<B> Games H2H Con Overall Magc</B> <B>Team W/L H2H Left TB Conf TB TieBrk Numbr</B> Rockets 43-20 23-13 Lakers 45-19 1-1 1H T 26-10 L No 21 Spurs 44-19 2-1 1A W 23-15 W Yes 20 Jazz 42-23 1-1 1A T 26-15 L No 17 Hornets 42-20 2-1 1A W 28-14 L Yes 19 Suns 42-22 1-1 1H,1A T 20-18 W Yes 17 Mavericks 41-23 1-3 None L 26-12 L No 17 Warriors 39-23 1-2 1A L 20-13 W No 17 Nuggets 37-26 2-1 1A W 21-17 W Yes 13 Blazers 34-31 3-0 1A W 20-17 W Yes 8 Kings 28-35 1-1 1H,1A T 12-23 W Yes 4 Thought I'd put my Excel skills to some good use: calculating magic numbers for the Rockets against all Western Conference Playoff contenders. I wouldn't really count the Blazers or Kings as contenders but we haven't clinched a better record them as of March 12. I've listed the Won Loss record as well as Head to Head and Conference Records. I calculated whether we win the tie-break on head to head and conference. We win the overall tie break if we win the head to head matchup. If that's a tie, we win the tie break if we have a better conference record. I didn't account for division record, but I believe that only applies in case of a tie for the division crown. The numbers are where the standings were after all games on March 12. Tiebreaks will change as we play the remainder of our schedule. To make the playoffs, we need to knock 3 of these teams out. Blazers and Kings should fall off soon. Next up is the Nuggets (at least for now). If we clinch a better record than them, we're in the playoffs. Big game for a tie break advantage coming up against the Lakers. We win, we have the tiebreak. We lose, we don't. Now that I've got this thing automated, I'll try to post updates on our magic number count.