Well I guess we won’t know who we play til the 82nd game of the regular season after all as our very own G-Small pointed out to us on the forums. (Update: fixed by BBmB).
- (1) IF we beat Utah we will see them in the 1st round, no matter what!
- (2) Utah (48-33) W, Hornets (49-32) L, Mavs (49-32) L … IF all of these teams tie with a record of 49-33, we will play the Mavs and the stands will be Utah (6), Hornets (7), and Mavs (8). Utah wins the tiebreaker.
- (3) Utah (W), Hornets (L), Mavs (W) … If Utah and the Mavs win, we get the Hornets.
- (4) Utah (W), Hornets (W), Mavs (L) … If Utah and Hornets win, we get the Mavs
Our own podcast co-host G-Small also had this to say about both matchups…
We have the potential to sweep Dallas. Utah will bring that tough nosed physical defense every game and can make the Lakers use more energy than they wanted in the 1st round. And Utah would gain some momentum by beating the Lakers heading into the tournament [IF they were win tonight].