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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2016, 12:40:39 AM »

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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2016, 12:50:17 AM »

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Getting to 3rd is pretty important, because we could avoid the Cavs until Round 3.

Yep. It's going to come down to the very last game, in my opinion.

Some people keep saying that Atlanta has an easier schedule down the stretch. I don't see it. They still have to play Toronto, us, and Cleveland, and as of now neither Toronto nor Boston will be sitting people. We, on the other hand, are 8-3 this season versus the final five teams that we play.

We'll HAVE to win in Atlanta, but if we do then I think we get the third seed.
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2016, 10:32:45 PM »

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Here's the current standings in the East as of tonight:

1) Cleveland 56-23
2) Toronto 52-25
T3) Boston 46-32
T3) Atlanta 46-32
5) Miami 45-32
6) Charlotte 45-33
7) Indiana 42-36
8 ) Detroit 42-37
9) Chicago 39-39
10) Washington 38-40

We have two big games coming tomorrow night with Toronto in Atlanta and Chicago in Miami. A win in Chicago should ultimately take Miami out of the running for the third spot. Chicago pretty much has to win out to have a chance at the playoffs, so I expect a good effort from them tomorrow, even if they have lost three times to Miami already this year. The more interesting game is Toronto at Atlanta, because Toronto has beaten Atlanta three times this year already. We'll still probably have to win in Atlanta on Saturday to secure the third seed, but a win by Toronto would go a long ways in ensuring our third place status. There doesn't seem to be any indication that the Raptors will rest anyone tomorrow either.
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2016, 06:37:24 AM »

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jpotter, a minor correction: atlanta currently holds the 3rd spot as they have the tiebreaker.

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2016, 10:36:38 AM »

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If we beat the Heat and Hornets in the final match-ups coming up, it will give me a super-good feeling going against them in playoffs.   

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2016, 09:57:05 PM »

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Not looking all that great with the Bulls or Raptors helping us out tonight. Phoenix might help the Brooklyn pick, though!
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2016, 11:28:12 PM »

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Current standings after tonight:

1) Cleveland 56-23
2) Toronto 52-26
3) Atlanta 47-32
4) Boston 46-32
5) Miami 46-32
6) Charlotte 45-33
7) Indiana 42-36
8 ) Detroit 42-37
9) Chicago 39-40
10) Washington 38-40

Toronto and Chicago both did not do us any favors tonight by losing to Atlanta and Miami, respectively. Right now, it looks like a three man race to the third seed with us and Atlanta being the two top contenders. Ultimately, it's going to come down to who wins on Saturday night in Atlanta. If Boston wins, then I think we take the third seed with the opposite being true if Atlanta wins. Atlanta still has us, Cleveland, and Washington left. Washington is most likely a win, and though Cleveland doesn't have anything left to play for, they've already been resting guys in games. As long as James  plays they still have a chance. As for Miami, they have a home-and-home with Orlando, a game at Detroit, and a game at Boston to finish the season. I think it will be tough to win both of those Orlando games consecutively, and both in Detroit and Boston they won't be favored to win.

Ultimately, we control our own fate, and though we must take care of business tomorrow night at home against Milwaukee, the greatest test comes on Saturday in Atlanta. It's a must-win game if we want to take the third seed.

I see that game as a 50/50 game right now, but if we win it then I think we win out the season going into the playoffs with a pretty decent win streak.
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #82 on: April 08, 2016, 01:37:03 AM »

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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #83 on: April 08, 2016, 02:37:46 AM »

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^TP to you potter for the daily updates man

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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 08, 2016, 08:13:00 PM »

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Miami up on Orlando by 2 at halftime in Orlando. Hopefully Orlando can pull off the upset and help us out.

Charlotte up 7 on Brooklyn at halftime. Given that it's Brooklyn, I'm obviously okay with a Charlotte win tonight.
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 08, 2016, 09:29:15 PM »

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Miami loses to Orlando!

Essentially, it's now down to us versus Atlanta for the third seed!
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2016, 09:32:05 PM »

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« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2016, 02:34:06 AM »

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What is our win loss record with ATL and Charlotte this year? I know we have the tiebreak for Miami, hopefully we can win the tiebreak for the other 2 as well.

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« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2016, 02:49:32 AM »

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What is our win loss record with ATL and Charlotte this year? I know we have the tiebreak for Miami, hopefully we can win the tiebreak for the other 2 as well.

We beat Charlotte both times we played them.

Atlanta is up 2-1 against us.

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« Reply #89 on: April 09, 2016, 02:52:04 AM »

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Big time game tomorrow.  I really want to avoid the cavs until the 3rd round.  We need that 3rd seed.