NBA 2013 Playoffs – Who Would Enter if the Season Ended Today and Our Predictions

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What teams would enter NBA’s 2013 Playoffs if the Regular Season NBA ended Today?

NBA: 2012/2013 Season Update, Playoff Spot Rules & Facts And Figures

Well, now that more than half of the regular season is played the playoffs scenario is the following:

Eastern Conference Western Conference
vs.
(1) MIAMI (27-12, 43 games remaining, 22 away) vs. (8) Boston (20-22, 40 games remaining, 21 away)
(Regular Season Matches 1-0, Boston 107 – Miami 120)———————————————————————————
vs.
(2) NEW YORK (26-14, 42 games remaining, 21 away) vs. (7) Milwaukee (22-18, 42 games remaining, 21 away)
(Regular Season Matches 1-0, NEW YORK 102 – Milwaukee 88)——————————————————————–
 vs.
(3) BROOKLYN (26-16, 40 games remaining, 22 away) vs. (6) Atlanta (24-18, 40 games remaining, 20 away)
Regular Season Matches 1-1, BROOKLYN 95 – Atlanta 109;  Atlanta 89 – BROOKLYN 94)
 vs.
(4) CHICAGO (25-16, 41 games remaining, 24 away) vs. (5) Indiana (26-17, 39 games remaining, 17 away)
((Regular Season Matches 0-1, Indiana 80 – CHICAGO 76)—————————————————————————–
 vs.
(1) OKLAHOMA CITY  (33-10, 39 games remaining, 20 away) vs. (8) Houston (22-22, 38 games remaining, 19 away)
(Regular Season Matches 2-0, Houston 98 – Oklahoma 120; Oklahoma 124 – Houston 94)
 vs.  
(2) SAN ANTONIO (34-11, 37 games remaining, 17 away) vs. (7) Utah (23-19, 40 games remaining, 17 away)
(Regular Season Matches 1-1, Utah 100 – SAN ANTONIO 110;  SAN ANTONIO 96 – Utah 99)
 vs.
(3) LOS ANGELES (32-12, 38 games remaining, 21 away) vs. (6) Denver (26-18, 38 games remaining, 16 away)
(Regular Season Matches 1-1, Denver 100 – LOS ANGELES 112;  LOS ANGELES 78 – Denver 92)
vs.
(4) MEMPHIS (27-14, 41 games remaining, 22 away) vs. (5) Golden State (26-15, 41 games remaining, 20 away)
(Regular Season Matches 2-0, MEMPHIS 104 – Golden State 94;  MEMPHIS 94 – Golden State 87)
 
The team of the moment is San Antonio Spurs. They are on 6 games winning streak (15 home games winning streak as well)  and have the better victory percentage (76.7%).
 
In the Eastern Conference, teams like Cleveland (11-32), Charlotte (10-32) and Washington (9-31) will surely miss the playoffs. The same will happen in Western Conference respecting to Phoenix (15-28) and New Orleans (14-28).
Kobe Bryant’s Lakers are in a very hard position to reach (17-25) playoffs but we bet they will get 8th and last spot at the cost of Houston. All the other current 7 top seeded shall go forward. In Eastern Conference we believe current 6 top seeded will be in the playoffs. 7th and 8th spots will be discussed between Milwaukee, Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto. We leave Detroit and Orlando out.

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