Who is more likely to miss the playoffs, Celtics or Lakers?
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:48 PM
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:20 PM
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:30 PM
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:02 PM
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.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:39 AM
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
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:42 AM
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.
7th seed: 76ers [41-41] 500 record to be exact.
8th seed: Indiana Pacers [37-45] Under 500.
8th seed: Bulls [41-41] .500 record to be exact.
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
7th and 8th seed: Grizzlies & Hornets [46-36] .over 500
7th and 8th seed: OKC & Spurs [50-32] way over 500
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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