand this. If we lose all of our remaining 10 games and the first 25 next season and Orlando wins their remaining games and wins their first 25 next season we will be tied?
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    That is exactly right!

    Only problem is, if that were to happen, there would be no more basketball.

    The moon would have exploded or the ice caps would have melted or hell would have frozen over.... something along those lines.

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 54-19 ----- .739
    Sacramento ---- 52-21 ----- .712
    L.A. Lakers ----- 50-23 ----- .684
    Minnesota ------ 50-24 ----- .675
    San Antonio ---- 48-25 ----- .657
    Memphis -------- 47-26 ----- .643
    Detroit ---------- 47-27 ----- .635

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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


    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 8
    L.A. Lakers ------ 6
    Minnesota ------- 5
    San Antonio ---- 4
    Memphis -------- 3
    Detroit ---------- 1

    * Updates from Sundays games.

    The Pacers won, but so did Sacramento, L.A. & Memphis so everyones magic number dropped 1.

    With the Pacer win, Dallas has been removed from the board.

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    Jose, Thanks for taking the time to keep us up on this. I hope the Lakers don't catch the Kings, but at least we can hopefully stay ahead of the Lakers! It is going to be exciting down the stretch!

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    Minor change needed the Kings are 52-21 (.712) not 51-21.

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    Thanks for the catch.

    I hate making misstakes!

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 54-19 ----- .739
    Sacramento ---- 52-21 ----- .712
    L.A. Lakers ----- 50-23 ----- .684
    Minnesota ------ 51-24 ----- .680
    San Antonio ---- 49-25 ----- .662
    Memphis -------- 48-26 ----- .648
    Detroit ---------- 47-27 ----- .635

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 8
    L.A. Lakers ------ 6
    Minnesota ------- 5
    San Antonio ---- 4
    Memphis -------- 3
    Detroit ---------- 1

    * Update following Monday nights games.

    Minnesota, San Antonio & Memhis were the only teams in action & all won their games.

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 54-20 ----- .729
    Sacramento ---- 52-21 ----- .712
    L.A. Lakers ----- 51-23 ----- .689
    Minnesota ------ 51-24 ----- .680
    San Antonio ---- 49-25 ----- .662
    Memphis -------- 48-26 ----- .648
    Detroit ---------- 47-27 ----- .635

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 8
    L.A. Lakers ------ 6
    Minnesota ------- 5
    San Antonio ---- 4
    Memphis -------- 3
    Detroit ---------- 1

    * Update from Tuesday nights games.

    Pacers loose & the Lakers win so all magic numbers remain the same.

    Wednesday nights of note
    Detroit is home against the Clippers
    Minnesota is home against Seattle
    San Antonio is home against Sacramento

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 55-20 ----- .733
    Sacramento ---- 52-22 ----- .702
    L.A. Lakers ----- 51-23 ----- .689
    Minnesota ------ 51-24 ----- .680
    San Antonio ---- 50-25 ----- .666
    Memphis -------- 48-26 ----- .648
    Detroit ---------- 48-27 ----- .640

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 6
    L.A. Lakers ------ 5
    Minnesota ------- 4
    San Antonio ---- 3
    Memphis -------- 2

    * Update following Wednesday nights games.

    With the Pacer win & the Kings loss the Pacers magic number drops to 6.

    Even though the Pistons won they can no longer catch us so they were dropped from the board.

    Games of note for Thursday.

    Sacramento is in Dallas

    Lakers are home against Houston

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    bump

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    The magic number is now 5.
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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 55-20 ----- .733
    Sacramento ---- 52-23 ----- .693
    L.A. Lakers ----- 52-23 ----- .693
    Minnesota ------ 51-24 ----- .680
    San Antonio ---- 50-25 ----- .666
    Memphis -------- 48-26 ----- .648

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 5
    L.A. Lakers ------ 4
    Minnesota ------- 3
    San Antonio ---- 3
    Memphis -------- 1

    * Update following Thursdays games.

    As everyone knows the Kings lost another & the magic numbers is now down to 5 for the Kings & 4 for the Lakers. That's due to the first tie breaker, head to head.

    Games of note for Friday.

    Indiana is at home against Toronto

    Minnesota is at home against Washington

    Memphis is at home against Phoenix

    San Antonio is at Utah

    Lakers are in Seattle

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    I hope people who were rooting for the Lakers the other night take note. I'd much rather the Kings have homecourt (despite their inability in the past to use it to their advantage) than the Lakers.

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    I hope people who were rooting for the Lakers the other night take note. I'd much rather the Kings have homecourt (despite their inability in the past to use it to their advantage) than the Lakers.
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    There are a couple reasons to root for the Lakers.

