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    At the All Star break the Pacers are 39 and 14, that's a .736 winning percentage. A .731 winning percentage will net them 60 wins for the year.

    Looking at the remaining schedule I think 60 wins is probable. They won't win all the games they should and they won't lose all the games I have as possible loss games. I look for 60 to 62 wins.

    54 Tue. Feb. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Hornets ---------- Win
    55 Fri. Feb. 20 7:00 p.m. ET at Wizards -------- Win
    56 Sun. Feb. 22 3:30 p.m. ET Jazz -------------- Win
    57 Tue. Feb. 24 7:00 p.m. ET Warriors --------- Win
    58 Fri. Feb. 27 8:00 p.m. ET at Hornets -------- Possible loss *
    59 Sat. Feb. 28 8:00 p.m. ET 76ers ------------- Win *
    60 Tue. Mar. 2 10:30 p.m. ET at Warriors ------ Possible Loss *#
    61 Wed. Mar. 3 10:30 p.m. ET at Clippers ----- Possible Loss *#
    62 Fri. Mar. 5 9:00 p.m. ET at Jazz ------------- Possible Loss #
    63 Sun. Mar. 7 10:00 p.m. ET at Nuggets ------ Possible loss #
    64 Tue. Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. ET Raptors ----------- Win
    65 Fri. Mar. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at Celtics --------- Win
    66 Sun. Mar. 14 3:00 p.m. ET at Cavaliers ---- Win
    67 Wed. Mar. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Trail Blazers --- Win
    68 Fri. Mar. 19 7:30 p.m. ET Kings ------------- Possible Loss
    69 Sat. Mar. 20 8:00 p.m. ET at Grizzlies ------ Possible loss
    70 Mon. Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------ Win
    71 Wed. Mar. 24 8:00 p.m. ET Mavericks ------ Possible Loss
    72 Fri. Mar. 26 7:00 p.m. ET at Magic ---------- Win
    73 Sun. Mar. 28 5:00 p.m. ET Heat ------------- Win
    74 Tue. Mar. 30 8:00 p.m. ET at Bucks --------- Possible Loss *
    75 Wed. Mar. 31 7:00 p.m. ET Bucks ----------- Win *
    76 Fri. Apr. 2 7:30 p.m. ET Raptors ------------- Win
    77 Sun. Apr. 4 6:00 p.m. ET at Pistons --------- Possible loss
    78 Tue. Apr. 6 8:00 p.m. ET Knicks ------------- Win *
    79 Wed. Apr. 7 7:30 p.m. ET at Raptors -------- Possible Loss *
    80 Fri. Apr. 9 8:30 p.m. ET Nets ----------------- Possible Loss
    81 Mon. Apr. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at 76ers --------- Win
    82 Wed. Apr. 14 8:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------- Win

    * Back to back games
    # Four game road trip

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    I really don't see how the Nets or Pistons can catch the Pacers.

    If the Paers go just 18-10 which I think is about as bad as they will do, unless major injuries occur. The Nets could only lose 4 games the rest of the way and they would have to beat the Pacers at Conseco. Nets are not going to go 26-4, after they just won 10 straight. That would be a 36-4 record to end the season, NO way.

    Pistons would have to go 26-2 to beat the Pacers, because they have already lost the season series.


    So we look out west. Kings have proven themselves on the road now.
    I think 60 wins is what it will take to get homecourt throughout

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    I really don't see how the Nets or Pistons can catch the Pacers.

    If the Paers go just 18-10 which I think is about as bad as they will do, unless major injuries occur. The Nets could only lose 4 games the rest of the way and they would have to beat the Pacers at Conseco. Nets are not going to go 26-4, after they just won 10 straight. That would be a 36-4 record to end the season, NO way.

    Pistons would have to go 26-2 to beat the Pacers, because they have already lost the season series.


    So we look out west. Kings have proven themselves on the road now.
    I think 60 wins is what it will take to get homecourt throughout
    Yep. We've done well enough now that it's time to worry about the Kings' and T-Wolves' records more than the East teams now.

