My 2 cents about our playoff chances:
Five teams are tied for the 8th seed right now with 7 wins each. Memphis and okc have 10 losses and the lakers suns Utah have 11 losses. If the lakers beat the bulls tonight we’ll be the 8th seed!!
Three teams tied for fourth seed. Blazers twolves nuggets at 10-7.
Pelicans at 7th seed with 9-8.
Lakers have had some ugly games but if we’re gonna be a playoff teams we have to win games we’re not expected to win. Hoping for a miracle and we somehow beat the warriors for a five game winning streak. I think we can beat the bulls. Kings should be another win. They’re two of the worst teams in the league rn. Clippers - they usually have our number but they’re on a 9 game losing streak for a reason. Hopefully they don’t break that streak on our backs. Random fact - Memphis is on a five game losing streak. If we beat the bulls kings and warriors that’s a four game winning streak with our win over the nuggets.
Random cherry picked statistic. If we beat the bulls then 23% of the way through the season we’ll be the 8th seed. So then we have a legitimate chance to sneak into the playoffs.
Assuming the bottom teams shape up and the 8th seed is above 0.500, we have to win 34 of the remaining 64 games or go 0.531 the rest of the season. Even if we beat the bulls and kings, our win % only goes up to 0.45.
The blazers t’wolves nuggets and pelicans have had more time for their core to get established. Even if that was just half a season for some, we’re still catching up. However I like what im seeing. One thing I liked about the nuggets game was Lonzo aggressiveness. He’s normally more passive and thus more in control but yesterday he was going at it. Loved his effort. All of em actually. Corey Brewer. My God. I got to the game late and it looked like he had four steals in the second quarter. And he was making stops and plays. Only had three points for the night but he was a big part of us winning. That effort and tenacity is contagious. Randle as a small ball center has been good for us. Clarkson isn’t playing as out of control As he used to. Kcp is shooting better from beyond the arc. Kuzma had his first 30 point game. Ingram had like 13-5-6 yesterday. He’s getting better and better almost every game. So I’m a little high on our guys right now. So though we’re not even playing 0.45 basketball rn, I think we can play 0.55 the rest of the season - that means winning 35 of the remaining 64 games.
Just to add a tiny dose of reality - we’re on pace to win 25 more games.
If we beat the bulls and kings, then we’re on pace to win 29 more games.
We need at least 34 more games minimum for the playoffs.
Edited by Adam, November 21, 2017 - 12:51 AM.