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Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

Posted on: April 13, 2010 12:17 pm
We know the Lakers (1) will play the Thunder (8) and the Magic (2) will play the Bobcats (7) in the first round. We don't know anything else yet.

Here's what's yet to be decided, and how:


* By virtue of beating Oklahoma City Monday night -- an impressive accomplishment without Brandon Roy -- the Trail Blazers are just about locked into the No. 6 seed. They can clinch it by beating Golden State on Wednesday night. If that happens, the Spurs will be the No. 7 seed regardless of whether they beat Dallas Tuesday night.

* Dallas will be assured the No. 2 seed (and a likely first-round matchup with the Spurs) if Denver beats Phoenix or of Utah loses to Golden State.

* Denver can wrap up the No. 3 spot by beating Phoenix Tuesday night. The Jazz and Suns would then be a lock as the 4-5 matchup, with home-court advantage to be determined when Utah hosts Phoenix Wednesday night.

* If the Nuggets don't beat Phoenix Tuesday night, the Suns and Jazz would have a path to the No. 3 seed. Phoenix would get it with wins over Denver and Utah. The Jazz would get it by beating Golden State and Phoenix.


* Chicago gets the No. 8 seed with wins over the Celtics and Bobcats and a Toronto loss to the Knicks. A Celtics loss to the Bulls also would give the Hawks the No. 3 seed and the Celtics the No. 4.

* Miami clinches the No. 5 seed with a win over New Jersey (duh) or a Milwaukee loss to Boston on Wednesday.
Category: NBA

Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2010 5:27 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

Except the Nets have surprised teams throughout the season (each one of their wins).  The last victim was San Antonio...

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2010 5:23 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

Hasn't Atl already locked up the #3 seed? They're 1.5 games up on Boston, but only have one game left. So if they lose, and boston wins both theirs they're tied at 52-30 but Atl holds the season series tiebreaker. 

Since: Mar 29, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2010 4:41 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

Are you sure

Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2010 4:23 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

Howard vs Nowitzki;  Kobe needs to continue to pick-up up hotel front desk clerks and LeBron will be in NY.

Since: Jun 16, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2010 4:17 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

You mean just like last year's Kobe vs. Lebron?

Since: Feb 6, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2010 4:10 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

I agree with everything. But its funny when he say "Miami clinches the No. 5 seed with a win over New Jersey (duh)". LOL 

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2010 3:58 pm

How do you screw that up?

Its pretty simple. 2 wins and the Bulls are in. A Toronto loss and 1 Bulls win and Bulls are in, not what is written above

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2010 3:57 pm

Post-Ups: Playoff Positioning

just let me know when its the Kobe /Lebron show

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