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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woz wrote:
For the Wizards' fans here, I present
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/18510617/how-nba-standings-never-change-jan-20

Good news: if the track record holds, the Wizards will likely be in the playoffs this year. In fact, excluding the Bulls collapse last year (due to injuries to Noah and Butler), no team 5th or better on Jan 20 has missed the playoffs in April (though the 2007 Magic and 2009 Pistons came close, finishing as 8th seeds).

Bad news: Based on where they ranked on January 20th
1. No Jan 20th 5th seed has won the Championship (out of ten teams, 0%)
2. Only one Jan 20th 5th seed ever appeared in the Finals: 2015 Cavaliers (out of 20 teams, 5%).
3. Only three teams that were Jan 20th 5th or worse made the conference championships (out of 40 teams, 7.5%): 2008 Spurs, 2010 Suns (6th seed) and the aforementioned 2015 Cavs.


So, expect a first or second round playoff loss. Oh, in case you are curious, the Jan 20 5th Eastern Conference seed finished:
1st = 0 times
2nd = 1
3rd = 1
4th = 2
5th = 3
6th = 1
7th = 0
8th = 2
out = 0

If you include the West, it is
1st = 0 times
2nd = 1
3rd = 2
4th = 3
5th = 3
6th = 4
7th = 4
8th = 2
out = 1 (2011 Jazz = 11th)

So, don't be too alarmed if they slip a little or be too happy if they shoot up. They're still likely to bomb out before the Conference Finals.


Just a follow-up
Code:
Jan 20          April 12
Cavaliers       Celtics [+2]
Raptors         Cavaliers [-1]
Celtics         Raptors [-1]
Hawks           Wizards [+1]
Wizards         Hawks [-1]
Pacers          Bucks [+1]
Bucks           Pacers [-1]
Bulls           Bulls [0]
----            ----
Hornets         Heat [+5]
Pistons         Pistons [0]
Knicks          Hornets [-2]
Magic           Knicks [-1]
76ers           Magic [-1]
Heat            76ers [-1]
Nets            Nets [0]


Warriors        Warriors [0]
Spurs           Spurs [0]
Rockets         Rockets [0]
Clippers        Jazz [+1]       [technically 5th best, but won division]
Jazz            Clippers [-1]   [technically 4th best, but 2nd best wildcard]
Grizzlies       Thunder [+1]
Thunder         Grizzlies [-1]
Nuggets         Trail Blazers [+1]
----            ----
Trail Blazers   Nuggets [-1]
Kings           Pelicans [+1]
Pelicans        Mavericks [+1]
Mavericks       Kings [-2]
Timberwolves    Timberwolves [0]
Lakers          Lakers [0]
Suns            Suns [0]


The one interesting team would have been the Heat, who came just one game short of making the playoffs after starting 11-30. They had the best second season of any team who was below 0.500 to make it to 0.500 down the stretch (30-11).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Heat swept the Wizards also, of course one of those games was when the Wizards were missing Mahinmi and they started off worse than the Heat in the beginning of the season. Then, two of the loses were when the Wizards were resting players the final two times they played them right before the playoffs.

I think the Wizards have a chance to go to the eastern conference finals. With the Bulls now more healthy - and Wade rested and ready for the playoffs - they seriously pose a threat to the Celtics who have Isaiah Thomas as a tremendous scorer and no one else and he might be the worst defensive player in the league.

Getting the 4th seed and having the Cavs slip to #2 was a complete luck of the draw for the Wizards. Let's also not forget that the Wizards were very close to being in the Eastern Conf finals in 2013 & 14, they had some bad breaks in each 2nd round series - pun intended.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beal just hit a daggerrrr to put the Wiz up 8 with 30 seconds left! Cool

18-7 run the last 5 minutes for the Wizards.

32 for Wall & 31 for Beal Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great night to be a DC fan. Despite the refs screwing us in both games our boys came thru Cool
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redskins468671 wrote:
Great night to be a DC fan. Despite the refs screwing us in both games our boys came thru Cool


Czaban is onto something with his 3 televisions you can watch at same time. Remember up until 50 years ago houses only had one bathroom lol


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doc Draper wrote:
redskins468671 wrote:
Great night to be a DC fan. Despite the refs screwing us in both games our boys came thru Cool


Czaban is onto something with his 3 televisions you can watch at same time. Remember up until 50 years ago houses only had one bathroom lol




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