... then shouldn't we feel a little good about the playoffs?
I mean aside from the fact that we will be in the playoffs for the first time since Rick Carlisle was the coach, we should really feel pretty good about the way our team has played against the upper echelon of teams recently. Our last 4 homes games we have beaten New York, Chicago and Boston. That's the number 1,2 & 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. Sure we lost to Sacramento and Detroit, but we're not playing Sacramentos and Detroits in the playoffs. Not to mention that Sacramento and Detroit are playing spoilers right now, similar to how we have typically played the past few seasons. Also, Sacramento is playing some great basketball lately. They have won 4 straight and have beaten 3 playoff teams in that stretch (Pacers, 76ers, and Suns, as well as Milwaukee who is trying to make the playoffs).
This is all just a crazy theory of mine, but I think MAYBE it might hold some merit. Just a positive way to look at things as we head into a first round matchup with either the Bulls or Celtics.