View Full Version : Dead heat for the 8th playoff spot

Max Power
04-10-2004, 01:12 AM
Portland, Utah, and Denver are ALL 41-38 with 3 games to go. This has to be the tightest race for the 8th spot in NBA history. Usually nobody WANTS to make it with the 8th spot but all three of these teams are playing their guts out.

Max Power
04-10-2004, 01:18 AM
Denver has a MURDEROUS remaining schedule - Portland, Sacramento, and at San Antonio.

Portland is just as bad - at Denver, San Antonio, and LA Lakers.

Utah has the easiest remaining schedule - Houston, at Minnesota, and Phoenix.

Interesting enough, all three teams play on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday.

04-10-2004, 01:20 AM
Three teams are also tied for 2nd place in the West. Kings, Spurs, and Lakers all have the same record. 54-25 each... Memphis has one more loss than the Mavs and they play the Mavs Tuesday...the West this year is really close.

04-10-2004, 02:01 AM
Utah has the easiest schedule so it looks good for them.

I think Portland would have the best chance at an upset in the 8th seed instead of Utah or Denver.

Max Power
04-11-2004, 12:04 AM
Denver won and Utah won. All three teams will probably lose on Monday.