I am just plain out scared. Things looked bright with LAL and DAL looking like they were done for the season. Utah's home streak was amazing, even though are roads lacked, we were under OKC for awhile, now were a LOSING team, almost as low as DAL!
I count 8 teams, for the bottom 4 spots. 6 are .500, and 2 aren't(UTA and DAL). Current top four are definite playoff teams(Although I am gonna automatically give GS the 5th spot).
I deduce that Utah is pretty much going to need to battle for 2nd spot in Northwest if they want to get 8th place. Were talking maybe a 2-4 way tie. Or you can see it as, LAL, HOU, DAL, GS, DEN, POR, MIN, and UTA as the combatants for the bottom 4. With GS, LAL, and HOU as likely picks for 3/4 spots.
PAC = LAC and GS. LAL as a comeback team
SW = SAS and MEM. HOU as a great chance team. DAL as a potential comeback team(making 1 NW team).
NW = OKC. UTA and MIN were great chance teams, but...
That, leaves one spot between POR, DEN, MIN and UTA, assuming Dallas continues to lose(same with PHO, NO, and SAC). However, we might get 3 from Northwest, if HOU or LAL don't do as good as I think they will!
Does this sound about right?