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3 Way Tie Involving Denver, Portland, and Houston?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rocketsfan611, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. rocketsfan611

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    Was just mulling over the possibilities and realized that there's actually a decent chance of a 3 way tie involving the Rockets, Nuggets, and Blazers. Realistically it's contingent on Portland beating Denver twice, but if that happens it would give the Blazers the best head to head record amongst the three teams (4-2) and, if they all end up with the same record, Portland would actually get the 2 seed, Houston would be 3rd and Denver 4th. Am I missing something or is this a realistic possibility? EDIT: This is not a possibility due to criteria involving division winners. Feel free to delete the thread.
     
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    You are right; this is a very real possibility, but have the seeding wrong.
    1. Houston wins that three way tie, and is 2nd seed.
    2. Denver would be 3rd.
    3. And Por would be 4th.

    You are missing the fact first tiebreaker is Division winners, and Den holds tiebreaker for winning the division over Portland...vastly superior Div record. So, Por is knocked out of three way tie because they are not a Divison winner, and Hou has tiebreaker on Den for h2h.

    In fact, Houston wins ALL three way ties.
     
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    only if the other 2 participants are females (which both denver and portland certainly are)
     
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    I think you may be mistaken. According to NBA tiebreaker rules, the first tie breaker if there are more than two teams tied is the overall record against the other teams which are tied. Houston was 1-2 vs Portland and 3-1 vs Denver, putting us at 4-3. Portland (if they beat Denver twice) would be 4-2 and get the 2 seed.

    EDIT: Disregard. I misread what you were saying. I understand.
     
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    I am not mistaken.

    I’ve been anticipating this very tiebreaker, for awhile.

    You are probably quoting outdated tiebreaker rules. They made Divison winners 1st tiebreaker of multiteam recently when they eliminated division winners being awarded reserved seeding
     
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    http://www.espn.com/nba/playoffs/matchups

     
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    Cheatin Beard strikes again.
     
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    I edited my post almost immediately (before you replied) and acknowledged my mistake. =)
     
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    Is what You are saying is that the Rockets would get the tiebreaker because they won their division and Portland and Denver neither wpn ththeir division because they tied ?
     
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    @megastahr, @heypartner explains it here

     
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    No, Denver and Portland are in the same division. Therefore, if they have the same record in the regular season, Denver would win the division because the tiebreaker goes to whoever has the best record against the teams in their division. Currently, Denver is 10-2 and Portland is 5-9. The tiebreaker between Houston and Denver would go to Houston because they beat Denver 3-1 in the season series.


    You following me? xD

    Can I go back to eating my chips?
     
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    nom nom nom

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