    1. Revenge

    2. We own the tie breakers against the Lakers & not the Kings.

    Sacramento swept us but we split with LA. So we need to finish a game ahead of Sacramento but we can be tied with LA & still get home court.

    The next tie breaker is conference winning %.

    Indiana -------- 35-12 --- .744

    LA -------------- 27-18 --- .600

    Sacramento --- 29-17 --- 630

    Pacers have 7 conference games remaining & can finish with a % between .648 & .777

    LA has 7 conference games remaining & can finish with a % between .519 & .653

    Sacramento has 6 conference games (1 more against the East) remainig & can finish with a % between .557 to .673

    What all those numbers boil down to is this,

    The Pacers need to finish with a higher conference winning % than either LA or Sacramento. That would be .673

    To do that the Pacers would need to win 37 conference games. Thats just 2 of their last 7.

    All that really means squat. Pacers win 5 out of 7, nobody can catch us

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    Ok, so here is my question. The Pacers have 7 games left, all conference games, they have a 3 game lead on Sacramento and LA. What is their magic number for home court throughout? Is it 4? Or any combination of 4 Pacer wins and Sacramento and Laker losses? Or is it 2 as stated above since the Lakers and Kings have lesser records in their conference?

    Please a number?!?!?!?

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    (two posts up)

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 5
    L.A. Lakers ------ 4
    Minnesota ------- 3
    San Antonio ---- 3
    Memphis -------- 1

    * Update following Thursdays games.

    As everyone knows the Kings lost another & the magic numbers is now down to 5 for the Kings & 4 for the Lakers. That's due to the first tie breaker, head to head.
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    Ok, so here is my question. The Pacers have 7 games left, all conference games, they have a 3 game lead on Sacramento and LA. What is their magic number for home court throughout? Is it 4? Or any combination of 4 Pacer wins and Sacramento and Laker losses? Or is it 2 as stated above since the Lakers and Kings have lesser records in their conference?

    Please a number?!?!?!?

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    Pacers magic number is 5 with the Kings.

    Pacers magic number is 4 with the Lakers.

    The one game difference is because the pacers have lost the tie-breaker with the Kings, but have won the tie breaker with the Lakers.

    With the Kings schedule and the way they are playing, I would focus on the Lakers

    So in effect 4 is the magic number

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 56-20 ----- .736
    L.A. Lakers ----- 53-23 ----- .697
    Sacramento ---- 52-23 ----- .693
    Minnesota ------ 52-24 ----- .684
    San Antonio ---- 51-25 ----- .671
    Memphis -------- 49-26 ----- .653

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 4
    L.A. Lakers ------ 3
    De la Soul ------- 3
    Minnesota ------- 2
    San Antonio ----- 2
    Memphis --------- 1

    Everyone that played tonight, won tonight.

    Memphis can still tie us with overall record & we split the season series so it would go to the next tie breaker, which is still undecided. That's the only reason they are still on the board.

    Saturdays games of interest:

    None of the teams still alive are in action.

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    De la Soul ------- 3
    WTF????

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    De la Soul ------- 3
    WTF????
    Sorry, I was just wondering if anyone would get the joke.

    De la Soul's first CD is called 3 Feet High & Rising

    on it, I learned that 3 is a magic number.

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 56-20 ----- .736
    L.A. Lakers ----- 53-23 ----- .697
    Sacramento ---- 52-23 ----- .693
    Minnesota ------ 52-24 ----- .684
    San Antonio ---- 51-25 ----- .671
    Memphis -------- 49-26 ----- .653

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    We have a 3-0 advantage with Detroit with one game still to play.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 4
    L.A. Lakers ------ 3
    Minnesota ------- 2
    San Antonio ----- 2
    Memphis --------- 1

    *Update following Saturday nights games.

    None of the teams listed above, played on Saturday.

    Games of note for Sunday.

    Indiana at Detroit

    Sacramento at Houston

    Memphis at Minnesota

    San Antonio at L.A.

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    I'm going to update this after each days games are completed.

    Here are the current league standings.

    Indiana --------- 56-21 ----- .727
    Sacramento ---- 53-23 ----- .697
    L.A. Lakers ----- 53-24 ----- .688
    Minnesota ------ 53-24 ----- .688
    San Antonio ---- 52-25 ----- .675

    We were swept by the Kings & split with Lakers, Minnesota, San Antonio & Memphis.

    Here is a link to the standings. At the bottom is a list of tie breakers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/standi...l&seasontype=2

    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

    Here is the current magic number for each team.

    Sacramento ----- 4
    L.A. Lakers ------ 2
    Minnesota ------- 2
    San Antonio ----- 2

    Even though the Pacers lost we still picked up a game on the Lakers when they lost to San Antonio.

    Minnesota knocked the Grizzlies off the board with their win over Memphis.

    There is an NBA game Monday but Memphis at Utah won't change anything here.

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