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  • DanH
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    Primer wrote: View Post
    I actually really hope Miami takes down Charlotte in round 1. A Bosh-less Heat is a much better matchup for us than the Hornets.
    Meh. If we are playing well (which a round 1 victory would suggest), I'm not too scared of either team. Probably a slight preference for Charlotte (MIA's big wings could cause some small issues).

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  • Primer
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    I actually really hope Miami takes down Charlotte in round 1. A Bosh-less Heat is a much better matchup for us than the Hornets.

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  • Raptor Jesus
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    Oh man, reading the early pages of this thread amplifies the magnitude of this season.

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  • DanH
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    Mess wrote: View Post
    Whatever happened to that thread titled something like "Raptors in 9th place as of Nov 20th"?

    Over the past couple months I've tried to find it a few times without any luck. It was amusing both then and now.
    Title got changed to the East Standings watch thread if I recall correctly, once we were well clear of 9th (which didn't take too long).

    Edit: Oh, which is this thread. Nailed it.
    Last edited by DanH; Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:54 PM. Reason: Nailed it.

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  • Mess
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    Whatever happened to that thread titled something like "Raptors in 9th place as of Nov 20th"?

    Over the past couple months I've tried to find it a few times without any luck. It was amusing both then and now.

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  • Jclaw
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    Finished one game out of first in the Eastern Conference. Who called that at the beginning of the season? Sure it has to be looked through the glasses of us getting a lot of wins against the sad sack Atlantic teams while the Southwest teams cannibalized eachother and all finished 9 games out. Still impressive.

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  • Machine
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    Boston should be pissed about the division winner tie break. By head to head records, they should be third seed, not MIA.

    Perhaps another rule change coming this summer?
    Ugh can't they just implement it now?

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  • DanH
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    Boston should be pissed about the division winner tie break. By head to head records, they should be third seed, not MIA.

    Perhaps another rule change coming this summer?

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  • ball4life
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    psrs1 wrote: View Post
    Atlanta got spanked lol.
    Every. Single. One. Of my prediction tonight has been wrong. Complete disaster of an evening.

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  • saints91
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    Come'on Hornets!!!!

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  • psrs1
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    3-Miami 4 Atlanta 5 Boston 6 Charlotte.

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  • psrs1
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    ball4life wrote: View Post
    Lets get Atlanta out of the way. They are not going to risk being ended up on the Cleveland bracket so they are definitely going to spank the Wizards and secure the 3rd seat. That leaves..

    BOS vs MIA
    If Boston and Charlotte win Boston will be 4th seat, Charlotte 5th seat, Miami 6th.
    If Boston loses and Charlotte wins Boston will be 4th seat Charlotte will be 5th seat, Charlotte will be 6th. wait what? ok im done. i dont know.
    Atlanta got spanked lol.

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  • ball4life
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    Raptor Jesus wrote: View Post
    4 way tie it is.
    Adam Silver is still figuring out how to set the seating.

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  • Raptor Jesus
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    Here's what I've managed to piece together.

    The mess of 3-6 is pretty impressive.

    There are, as far as I can tell 5 different results that can happen, including a hilarious 4 way tie for 3rd.

    If MIA wins and CHA wins (doesn’t matter what ATL does):
    MIA-ATL-CHA-BOS

    If MIA wins and CHA loses (doesn’t matter what ATL does):
    MIA-ATL-BOS-CHA

    If MIA loses and ATL and CHA win:
    ATL-BOS-CHA-MIA

    If MIA and CHA lose and ATL wins:
    ATL-BOS-MIA-CHA

    If MIA and ATL lose (doesn’t matter what CHA does):
    MIA-BOS-ATL-CHA

    That last one includes the scenario where all 4 teams end up at 48 wins, and MIA wins the tiebreaker with ATL and CHA for the division title, thus breaking the overall tie in their favour and placing them third. This is where that division winner rule is funny – in two-way ties it got bumped down below head to head record for tiebreakers with the removal of division advantage. But in multiple team ties (3 or more), a division winner still gets first dibs on the tiebreak. So MIA wins the 4-team tiebreak because they win the 3-team tiebreak for the division, even though if they just did the head-to-head tiebreak among all 4 teams, BOS would win the tiebreak.

    Yeesh.

    Also, 7 of the 8 scenarios have MIA in our bracket, either in 3rd or 6th place, I think.
    4 way tie it is.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Lots of possibilities as the NBA suits up for the last games of the regular season

    Some observations.

    The East will have all 8 teams above .500 with the 8th place team having a winning % around 530-540. The 5th place team in the West may be around 530. Wonder where all the talk about changing how the playoffs work is now. Lead proponent of this was Andrew Sharp. Andrew has been fired from Grantland, ESPN and now spews crap for Sports Illustrated. What a Dumbass.

    The only team with less props and fanfare in the NBA media circles than the Raps heading into the East playoffs is Charlotte. This is a pretty good team. They play tough at home and with a win tonight have 30 wins on homecourt and they play good defense. Yet Matty Moore over at CBS has them below the Pacers to advance from their 1st round matchup in the East. For context. Matty had the Heat in 2nd and the Bulls in 3rd at the start of the year. Short antenna on that boy.

    Houston has had more lives than a cat and simply has to beat the likely Boogie-less Kings at home to make it in. If they win they will play GSW in the playoffs. This year though its in the 1-8 matchup instead of the WCF.

    Utah who had more chances to sew up a spot and has dropped the ball each time has to win at Staples against last game Kobe and hope Houston does the unthinkable and shits the bed at home vs the Kings. Utah likely misses and has all summer to figure out how the hell they missed putting the ball in the ocean from the beach.

    And whatever happened to the Pelyturds ? A team on the rise. A potential western conference dark horse.

    Settling the East 3 through 6[/B]

    That the Heat have had to play all their geezers HARD minutes right up to the last game of the season and this has to hurt their chances tonight and going into the PO. How could it not ? Everyone else is resting their guys but the Heat play Wade and Deng and JJ 35-40 mins a night since the beginning of March. Yet not a word about that. Also not a word that due to injury they are playing two rookies (Winslow and Richardson) significant minutes. They limp into Boston on a back to back and Winslow (ankle sprain) is iffy and Udonis Haslam will not play tonight. Boston has to be pissed they dropped the ball to sew up home court when they lost to the Hornets. Think team plucky beats team geezer tonight. Tommy should be in fine form.

    Atlanta who could wind up without homecourt with a loss tonight should step up and spank the Whiz as the best backcourt in the east rests tonight. Atlanta has also played all their guys all the way down to the wire to get homecourt. Odds are they don't eff up tonight.

    Charlotte gets the Magic at home. Charlotte with a win tonight will have the 3rd best homecourt record in the East at 30 and 11.Yep. Better than the Hawks. Better than the Heat and better than the Celts. Charlotte gets it done again tonight.

    So if those predictions actually come about...It will be Atlanta in 3 as the division winner and best record of the lot .. Boston 4 with the tiebreaker against the Buzz and Heat... Hornets in 5 as they are 3-3 vs the heat and celts and the Heat in 6th as they are 2 and 4.

    If it doesn't turn out that way...we can just read the matchups tonight.

    Be fun to watch Atlanta and Miami beat each others brains in in a 7 game series while we wait for them rested and ready to go in round 2.

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