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EricaLubarsky
01-17-2004, 05:45 PM
Western Conference
1- Sacramento 28 9 .757
2- Minnesota 26 11 .703
3- L.A. Lakers 24 12 .667
4- San Antonio 26 14 .650
5- Dallas 23 16 .590
6- Houston 22 16 .579
7- Denver 23 18 .561
8- Utah 21 17 .553
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9- Memphis 20 18 .526
10- Seattle 19 18 .514

Eastern Conference
1- Indiana 30 11 .732
2- Detroit 27 13 .675
3- New Jersey 21 16 .568
4- New Orleans 22 17 .564
5- Milwaukee 22 17 .564
6- Toronto 20 17 .541
7- Boston 20 22 .476
8- Philadelphia 18 21 .462
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9- New York 17 24 .415- 1 1/2 games out of the playoffs
10- Miami 16 24 .400 2 1/2 games out of the playoffs

What immediately becomes apparent is that two teams in the Western conference who are playing better than .500 ball would not make it to the playoffs (Memphis and Seattle) while in the East 2 teams would make the plaoffs that are sub-.500 teams. (Boston .476, Philadelphia .462)

In the West the matchups look pretty good. Utah plays in Sacramento, Denver flies to Minnesota to play, Houston travels to LA, and the Dallas Mavericks will play the San Antonio spurs in the first round without home court advantage. Things are changing every day but at about the halfway point in the season that is how the playoffs would look.

In the East, the Philadelphia goes to Indiana, Boston flops into Detroit, Toronto flies to New Jersey (or Brooklyn), and Milwawkie goes to the Big Easy.

stevie_franchise3
01-17-2004, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky
Western Conference
1- Sacramento 28 9 .757
2- Minnesota 26 11 .703
3- L.A. Lakers 24 12 .667
4- San Antonio 26 14 .650
5- Dallas 23 16 .590
6- Houston 22 16 .579
7- Denver 23 18 .561
8- Utah 21 17 .553

Eastern Conference
1- Indiana 30 11 .732
2- Detroit 27 13 .675
3- New Orleans 22 17 .564
4- Milwaukee 22 17 .564
5- Toronto 20 17 .541
6- Boston 20 22 .476
7- Philadelphia 18 21 .462
8- New York 17 24 .415

What immediately becomes apparent is that two teams in the Western conference who are playing better than .500 ball would not make it to the playoffs (Memphis and Seattle) while in the East 3 teams would make the plaoffs that are sub-.500 teams. (Boston .476, Philadelphia .462, and New York at .415)

In the West the matchups look pretty good. Utah plays in Sacramento, Denver flies to Minnesota to play, Houston travels to LA, and the Dallas Mavericks will play the San Antonio spurs in the first round without home court advantage. Things are changing every day but at about the halfway point in the season that is how the playoffs would look.

In the East, the Knicks would get slaughtered in Indiana, Philadelphia would give a good show in Detroit, Boston would flop around in the Big Easy, and Toronto would take on Milwakie on their home court.


I am trying to figure how the Knicks would get slaughtered by the Pacers when they would be sitting at home watching the playoffs on TV. You inadvertantly left out the two time defending Eastern Conference Champions, New Jersey. So I guess you need to re-evaluate the Eastern conference.

Other than that I get the gist of your comments

Male30Dan
01-18-2004, 12:46 AM
I also wonder how being one game behind on the wins and three games behind on the losses puts the Knicks 1 and 1/2 games out of the playoffs... If Philly is 18 and 21 with NY being 17 and 24 that would be that a total of 4 games separates the two, (meaning the NY Knicks are two games back, not one and a half)!!!