Western Playoff Chances

New Orleans +1.5, Oklahoma City -1.3
Games Above .500  (Full Screen)
Chance Will Make Playoffs  (Full Screen)

Explain

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Chance will make playoffsWin titleChance will finish regular season at seed
FridayGW-LPCTGD%Change%Change123456789101112131415Avg.ChangeRPIStrengthSaturday
Golden StateWMemphis 107-84159-13.819784In52.1%+1.610001.01.765at MilwaukeeGolden State Warriors
MemphisLGolden State 84-10750-23.685230In1.7-0.6057193173002.9-0.313.596Memphis Grizzlies
LA ClippersWPhiladelphia 119-9848-25.658453In+0.07.6+0.612369339103.9+0.165.670Los Angeles Clippers
HoustonWMinnesota 120-110149-23.681233In+0.01.4+0.0242443015204.0+0.134.593Houston Rockets
PortlandPhoenix 65-70 (10:21 4th Qtr)345-25.643306100.0%2.4-0.2415810000003.86.625DenverPortland Trail Blazers
San AntonioWDallas 94-76146-26.639374100.0+0.04.5+0.4362175317105.7+0.247.648San Antonio Spurs
DallasLSan Antonio 76-9445-28.616242100.0-0.01.2-0.3000219727006.8-0.239.595Dallas Mavericks
Oklahoma City141-31.56917590.8-1.30.4-0.000007838108.010.570at UtahOklahoma City Thunder
New OrleansWSacramento 102-88138-34.528336.9+1.50.0+0.0007623109.2+0.0713.514New Orleans Hornets
PhoenixPortland 70-65 (10:21 4th Qtr)138-34.528382.4-0.20.0002306719.7-0.0515.515Phoenix Suns
UtahLDenver 91-107131-41.431-33Out-0.0No01963011.0-0.0217.486Oklahoma CityUtah Jazz
DenverWUtah 107-9128-45.384-240OutNo26335012.3+0.1524.405at PortlandDenver Nuggets
SacramentoLNew Orleans 88-102126-46.361-276OutNo13465012.6-0.1422.392Sacramento Kings
LA LakersLToronto 83-94219-52.268-414OutNo0096414.026.339Los Angeles Lakers
MinnesotaLHouston 110-120116-56.222-568OutNo49615.028.290Minnesota Timberwolves

We use the real NBA tiebreakers.
Adam updates the scores (email errors to adamv at mad dot scientist dot com).

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Monday
Oklahoma City 92 Minnesota 84
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
San Antonio-0.1
Oklahoma City+1.5
New Orleans-0.5
Phoenix-0.8
MinnesotaOut
New Orleans 99 Philadelphia 74
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
San Antonio-0.1
Oklahoma City-0.5
New Orleans+1.4
Phoenix-0.8
Memphis 103 Orlando 94
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
Memphis+0.1
+0.0
LA Clippers 102 Denver 98
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
LA Clippers+0.1
Portland*-0.0
Brooklyn vs PortlandIf winner is:HomeAway
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
LA Clippers7.77.6
Portland2.22.5
Tuesday
Dallas 90 Memphis 109
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
Memphis+0.1
+0.1
Dallas-0.4
-0.2
Oklahoma City+0.1
Golden State 111 Chicago 113
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
Golden State-0.2
LA Lakers 92 Washington 98
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win title
LA LakersOut

* A starred outcome could have no effect or just a really small effect. The simulation did not run long enough to know.

First Round Opponents

Who is going to play who in the first round of the playoffs.   Explain

Golden StateMemphisLA ClippersHoustonPortlandSan AntonioDallasOklahoma CityNew OrleansPhoenixUtah
Golden State0.00.00.00.20.76.783.26.92.4No
Memphis0.08.46.014.622.844.43.70.00.0
LA Clippers0.08.417.629.327.316.21.10.00.0
Houston0.06.017.627.324.322.62.10.00.0
Portland0.214.629.327.321.46.80.40.00.0
San Antonio0.722.827.324.321.43.20.20.00.0
Dallas6.744.416.222.66.83.20.0NoNo
Oklahoma City83.23.71.12.10.40.20.0
New Orleans6.90.00.00.00.00.0No
Phoenix2.40.00.00.00.00.0No
UtahNo