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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm    Post subject: Western Conf. Seeding Watch

It's interesting to see who we will face in the first couple rounds of the playoffs. There's a possibility we have an "easy" road to the WCF or a slightly more "challenging" road to the Finals. For example, the way I see it, there's a chance we will see (1) Portland; (2) Rockets; (3) Clippers in that order before reaching the Finals and there's also an equal chance we can see (1) Grizzlies; (2) Utah; (3) Denver which will be easier.

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Here is the current seeding (updated 8/3 EOD):

1. Lakers 51-15
2. Clippers 45-21
3. Nuggets 44-23
4. Rockets 42-24
5. Jazz 42-25
6. Thunder 41-25
7. Mavs 40-29
8. Grizzlies 32-36

9. Blazers 30-38 (2 gb)
10. Spurs 29-37 (2 gb)
11. Pelicans 29-38 (2.5 gb)
12. Kings 28-38 (3 gb)
13. Suns 28-39 (3.5 gb)

Important games 8/4:

Mavs v. Kings
Suns v. Clippers
Rockets v. Blazers


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject:

Portland has a tough couple games coming up. The Grizzlies need to get these next 2 games for sure to have some sense of peace with that 8th spot. Of the 3-7 teams I don’t think any of them want to see the Thunder in that first round
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:36 pm    Post subject:

Houston and Harden's 25 free throws a game is scary. I'd like them to sit in the 6th spot, so they can be the Clippers problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:12 am    Post subject:

If Portland makes it, the 5 through 8 teams are arguably worse to face than the 3rd and 4th teams.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:17 am    Post subject:

Runway8 wrote:
Houston and Harden's 25 free throws a game is scary. I'd like them to sit in the 6th spot, so they can be the Clippers problem.

He never gets those FTs in the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:00 am    Post subject:

Hang in there, Memphis!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:54 am    Post subject:

No one said this was going to be easy but it is definitely shaping up to be tougher than anticipated
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:15 am    Post subject:

This is gonna be fun
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject:

Denver might even drop to the sixth o fifith place. In that case I hope that Houston reaches the third seed.

Utah and Denver are the weakest teams right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject:

I think we play Rockets during the seeding games. We need that game. Have to keep the Rockets at 6th.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:57 am    Post subject:

Teams I'd love to avoid.. Blazers Rockets, and Clippers.

We're seeing the Clippers but IMO both Portland and Houston with the speed and guard player can make it a linger series than ideal.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:05 am    Post subject:

The Pelicans have been a disappointment. I know it's just the eighth seed, but it would have meant a lot to the young players and to the fans. I don't understand why they keep treating Zion like he is made of porcelain. If he's really that fragile, he's a likely bust. The Clippers loss is one thing, but they blew an 8-point lead to the Jazz. If I was one of the Pelicans, and I put up with all of the bubble BS just to discover that my team isn't playing to win, I'd be pissed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:13 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
The Pelicans have been a disappointment. I know it's just the eighth seed, but it would have meant a lot to the young players and to the fans. I don't understand why they keep treating Zion like he is made of porcelain. If he's really that fragile, he's a likely bust. The Clippers loss is one thing, but they blew an 8-point lead to the Jazz. If I was one of the Pelicans, and I put up with all of the bubble BS just to discover that my team isn't playing to win, I'd be pissed.

Maybe he is.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject:

2019 wrote:
Teams I'd love to avoid.. Blazers Rockets, and Clippers.

We're seeing the Clippers but IMO both Portland and Houston with the speed and guard player can make it a linger series than ideal.

I know what you mean and I also prefer to not face the Rockets and the Blazers but let's be honest, if we aren't able to win against them then we don't deserve the chip.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:19 am    Post subject:

The Rockets have no answer for AD. With Nurkic and Collins back Portland can pack the paint against him.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject:

Green/KCP has to be the worst starting backcourt in modern NBA history, gonna be a dog fight no matter what the opponent is.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:42 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
The Pelicans have been a disappointment. I know it's just the eighth seed, but it would have meant a lot to the young players and to the fans. I don't understand why they keep treating Zion like he is made of porcelain. If he's really that fragile, he's a likely bust. The Clippers loss is one thing, but they blew an 8-point lead to the Jazz. If I was one of the Pelicans, and I put up with all of the bubble BS just to discover that my team isn't playing to win, I'd be pissed.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject:

I am really not sure why people keep saying Memphis will make it. I think these people have no idea on how this new format works.

Portland just needs to be with in 4 games after the end of these 8 seeding games to qualify for play in against the no 8 seed Memphis.

