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#1 OFFLINE   DJ.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Who is more likely to miss the playoffs
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Lakers, the west is deep. Celtics will probably be a lower seed and eliminated in the first round

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Easily the Lakers.

Much tougher conference and the Celtics as bad as they've been, they're still 8th with a kinda comfortable difference with Philly (9th).

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

I personally think its Boston. We'll pick up the chemistry and hopefully the defense as the year goes on, but I'm not sure how Boston will do. We just need a couple more weeks to get along together, then I think the Lakers can make a push in the standings.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I think its the Lakers
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Due to a deeper conference I would pick the Lakers as less likely to make it

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

As much as it pains me to say, it's Lakers... Celtics are showing some GREAT defense... look at what they did against the Pacers, holding them to 75 points. Lakers don't give a F on defense... but I hope I'm wrong.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

I think both will make it easily

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Both should make the playoffs IMO

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

They will both make it but neither should be a team to watch in my opinion.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

It's going to be much harder for the Lakers to get into the playoffs than the Celtics at this point . The Western Conference is a lot more deeper than the East . So the Lakers have to tie a lot loose ends to get in the playoff hunt.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I don't think these veteran teams will miss the playoffs. Come after all-star break for sure Cs and Lakers will get that streak going.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Guys, the OP asks who's most likely to miss the PS, not whether they'll miss it or not.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

The lakers since everyone who makes the playoff here is over .500. Most of the time the bottom 3 teams in the top 8 are below that.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

If the Lakers can't pick things up, they will miss the playoffs. The Celtics have what it takes to make a push, especially for the caliber of the Eastern Conference.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Lakers. The west is too strong and talented, and if the Lakers continue to play around .500, then they will miss the playoffs. The Celtics on the other hand, play in a weak eastern conference...it'd be easy to get in the east.

But I think both will make it. Just not as high seeds. Celtics could finish number 4/5, and the Lakers 6 at the best for now.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

As everyone else has pointed out, the Lakers because of how tough the West east.


First of all, simply being above .500 won't guarantee you a playoff spot in this conference, and 2nd. The Lakers are still a couple of games behind this mark and we're almost at mid season.

And most important, the Lakers schedule is much harder from now on. (All the teams bolded are above .500 ATM)

Look at this
January 8 @ Rockets
Jan 9 @ San Antonio
Jan 11 VS OKC
Jan 13 Vs Cleveland
Jan 15 Vs Bucks
Jan17 Vs Miami
Jan20 @ Toronto
Jan21 @ Chicago
Jan23 @ Memphis
Jan25 vs Utah
Jan27 vs OKC
Jan29 vs Hornets
Jan30 @ Phoenix


February 1 @ Minny
Feb 3 @ Detroit
Feb 5 @ Brooklyn
Feb 7 @ Boston
Feb 8 @ Charlotte
Feb 10 @ Miami
Feb 12 vs Phoenix
Feb 14 vs Clippers
Feb 20 vs Boston
Feb 22 vs Portland
Feb 24 @ Denver
Feb 28 vs Minny

March 3 vs Atlanta
March 5 @ OKC
March 6 @ Hornets
March 8 vs Raps
March 10 vs Bulls
March 12 @ Magic
March 13 @ Atlanta
March 15 @ Indy
March 17 vs Sacramento
March 18 @ Phoenix
March 22 vs Wizards
March 25 @ Warriors
March 27 @ Minny
March 28 @ Bucks
March 30 @ Sacramento

April 2 vs Dallas
April 5 vs Memphis
April 7 @ Clippers

April 9 vs Hornets
April 10 @ Portland
April 12 vs Warriors
April 14 vs San Antonio
April 16 vs Houston

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

I think both Lakers and Celtics has been playing equally bad, but I always say at least Lakers have more of in excuse because of all the change and the injuries they deal with. Celtics, I don't get the problem. I guess it's the 9 new guys? besides that I don't know why they can't stay consistent but as far as the question goes.
Without a doubt it's the Lakers. lol come on now. West is very harder to get into the playoffs then the East.

You can basically get into the playoffs in the EAST being under 500., with the exception of last season, because of the condensed season. The previous years recently, you can make it being .500 exact or under .500.

{2011}
7th seed: 76ers [41-41] 500 record to be exact.
8th seed: Indiana Pacers [37-45] Under 500.


{2010}
8th seed: Bulls [41-41] .500 record to be exact.


{2009}
8th seed: Pistons [39-43] .under 500
6th & 7th seed: Bulls and 76ers with a .500 record to be exact.

You see the cycle right? lol

Now in the WEST

{2011}
7th and 8th seed: Grizzlies & Hornets [46-36] .over 500

{2010}
7th and 8th seed: OKC & Spurs [50-32] way over 500


{2009}
8th seed: Utah Jazz [48-34] over .500

It's basically a proven that if you have a .500 or less record, you will most likely not be in the playoffs in the WEST, while in the EAST you have a chance even if you are playing bad.
The great thing for both Celtics and Lakers is that it's not even half of season yet, so it's still time to turn things around.

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