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  1. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    During most seasons, it's ridiculous to start a magic number thread this early in the season. I mean, it's not even all-star break yet. BUT.. this season is different. We're incredible.

    How to calculate our magic number:

    (Total games in a season) + 1 - (Current Wins by Rockets) - (Current losses of playoff seeking teams)

    Rockets have 43 wins currently so here's our magic number against teams in the hunt:

    Clippers:
    82 + 1 - 43 - 26 = 14

    Jazz
    82 + 1 - 43 - 28 = 12

    Lakers
    82 + 1 - 43 - 32 = 8

    We're legit. Too legit to quit now.
     
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    We have 43 wins. Before the All Star Break.

    Remember a couple of seasons ago when we had 41 wins total... for the entire season?

    It's a good season to be a Rockets fan
     
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    Magic Number is 16 to clinch at least the 2nd seed (15 if we own the tiebreaker over the Spurs...we do right now)

    Magic number is 26 to clinch the top seed in the West.
     
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    There's 2 games separating 3-9...

    Glad we chose this season to be elite, that would be very nerve-wracking.
     
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    As long as we have Harden and help, I never worry about the postseason deniability. 2016 was an aberration. We have a bonafide superstar. Spare me the precautions.
     
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    It’s the magic number

     
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  7. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    New Magic Numbers:

    To make the playoffs:
    -Clippers
    82 + 1 - 44 - 26 = 13
    -Jazz
    82 + 1 - 44 - 28 = 11
    -Lakers
    82 + 1 - 44 - 33 = 6

    To get the first seed:
    -Warriors (we own the tie-breaker)
    82 - 44 - 14 = 24

    Edit: Lakers lost tonight so it's -->
    82 +1 -44 - 34 = 5
     
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  8. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    How to calculate our magic number:

    (Total games in a season) + 1 - (Current Wins by Rockets) - (Current losses of playoff seeking teams)

    Rockets have 46 wins currently so here's our magic number against teams in the hunt:

    Clippers:
    82 + 1 - 46 - 27 = 10

    Jazz
    82 + 1 - 46 - 29 = 8

    Lakers
    82 + 1 - 46 - 34 = 3

    We're legit. Too legit to quit now.

    [​IMG]

    If we win 22 of our 23 games left, we're guaranteed the top spot in the playoffs.
     
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    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    Rockets could clinch a playoff spot next week.

    Magic Numbers just 4 (Rockets wins + Clippers/Nuggets loses)
     
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  13. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    (Total games in a season) + 1 - (Current Wins by Rockets) - (Current losses of playoff seeking teams)

    Rockets have 49 wins currently so here's our magic number against teams in the hunt:

    Clippers:
    82 + 1 - 49 - 28 =6

    Jazz
    82 + 1 - 49 - 30 = 4 (actually this is 3 bc we won the season series against them)

    Lakers
    82 + 1 - 49 - 35 = ELIMINATED from the Rockets discussions

    To get the first seed over the Warriors, the magic number is:

    Warriors

    82 - 49 - 14 = 19
     
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    Warriors is the only number that matters and its going to go all the way down to the last game.
     
  15. don grahamleone

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    If you say so.
     
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  16. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    (Total games in a season) + 1 - (Current Wins by Rockets) - (Current losses of playoff seeking teams)

    Rockets have 50 wins currently so here's our magic number against teams in the hunt:

    Clippers:
    82 + 1 - 50 - 29 = 4 (against the Thunder it's the same ;) )

    Jazz
    82 - 50 - 30 = 2 (we won the season series against them)

    Lakers
    ELIMINATED from the Rockets discussions

    To get the first seed over the Warriors, the magic number is:

    Warriors

    82 - 50 - 14 = 18

    Against the third seed Portland Trailblazers:

    82 + 1 - 50 - 26 = 7 with 19 games left. Seriously... we can't lock up the 2nd seed by winning 7 more games. o_O

    Against the East leading Raptors:
    82 + 1 - 50 - 17 = 16
     
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  17. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    Basically we're one win away from guaranteeing a spot in the playoffs with 18 games remaining. If we can just figure out a way to go 1-17 we're in.

    To me... it deserves. Its. Own. Thread.





    Rockets have 51 wins currently so here's our magic number against teams in the hunt:

    Clippers:
    82 + 1 - 51 - 29 = 4 (against the Thunder it's the same ;) )

    Jazz
    82 - 51 - 30 = 1 (we won the season series against them)

    Nuggets
    82 - 51 - 30 = 1 (we won the season series against them)

    Lakers
    ELIMINATED from the Rockets discussions

    To get the first seed over the Warriors, the magic number is:

    Warriors

    82 - 51 - 14 = 17

    Against the third seed Portland Trailblazers:

    82 + 1 - 51 - 26 = 6 with 18 games left. Seriously... we can lock up the 2nd seed by winning 6 more games. o_O

    Against the East leading Raptors:
    82 + 1 - 51 - 17 = 15
     
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    Magic number against Clippers and Thunder is 3. Check the math. :)
     
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    Just rewatched '95, the Magic number is 4-0.
     
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  20. don grahamleone

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    You're right. It is 3.
     
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