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Final Season Standings

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Big MAK, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Big MAK

    Big MAK Member

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    I went through and guesstimated the final standings for the end of the season, based on the rest of each team schedule. Here is what I got:

    1) LA Record doesnt matter, they will get first (duh).
    2) SA 55-27
    3) Houston 54-28
    4) Denver 53-29
    5) Utah 52-30
    6) Portland 52-30
    7) NO 51-31
    8) Dallas last

    If 2 teams, for this example Utah and Portland, finish with the same record, how will they be seeded? Right now, Utah is up 2-1 for the matchup, but if Portland wins their next game against Utah, who will be seeded higher?
     
  2. Convictedstupid

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    Its going to extremely tough for us to stay ahead of Denver.


    But I think our only loss to end the season, is LA. And even then, that game isnt too far off for us to take.
     
  3. ferrarif1286

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    If rockets have 2 sub .500 teams left of the remaining 8 games, then denver has 6 sub .500 teams left. Based on the schedule I won't be surprised to see denver with a better record 2 weeks from now
     
  4. GermanRoxFan

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    the little program i wrote that predicts the final standings based on the remaining schedule and the current records gave me the following results:

    west

    1. lakers 65 wins
    2. spurs 54.5 wins
    3. nuggets 53.5 wins
    4. rockets 52 wins
    5. blazers 51.5 wins
    6. jazz 50 wins
    7. hornets 50 wins
    8. mavs 49.5 wins
    9. suns 46 wins


    east

    1. cavs 67 wins
    2. magic 61 wins
    3. celtics 61 wins
    4. hawks 47 wins
    5. heat 43 wins
    6. 76ers 42 wins
    7. bulls 40.5 wins
    8. pistons 39.5 wins
    9. bobcats 36 wins
     
  5. auddj

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    My final standings look like this:

    LA don't matter
    SA 56-26
    HOU 55-27
    DEN 54-28
    POR 52-30
    NO 51-31
    UT 50-32
    DAL 47-35
    PHO 47-35

    not really sure how that will seed out with tie breakers on dallas and phoenix but i believe dallas wins that one.
     
  6. across110thstreet

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    there's a lot of discussion about playoff seeding multiple threads here, but the answer to your question is easily determined by tiebreaker rules, in this case head-to-head, division, and conference records.

    even if Portland won that last matchup, Utah would have a better division record and would take the higher seed.

    both teams have a few games left within their division, so you would have to take that into mind as well.
     
  7. Big MAK

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    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  8. jeffvangundy

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    a Blazers matchup in the playoffs is great for us!
     
  9. jevon3012

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    do ties count for .5 of a game?
     
  10. JOHNNYN

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    2) HOUSTON 55-27 (only losing to lakers, a little biased :p ) division rec:10-6
    3) SPURS 55-27 (losing to cavs and hornets) division record 9-7
    4) DENVER 54-28 (losing to lakers and portland)

    houston wins tiebreaker over spurs because of division record
     
  11. sephiroth.hk

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    My predict:

    1. LA Lakers
    2. Houston
    3. San Antonio
    4. Denver
    5. New Orleans
    6. Portland
    7. Dallas
    8. Utah

    HOU's path:
    1st round: HOU vs DAL
    2nd round: HOU vs SAS

    NO' path:
    1st round: NO vs DEN
    2nd round: NO vs UTAH

    WEST FINAL:
    HOU vs NO
    ^^
     
  12. sn09

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    um....really? or am i missing on a really good joke?
     
  13. ItsMyFault

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    1. Lakers
    2. Rockets
    3. Spurs
    4. Nuggets
    5. Hornets
    6. Jazz
    7. Blazers
    8. Mavericks
     
  14. Marcus Bryant

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    hell no, the jazz is gonna spank us again if your assumption comes true.
     
  15. baller4life315

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    Come hell or high water, you KNOW the Jazz are gonna find a way to play us again.
     
  16. cst_chenchen

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    Agreed!
     
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    Utah will play POR, DEN, NOH, DAL, SAS and LAL on the road with 2 of those games being back-to-back. Unless there is a complete meltdown of the Hornets, Utah will not finish higher than the 7th seed.
     
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    Yes, and most of the overly optimistic Rockets fans are predicting that Houston is 2nd seed. So that means we face Utah in the first round.

    I must say, that is WAY optimistic to think that we can rise aboe Enver in the standings considering the Nugz have a ridiculously easy schedule to close down the season.
     
  19. Marcus Bryant

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    i mean in the second round, spurs are not able to beat the jazz.
     
  20. DaRrEnZhAnG

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    As long as AB is our starting PG, we have no way getting the first three spots. the fourth spot is our best.
     

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