Well, it's getting close to the end of the season. Time to finally start up the magic number thread.
Cleveland is out of reach at the 4 spot, but Washington's still a possibility at 5. Of course, so is Philly at 9. So let's see how it breaks out. This is as of April 7 before today's games.
5. Washington (39-35) - 12
6. Milwaukee (37-38) - 9
7. Indiana (36-38)
8. Chicago (35-40) - 7
9. Philadelphia (34-40) - 7
I haven't factored in tiebreakers yet (I'll start doing that with 5 games left), but unless we play like total crap (even worse than we have been) it will be hard to drop down below the seventh seed. We've got a very good chance to take the #6 seed. Moving up to #5 will be hard unless Washington totally tanks it.
I'll keep this updated from now on.