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A Race For Seeding?

Well the obvious problem with the logic is that the numbers are unfortunately updated up until February 27th. The Hawks have played much much worse since, they are 2-5 in the remaining games with 5 games at home.
That being said, i don't expect the Sixers to catch the Hawks. Never have, although i am secretly hoping for that to happen. It would take a major meltdown by the Hawks for that to happen.

I have the Hawks at 7-9, the Knicks at 8-9 and the Sixers 10-6, which puts the Sixers one game behind the Hawks. Lets see what happens...

Appreciate the hard work.

Love the compilation of discussions about the Sixers and find this post extremely informative as well.

For anyone interested, here is the schedule from here on out. In bold are away games.

Mon, Mar 14, 2011 @ Utah Jazz
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 @ Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 @ Sacramento Kings
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 @ Portland Trail Blazers

Wed, Mar 23, 2011 Atlanta Hawks
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 @ Miami Heat
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 Sacramento Kings
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ Chicago Bulls
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 Houston Rockets
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 New Jersey Nets
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 @ Milwaukee Bucks
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 @ Boston Celtics

Wed, Apr 6, 2011 New York Knickerbockers
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 Toronto Raptors
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 Orlando Magic
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 Detroit Pistons

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Kainer reply to Joe on Mar 14 at 9:17
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Here's my take on these:

Mon, Mar 14, 2011 @ Utah Jazz
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 @ Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 @ Sacramento Kings
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 @ Portland Trail Blazers
Love to say 3-1, but to be conservative lets say 2-2

Wed, Mar 23, 2011 Atlanta Hawks - W, sixers on three days rest, hawks second night of a b2b

Fri, Mar 25, 2011 @ Miami Heat - L (but a W would be sweet)
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 Sacramento Kings - W
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ Chicago Bulls - L
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 Houston Rockets - W
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 New Jersey Nets - W
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 @ Milwaukee Bucks - W (revenge game)
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 @ Boston Celtics - L
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 New York Knickerbockers - W (just has to be)
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 Toronto Raptors - W
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 Orlando Magic - L (unless they rest the starters)
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 Detroit Pistons - W

I have them at 10-6 - what do you guys think?

I have L at Milwaukee and a W hosting the Magic. 10-6 total, but 11-5 is within reach if they can go 3-1 on the remaining 4 games on the road trip.

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Tom Moore on Mar 14 at 8:51
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Sixers looking to keep winning on Western Conference trip:

http://ow.ly/4dVAY

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Tom Moore on Mar 14 at 9:26
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Sixers aim to tune up Jazz:

http://ow.ly/4dXkv

I only get schedule updates every week and have been a bit busy, I can update the numbers again today after work.

This was written Saturday, so these prediction were based on the sixers beating the Bucks and the Knicks beating the Pacers (neither of which happened)

Good work.

Monday's are hell for me, sorry it took me so long to join the conversation.

I think the relative ease of their home schedule is important. They need to dominate those games.

It's pretty crazy that a .500 record from here on out would mean 42 wins. Part of me is really worried this Milwaukee game could linger if they don't nip it in the bud tonight. We've come to expect them to put away bad teams, no matter what the circumstance, but if they have a hiccup, and go 1-3 on the rest of this trip, 10-6 would be unattainable, imo.

I agree, tonight they really 'have' to win I believe. I was surprised that the knicks lost to the pacers last night, but the knicks have two more games against the pacers (yup, 3 in the last 17 against a non divisional opponent - strong scheduling NBA guys) that I think they'll probably win, I'll chalk last night up to Chauncey rust.

The margin for error in catching the Knicks I believe was slim, and Saturday night was one of those errors. To get a 3-2 road trip now they'll have to win a game I didn't think they'd win (Clippers probably being the best chance of the upcoming games).

My 10-6 included a win on Saturday night, (but I also thought the Knicks would win last night) but the sixers still have to 'find' a win somewhere.


I want them to finish strong, but don't think there is a big difference between 6/7/8 seed given that the teams at the top are so close. 5th seed would be great, but is probably out of reach.

To me the accomplishment is the big difference, to come out of that 3-13 start, those horrible losses against bad teams to end up 6th when people were writing them off, to catch the new 'super' team (whatever) in the Knicks, I think it would say a lot about the roster and the coach (but not the front office who didn't do a damn thing to help once the season started).


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