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    There are six, count em SIX, teams vying for one last playoff in the East.

    Milwaukee, Chicago, New Jersey, Charlotte, Indiana, and New York all sit exactly 1.5 games within each other.

    Now first of all, you're thinking, "It's the 8th sed, what's to play for, the right to be beaten in 4 or 5 games by the Cavs or Celtics?"

    But it's more than that, it's prestige, it's experience, hell it's generating more revenue for the team. It's a win/win unless you're sitting in a deep draft class up until the 12th pick or so...

    Anyways.

    I'm gonna break down all of the teams' schedules, and see who, if that's possible, has the best chance to get in.



    Milwaukee:

    9 of their last 15 games are at home
    10 of their last 15 games are against teams with .500 records are better
    7 of their last 15 games are against teams with .600 records or better
    3 of their last 15 games are against teams with .400 records or worse
    10 of their last 15 games are against Eastern conference teams
    2 of their last 15 teams are against one of the other five teams vying for the 8th seed


    Fri 13 vs New Orleans
    Sun 15 vs Boston
    Wed 18 vs Orlando
    Sat 21 vs Portland
    Wed 25 @ Toronto
    Fri 27 @ Orlando
    Sat 28 @ Miami
    Mon 30 @ New Jersey
    Wed 01 vs LA Lakers
    Thu 02 @ Philadelphia
    Sat 04 vs Memphis
    Wed 08 vs Atlanta
    Sat 11 vs Oklahoma City
    Mon 13 vs Orlando
    Wed 15 @ Indiana


    Chicago:

    10 of their last 16 games are at home
    7 of their last 16 games are against teams with .500 records or better
    2 of their last 16 games are against teams with .600 records or better
    4 of their last 16 games are against teams with .400 records or worse
    13 of their last 16 games are against Eastern conference teams
    5 of their last 16 games are against one of the other five teams vying for the 8th seed


    Fri 13 @ Philadelphia
    Sat 14 vs New Orleans
    Wed 18 @ Oklahoma City
    Sat 21 vs LA Lakers
    Mon 23 @ Washington
    Tue 24 vs Detroit
    Thu 26 vs Miami
    Sat 28 vs Indiana
    Sun 29 @ Toronto
    Tue 31 @ Indiana
    Sat 04 vs New Jersey
    Tue 07 vs New York
    Thu 09 vs Philadelphia
    Sat 11 vs Charlotte
    Mon 13 @ Detroit
    Wed 15 vs Toronto


    New Jersey:

    8 of their last 18 games are at home
    11 of their last 18 games are against teams with .500 records or better
    7 of their last 18 games are against teams with .600 records or better
    2 of their last 18 games are against teams with .400 records or worse
    13 of their last 18 games are against Eastern conference teams
    5 of their last 18 games are against one of the other five teams vying for the 8th seed


    Fri 13 @ Portland
    Sun 15 @ LA Clippers
    Mon 16 @ Denver
    Wed 18 @ New York
    Fri 20 vs Miami
    Sun 22 vs Cleveland
    Wed 25 @ Cleveland
    Fri 27 vs LA Lakers
    Sun 29 @ Minnesota
    Mon 30 vs Milwaukee
    Wed 01 vs Detroit
    Sat 04 @ Chicago
    Sun 05 vs Philadelphia
    Wed 08 @ Boston
    Fri 10 @ Detroit
    Sat 11 vs Orlando
    Mon 13 vs Charlotte
    Wed 15 @ New York


    Charlotte:

    8 of their last 18 games are at home
    8 of their last 18 games are against teams with .500 records or better
    4 of their last 18 games are against teams with .600 records or better
    6 of their last 18 games are against teams with .400 records or worse
    13 of their last 18 games are against Eastern conference teams
    4 of their last 18 games are against one of the five other teams vying for the 8th seed

    Fri 13 vs Houston
    Sat 14 @ Minnesota
    Mon 16 vs Toronto
    Wed 18 vs Sacramento
    Fri 20 @ Toronto
    Sat 21 vs Indiana
    Wed 25 @ Washington
    Fri 27 @ Philadelphia
    Sat 28 vs New York
    Tue 31 vs LA Lakers
    Wed 01 @ Boston
    Fri 03 vs Miami
    Sun 05 @ Detroit
    Tue 07 vs Philadelphia
    Fri 10 @ Oklahoma City
    Sat 11 @ Chicago
    Mon 13 @ New Jersey
    Wed 15 @ Orlando