    60 wins is the minimum for guarunteeing home court. I'd like to snag 1 or 2 more wins than that if at all possible, but it's asking a lot to go 23-6, so I don't expect that. Hell, I still think our wins will be between 58-60, rather than 60-62.

    But then, this team has proven to be pretty damned good, so who knows?

    Anyway, the key thing is we have to go 2-1 over every 3 games to reach 58 wins. That's kinda why I think we'll win about 60.

    I'll go ahead and take a swing at the rest of the schdule (predictions):

    55 Fri. Feb. 20 7:00 p.m. ET at Wizards -------- Win
    56 Sun. Feb. 22 3:30 p.m. ET Jazz -------------- Win
    57 Tue. Feb. 24 7:00 p.m. ET Warriors --------- Win
    58 Fri. Feb. 27 8:00 p.m. ET at Hornets -------- Loss
    59 Sat. Feb. 28 8:00 p.m. ET 76ers ------------- Win
    60 Tue. Mar. 2 10:30 p.m. ET at Warriors ------ Win
    61 Wed. Mar. 3 10:30 p.m. ET at Clippers ----- Win
    62 Fri. Mar. 5 9:00 p.m. ET at Jazz ------------- Loss
    63 Sun. Mar. 7 10:00 p.m. ET at Nuggets ------- Loss
    64 Tue. Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. ET Raptors ----------- Win
    65 Fri. Mar. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at Celtics --------- Loss
    66 Sun. Mar. 14 3:00 p.m. ET at Cavaliers ---- Loss
    67 Wed. Mar. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Trail Blazers --- Win
    68 Fri. Mar. 19 7:30 p.m. ET Kings ------------- Win
    69 Sat. Mar. 20 8:00 p.m. ET at Grizzlies ------ Loss
    70 Mon. Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------ Win
    71 Wed. Mar. 24 8:00 p.m. ET Mavericks ------ Win
    72 Fri. Mar. 26 7:00 p.m. ET at Magic ---------- Win
    73 Sun. Mar. 28 5:00 p.m. ET Heat ------------- Win
    74 Tue. Mar. 30 8:00 p.m. ET at Bucks --------- Win
    75 Wed. Mar. 31 7:00 p.m. ET Bucks ----------- Win
    76 Fri. Apr. 2 7:30 p.m. ET Raptors ------------- Win
    77 Sun. Apr. 4 6:00 p.m. ET at Pistons --------- Loss
    78 Tue. Apr. 6 8:00 p.m. ET Knicks ------------- Win
    79 Wed. Apr. 7 7:30 p.m. ET at Raptors -------- Loss
    80 Fri. Apr. 9 8:30 p.m. ET Nets ----------------- Win
    81 Mon. Apr. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at 76ers --------- Win
    82 Wed. Apr. 14 8:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------- Win

    If they do that, they'll go 20-9 to finish with a 59-23 record. Not too shabby at all. I'd say that a handful or so of my guesses could go either way. I could see anywhere from 56 to 62 wins.

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    Oops, I thought pacers only had 28 games left. Disregard my figures in my other post in this thread.

    In fact disreagrd every post I have ever made

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    I really don't see how the Nets or Pistons can catch the Pacers.

    If the Paers go just 18-10 which I think is about as bad as they will do, unless major injuries occur. The Nets could only lose 4 games the rest of the way and they would have to beat the Pacers at Conseco. Nets are not going to go 26-4, after they just won 10 straight. That would be a 36-4 record to end the season, NO way.

    Pistons would have to go 26-2 to beat the Pacers, because they have already lost the season series.


    So we look out west. Kings have proven themselves on the road now.
    I think 60 wins is what it will take to get homecourt throughout
    There is NO WAY an NBA team will go 36-4 to end a season. That would be like an NFL team going 16-0 to end a season - it ain't happenin. Oh wait a minute the Patriots went 16-0 didn't they.

