Originally posted by A-Train
Damn, people sure are optimistic after beating a six-games-under .500 Knicks team that we already trounced by 30 not two weeks ago...Looks like my work is cut out for me.
Trying my best to be realistic here:
Let's say they come up short against the Pacers. They still should beat Miami and Orlando, even on the road. But let's say they drop their guard and go 1-2 on this trip. That puts them at 25-19 coming up on their easy stretch.
They're 14-5 at home so far, winning 74%, and 10-12 on the road (45%). Apply those percentages to the 22-game easy stretch (17 at home) and you've got about 15-7 during that span. That would put us at 40-26 going into the final quarter of the season.
Percentages, sure, but it's a pretty good indictation of where we could be come mid-March.