    Indiana:

    10 of their last 16 games are at home
    8 of their last 16 games are against teams with .500 records or better
    4 of their last 16 games are against teams with .600 records or better
    4 of their last 16 games are against teams with .400 records or worse
    12 of their last 16 games are against Eastern conference teams
    4 of their last 16 games are against one of the other five teams vying for the 8th seed


    Fri 13 @ Atlanta
    Sun 15 @ Toronto
    Wed 18 vs Portland
    Fri 20 vs Dallas
    Sat 21 @ Charlotte
    Wed 25 vs Miami
    Sat 28 @ Chicago
    Sun 29 vs Washington
    Tue 31 vs Chicago
    Fri 03 vs San Antonio
    Sun 05 @ Oklahoma City
    Wed 08 vs Toronto
    Fri 10 @ Atlanta
    Sat 11 vs Detroit
    Mon 13 vs Cleveland
    Wed 15 vs Milwaukee


    New York:

    8 of their last 18 games are at home
    9 of their last 18 games are against teams with .500 records or better
    7 of their last 18 games are against teams with .600 records or better
    5 of their last 18 games are against teams with .400 records or worse
    12 of their last 18 games are against Eastern conference teams
    4 of their last 18 games are against one of the other five teams vying for the 8th seed


    Fri 13 @ Minnesota
    Sun 15 @ Cleveland
    Wed 18 vs New Jersey
    Fri 20 vs Sacramento
    Sat 21 @ Orlando
    Mon 23 vs Orlando
    Wed 25 vs LA Clippers
    Fri 27 vs New Orleans
    Sat 28 @ Charlotte
    Mon 30 @ Utah
    Tue 31 @ Denver
    Sat 04 vs Toronto
    Sun 05 @ Toronto
    Tue 07 @ Chicago
    Wed 08 vs Detroit
    Fri 10 @ Orlando
    Sun 12 @ Miami
    Wed 15 vs New Jersey




    So let's see who wins each category:

    Home games - Ind/Chi (10 of 16)
    Vs .500+ teams - Cha (8 of 18)
    Vs .600+ teams - Chi (2 of 16)
    Vs .400- teams - Cha (6 of 18)
    Vs their own Conf - Chi (13 of 16)
    Facing 1 of other 5 teams - Chi (5 of 16)


    I'd say, in order, the 6 teams are gonna finish as

    8.Chicago
    9.Charlotte
    10.Indiana
    11.Milwaukee
    12.New Jersey
    13.New York


    Thoughts?

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    Right now Charlotte's playing best, Indy second best so that's how I handicap it. Can't do more than that.

    Look at us - falling like a stone, then going on a 5-game road trip. And we've been abysmal on the road. What do we do? Win 2 of 3 road games including at Detroit. And when winning 2 games in a row can get you this close . . .

    Some team out of the bunch will have a hot streak - maybe 2 to give us a race. Win 6 of 8 or 8 of 11 or something. And I can't pick any except the Bucks are too hurt.
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    man those games we lost just because of our idiocy. if only we had won at least some of them.

    charlotte will make it imo.

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    Six teams, one spot?

    Please tell me there's not a video that goes with this.
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    Six teams, one spot?

    Please tell me there's not a video that goes with this.
    I was wondering when somebody was going to go there.

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    Six teams, one spot?

    Please tell me there's not a video that goes with this.
    I'm confused

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    I hear The Final Countdown while I read this thread.

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    Ditto. Some things are better left unseen. Like MaRedd naked in the shower.

    Anyway, I see the Bobkitties taking the last spot, with the Pacers nabbing the coveted #9 for the third year in a row. It really would be in the best interest of everyone if the Pacers got the last spot, though. They've played the "big guns" better than the other five teams this season; especially the Celtics.
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    Add a spot and a team: Philadelphia.

    Could very well be the Pacers and Bobcats for the 8th and 7th spot.

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    Add a spot and a team: Philadelphia.

    Could very well be the Pacers and Bobcats for the 8th and 7th spot.
    I find that VERY unlikely. Philly is currently at .500... we'd have to go on a major tear and they'd have to absolutely fall apart for that to happen. They're 4-6 (less than their average) over their last 10. If they continue that pace for the rest of the year they'll end with 39 wins. We'd have to go 12-4 to beat that.

    Like I said, unlikely. If they lose 4 of their next 5 (Chi, Mia, LAL, Phoenix, GS) then I'll add them to the magic number thread. Otherwise, it's not worth it.
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