    Oh nevermind.
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    Oh what the hell:


    55 Fri. Feb. 20 7:00 p.m. ET at Wizards -------- Win
    56 Sun. Feb. 22 3:30 p.m. ET Jazz -------------- Loss
    57 Tue. Feb. 24 7:00 p.m. ET Warriors --------- Win
    58 Fri. Feb. 27 8:00 p.m. ET at Hornets -------- Loss
    59 Sat. Feb. 28 8:00 p.m. ET 76ers ------------- Win
    60 Tue. Mar. 2 10:30 p.m. ET at Warriors ------ Win
    61 Wed. Mar. 3 10:30 p.m. ET at Clippers ----- Loss
    62 Fri. Mar. 5 9:00 p.m. ET at Jazz ------------- Win
    63 Sun. Mar. 7 10:00 p.m. ET at Nuggets -------Loss
    64 Tue. Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. ET Raptors ----------- Win
    65 Fri. Mar. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at Celtics --------- Win
    66 Sun. Mar. 14 3:00 p.m. ET at Cavaliers ---- Win
    67 Wed. Mar. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Trail Blazers --- Win
    68 Fri. Mar. 19 7:30 p.m. ET Kings ------------- Loss
    69 Sat. Mar. 20 8:00 p.m. ET at Grizzlies ------ Loss
    70 Mon. Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------ Win
    71 Wed. Mar. 24 8:00 p.m. ET Mavericks ------ Win
    72 Fri. Mar. 26 7:00 p.m. ET at Magic ---------- Win
    73 Sun. Mar. 28 5:00 p.m. ET Heat ------------- Win
    74 Tue. Mar. 30 8:00 p.m. ET at Bucks --------- Loss
    75 Wed. Mar. 31 7:00 p.m. ET Bucks ----------- Win
    76 Fri. Apr. 2 7:30 p.m. ET Raptors ------------- Win
    77 Sun. Apr. 4 6:00 p.m. ET at Pistons --------- Loss
    78 Tue. Apr. 6 8:00 p.m. ET Knicks ------------- Win
    79 Wed. Apr. 7 7:30 p.m. ET at Raptors -------- Win
    80 Fri. Apr. 9 8:30 p.m. ET Nets ----------------- Loss
    81 Mon. Apr. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at 76ers --------- Win
    82 Wed. Apr. 14 8:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------- Win

    I guess that means I'm predicting:

    1) 20-9 Post all-star break record; 59-23 overall

    2) 12-3 Home record; 8-6 Road Record the rest of the way - seems about right.

    3) 2-2 Record on the West Coast road trip, which is probably our most difficult stretch of games left.

    Don't think that'll be enough to get home court throughout the playoffs, but should easily be enough for the East #1.

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    I am not predicting ANY games...last time I did that we went into a mini-slump

    Instead I will make a bold prediction.. The Pacers finish with 61 wins and gain homecourt throught the playoffs only to get ousted in the first round

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    Oh why not, I'll give it a try.

