Standings Watch

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  1. VladeD714

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    We're a play-in team. Probably stuck @ 10th. Don't like those odds.
     
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    terrible odds when the other play-in teams could be dallas/gs/phx. yikes.

    top seeds should be scared, too, though.
     
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    Once again, 20 games is enough to make a move but we have to play much better than we have been. We looked good pre-ASG but just have not been impressive at all since then. The defense is flat out terrible. The games we are winning are mostly with our offense, which may not be sustainable given our upcoming schedule. It's good to have Cam back but he's just getting himself back in shape. We have a chance of course but some things have to break our way. We need a couple/few of the teams above us to lose some games and we really need to crank up the intensity like we did against the Clippers in the fourth quarter and as we did in the first half against Denver. We have to actually play like we give a damn, and that's the biggest question mark to me. I know the coaching is going to be sketchy. That part's a given at this point.
     
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  4. NickthaQuick

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    Mavs lose, and Warriors down big after 1. Hope that continues.

    Suns play Thunder later on and Booker got hurt last night. Gotta hope for a Suns loss. We luckily get Thunder on a back to back tomorrow so hope they are a bit winded.
     
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    Warriors are getting annihilated, 80 odd points after 2 quarters and only got 38 so far.

    We gotta pull out all the stops to beat OKC
     
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    Lost by over 50 points to the C Bags...SMH

    :Laugh:

    Denver might be the only team that can stop the C Bags at this point?
     
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  7. FrontOfJersey22

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    I think it will be Denver vs C Bags in the Finals with the Nuggets winning in 7.
     
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    if boston's healthy, they'll spank denver, imo. they have three guys who can guard murray in isolation, and that kills a lot of what denver does in crunch time.

    only injuries stop boston this year, i think.
     
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  9. FrontOfJersey22

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    Who’s even slightly slowing down the Joker??
    Porgy has less of a chance than a healthy Christian Wood.
    Boston will have to double the Joker and that will lead to wide open shots for everyone else.
    As an aside: Svi Mykhailiuk plays for the C-Bags. That’s news to me.
     
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    Nice to see the Suns lose. Hopefully OKC is a little tired for tomorrow.
     
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    i actually think denver doesn't want to go to jokic isos to close games. they rope a dope teams into avoiding it. they want to get murray against someone he can beat via a ball screen, but boston can basically put enough guys on the floor that even forced switches won't give denver those huge advantages they get against us (and basically everyone else).
     
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  12. JSM

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    Extremely beneficial night last night. We were a successful ANT drive from 4-0 (clipps won by 1).

    Still 10th
    0 back from GS at 9
    1.5 back from Dallas at 8

    Got to win tonight to make any of that matter. Hopefully OKC is tired from the Suns game. SGA logged 38 minutes. They're a young team though, typically younger teams don't feel that second night of a back to back the same way.


    Tonight's slate:
    OKC vs Lakers
    Clippers vs Bucks

    (2nd night of a back to back for Clipps)
     
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    Next 7-10 days without Book



    Nuggets, Raptors, C Bags, Cavs

    Possibly: C Bags again and Hornets, those fall on a back to back on the road.

    3-4 tough ones in that stretch. Could be helpful.
     
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    Being in the 9-10 Play In position will be a togh hole to dig out of in the West this year.
    Hopefully we can get up to 7-8.
     
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    Good night for us. We beat Thunder and the Kings collapse against the Bulls in the fourth.
     
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    Big win tonight! We’ve got our immediate competition coming twice in a week with Sacto. Let’s get both of those. Would love to leapfrog them and the Suns.
     
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    3-1 vs. OKC. They have no answer for AD or LBJ.

    I think we know who we should hope to match up with in the playoffs...
     
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    The Denver loss was a downer but this was a great bounce back game and we played superb D.
     
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  19. JSM

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    2/2 + 1

    I completely missed, overlooked, or didn't mentally accept the Bulls vs. Kings game as a real thing. Bulls are at the point in the season where they're playing guys double digit minutes who I'm not sure if they're real or not. You put Onuralp Bitim in a lineup of 10 and give me 5 chances, I'm not sure I get it or believe that's the first name of a NBA player.


    So let's start there...
    Damn Coby!


    Huge comeback by the Bulls. Kept Kings to 1 point in the final 3 minutes.



    Next...

    Thanks Dame.

    Carried them with Antetokounmpo out. 15 down at one point in the 3rd.


    Standing update:
    Back up to 9th
    .5 game lead on 10th place GS
    1 game back from 8th place Mavs
    2 back from 6th place Suns who are Bookless for 7-10 days
     
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    Unbelievable night where the Kings lost at home to the BULLS of all teams.

    We also have the Suns sliding without Booker and a tough schedule ahead.

    Dallas also slipping against the sixers at home after a blowout loss to the C Bags.

    If we win our home games...we could actually sneak into 6th place...

    We absolutely need to win these next 3 home games against Sacramento, Milwaukee and Minnesota.

    We were so close with Denver but we're just not on their level and gotta just avoid them as best we can.

    Let's do our best to draw literally ANY other western conference team in the playoffs / play-in lol
     
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