I absolutely don't see Memphis making the playoffs.

thinking of lakers vs memphis is just wishful thinking. Just like thinking of winning a chip with so many useless players with medicore free thorow and 3 point %.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject:

It’s pretty much guaranteed Portland will be within 4 games.

Memphis will have their chance to hold on, but doesn’t look like they have enough to beat the Blazers in a 1 or 2 game play in tbh.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:05 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
It’s pretty much guaranteed Portland will be within 4 games.

Memphis will have their chance to hold on, but doesn’t look like they have enough to beat the Blazers in a 1 or 2 game play in tbh.


Which is likely hy the NBA went for this format. It wasn't for the East.

It was for a "better" team to be able to get withing the 4 game cutoff so they could push Memphis out of the spot. I think they thought it might be the Pels but the Blazers is also a much more enticing (and marketable) first rd series then the Grizz.

Also curious. What if more then one team is within the 4 game line? Or 2 or more times tied for 9th seed with the same record? They do not plan on multiple "play-in series", right?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:10 pm    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
It’s pretty much guaranteed Portland will be within 4 games.

Memphis will have their chance to hold on, but doesn’t look like they have enough to beat the Blazers in a 1 or 2 game play in tbh.


Which is likely hy the NBA went for this format. It wasn't for the East.

It was for a "better" team to be able to get withing the 4 game cutoff so they could push Memphis out of the spot. I think they thought it might be the Pels but the Blazers is also a much more enticing (and marketable) first rd series then the Grizz.

Also curious. What if more then one team is within the 4 game line? Or 2 or more times tied for 9th seed with the same record? They do not plan on multiple "play-in series", right?


There will be a multiple play-in series in that scenario.

Looks like Memphis is going to lose again. I’m sure Pop wants to stick it to the Lakers, help Dame and the Blazers out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject:

roger_federer wrote:
I am really not sure why people keep saying Memphis will make it. I think these people have no idea on how this new format works.

Portland just needs to be with in 4 games after the end of these 8 seeding games to qualify for play in against the no 8 seed Memphis.

I absolutely don't see Memphis making the playoffs.

thinking of lakers vs memphis is just wishful thinking. Just like thinking of winning a chip with so many useless players with medicore free thorow and 3 point %.


OKay Debbie Downer. You do not have the spirit of Roger Federer, more like Nick Kyrgios. Lakers didn't win 50 games this year by playing like they did last game. But it's funny how the last game is always the game people will base the future on. LOL!

BTW, Spurs are only 2 behind in the loss column, while Portland is 4 behind now. So if things hold, it's the Spurs that most likely will get to play Memphis.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject:

looks like spurs working very hard to kick memphis out
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
It’s pretty much guaranteed Portland will be within 4 games.

Memphis will have their chance to hold on, but doesn’t look like they have enough to beat the Blazers in a 1 or 2 game play in tbh.


Which is likely hy the NBA went for this format. It wasn't for the East.

It was for a "better" team to be able to get withing the 4 game cutoff so they could push Memphis out of the spot. I think they thought it might be the Pels but the Blazers is also a much more enticing (and marketable) first rd series then the Grizz.

Also curious. What if more then one team is within the 4 game line? Or 2 or more times tied for 9th seed with the same record? They do not plan on multiple "play-in series", right?


There will be a multiple play-in series in that scenario.

Looks like Memphis is going to lose again. I’m sure Pop wants to stick it to the Lakers, help Dame and the Blazers out.


Thanks for clarifying. Wild ending is coming. All fighting to earn a first round with the Lakers. All dialed in and pressure tested just to get to the Lakers.

Just one game against the Raptors, but the Lakers need to take this just a bit more seriously the final six games. They are not playing well as team right now. And not a lot of time to correct it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:38 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
It’s pretty much guaranteed Portland will be within 4 games.

Memphis will have their chance to hold on, but doesn’t look like they have enough to beat the Blazers in a 1 or 2 game play in tbh.


Which is likely hy the NBA went for this format. It wasn't for the East.

It was for a "better" team to be able to get withing the 4 game cutoff so they could push Memphis out of the spot. I think they thought it might be the Pels but the Blazers is also a much more enticing (and marketable) first rd series then the Grizz.

Also curious. What if more then one team is within the 4 game line? Or 2 or more times tied for 9th seed with the same record? They do not plan on multiple "play-in series", right?


There will be a multiple play-in series in that scenario.

Looks like Memphis is going to lose again. I’m sure Pop wants to stick it to the Lakers, help Dame and the Blazers out.



are you sure?

just because teams are tied on wins doesn't mean all will be 8th or 9th seed.
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