    54 Tue. Feb. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Hornets ---------- Win
    55 Fri. Feb. 20 7:00 p.m. ET at Wizards -------- Win
    56 Sun. Feb. 22 3:30 p.m. ET Jazz -------------- Win
    57 Tue. Feb. 24 7:00 p.m. ET Warriors --------- Win
    58 Fri. Feb. 27 8:00 p.m. ET at Hornets -------- Loss
    59 Sat. Feb. 28 8:00 p.m. ET 76ers ------------- Win
    60 Tue. Mar. 2 10:30 p.m. ET at Warriors ------ Win
    61 Wed. Mar. 3 10:30 p.m. ET at Clippers ----- Loss
    62 Fri. Mar. 5 9:00 p.m. ET at Jazz ------------- Loss
    63 Sun. Mar. 7 10:00 p.m. ET at Nuggets ------ Loss
    64 Tue. Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. ET Raptors ----------- Win
    65 Fri. Mar. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at Celtics --------- Win
    66 Sun. Mar. 14 3:00 p.m. ET at Cavaliers ---- Win
    67 Wed. Mar. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Trail Blazers --- Win
    68 Fri. Mar. 19 7:30 p.m. ET Kings --------------Win
    69 Sat. Mar. 20 8:00 p.m. ET at Grizzlies ------ Loss
    70 Mon. Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------ Win
    71 Wed. Mar. 24 8:00 p.m. ET Mavericks ------ Win
    72 Fri. Mar. 26 7:00 p.m. ET at Magic ---------- Win
    73 Sun. Mar. 28 5:00 p.m. ET Heat ------------- Win
    74 Tue. Mar. 30 8:00 p.m. ET at Bucks --------- Loss
    75 Wed. Mar. 31 7:00 p.m. ET Bucks ----------- Win
    76 Fri. Apr. 2 7:30 p.m. ET Raptors ------------- Win
    77 Sun. Apr. 4 6:00 p.m. ET at Pistons --------- Loss
    78 Tue. Apr. 6 8:00 p.m. ET Knicks ------------- Win
    79 Wed. Apr. 7 7:30 p.m. ET at Raptors -------- Loss
    80 Fri. Apr. 9 8:30 p.m. ET Nets ----------------- Win
    81 Mon. Apr. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at 76ers --------- Win
    82 Wed. Apr. 14 8:00 p.m. ET Bulls ------------- Win

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    I too didn't want to go thru & pick out the W's & L's but I did want to add a little something to the thread.

    I went thru & added an X to represent the off days.

    The Pacers have 5 sets of back to back games but over all I think the schedule is favorable for us.

    I'll use the west coast trip as an example. We have a 2 day rest before playing the Warriors & Clippers on consecutive nights. Both games could be wins. One day off & we play at Utah, another off day & we play at Denver.

    The Jazz & Nuggets can be tough at home but we have off days before each game & the travel from Utah to Denver shouldn't take that much out of us.

    It also helps that we have the Raptors as our first game back.

    55 Fri. Feb. 20 7:00 p.m. ET at Wizards
    X
    56 Sun. Feb. 22 3:30 p.m. ET Jazz
    X
    57 Tue. Feb. 24 7:00 p.m. ET Warriors
    X
    X
    58 Fri. Feb. 27 8:00 p.m. ET at Hornets
    59 Sat. Feb. 28 8:00 p.m. ET 76ers
    X
    X
    60 Tue. Mar. 2 10:30 p.m. ET at Warriors
    61 Wed. Mar. 3 10:30 p.m. ET at Clippers
    X
    62 Fri. Mar. 5 9:00 p.m. ET at Jazz
    X
    63 Sun. Mar. 7 10:00 p.m. ET at Nuggets
    X
    64 Tue. Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. ET Raptors
    X
    X
    65 Fri. Mar. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at Celtics
    X
    66 Sun. Mar. 14 3:00 p.m. ET at Cavaliers
    X
    X
    67 Wed. Mar. 17 7:00 p.m. ET Trail Blazers
    X
    68 Fri. Mar. 19 7:30 p.m. ET Kings
    69 Sat. Mar. 20 8:00 p.m. ET at Grizzlies
    X
    70 Mon. Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. ET Bulls
    X
    71 Wed. Mar. 24 8:00 p.m. ET Mavericks
    X
    72 Fri. Mar. 26 7:00 p.m. ET at Magic
    X
    73 Sun. Mar. 28 5:00 p.m. ET Heat
    X
    74 Tue. Mar. 30 8:00 p.m. ET at Bucks
    75 Wed. Mar. 31 7:00 p.m. ET Bucks
    X
    76 Fri. Apr. 2 7:30 p.m. ET Raptors
    X
    77 Sun. Apr. 4 6:00 p.m. ET at Pistons
    X
    78 Tue. Apr. 6 8:00 p.m. ET Knicks
    79 Wed. Apr. 7 7:30 p.m. ET at Raptors
    X
    80 Fri. Apr. 9 8:30 p.m. ET Nets
    X
    X
    81 Mon. Apr. 12 7:30 p.m. ET at 76ers
    X
    82 Wed. Apr. 14 8:00 p.m. ET Bulls

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