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KB-Pau-DH2012
04-02-2012, 11:40 PM
Right now, all 4 teams are fighting for the top record in the league.

I'm listing the playoff teams that each team will be facing the rest of the way.


CHICAGO BULLS (42-13) (7 games vs playoff teams, 2 head-to-head matchups vs competition)

4/5 vs Celtics
4/8 @ Knicks
4/10 vs Knicks
4/12 vs Heat
4/19 @ Heat
4/21 vs Mavericks
4/25 @ Pacers



OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (40-13) (5 games vs playoff teams, 1 head-to-head matchup vs competition)

4/4 @ Heat
4/6 @ Pacers
4/11 vs Clippers
4/22 @ Lakers
4/25 vs Nuggets


MIAMI HEAT (37-14) (9 games vs playoff teams, 3 head-to-head matchups vs competition)

4/3 vs 76ers
4/4 vs Thunder
4/6 vs Grizzlies
4/10 vs Celtics
4/12 @ Bulls
4/15 @ Knicks
4/19 vs Bulls
4/22 vs Rockets
4/24 @ Celtics


SAN ANTONIO SPURS (36-14) (5 games vs playoff teams)

4/4 @ Celtics
4/11 vs Lakers
4/12 vs Grizzlies
4/17 @ Lakers
4/20 vs Lakers

kozelkid
04-02-2012, 11:44 PM
It's hard not to pick OKC at this point. Easiest schedule of the 4 and currently hold a tiebreaker over Chicago and Miami (although Miami can at least even it up on Wednesday).

shep33
04-02-2012, 11:49 PM
I'm going OKC, seems like their sched is a lot easier. But honestly, home court doesn't matter. The best team always wins.

When was the last time a team with the best record won it all?

Ovratd1up
04-02-2012, 11:57 PM
Rose's return will factor much into this, but at this point one still has to like OKC.

justinnum1
04-02-2012, 11:58 PM
probably will be chicago, but miami is the best home team having lost only 2 all season long and our next 10 of 13 are at home

should be exciting

Baller1
04-02-2012, 11:59 PM
OKC, really? I thought most would choose Chicago. That's who I've got.

meloman1592
04-03-2012, 12:23 AM
I would say the Bulls but because his health is up in the air, I'll go with okc

beasted86
04-03-2012, 12:24 AM
I'll go with Chicago.

They've already proven their bench can win games. So over the final 3 games when the Thunder, HEAT, and Spurs bench their vets for injury avoidance, the Bulls will have no problem winning those games still.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-03-2012, 12:25 AM
When was the last time a team with the best record won it all?

2008 Celtics.

justinnum1
04-03-2012, 12:29 AM
I'll go with Chicago.

They've already proven their bench can win games. So over the final 3 games when the Thunder, HEAT, and Spurs bench their vets for injury avoidance, the Bulls will have no problem winning those games still.

i dont think the heat would bench anyone if its close and we can take the best overall record

LA_Raiders
04-03-2012, 12:36 AM
OKC lost today, i go with the bulls

shep33
04-03-2012, 12:39 AM
2008 Celtics.

Ah thanks KB.

Sinestro
04-03-2012, 12:45 AM
I got OKC, Rose will still miss more games and it will hurt us, I doubt the Heat will care too much for the #1 seed

Baller1
04-03-2012, 12:51 AM
No one has picked their own team... What the **** is going on?

naps
04-03-2012, 01:02 AM
I got Chicago. They are the best regular season team in the league, hands down. They are almost unbeatable even without their best player. It's crazy they still have the best record after Rose missing so many games.

DaBear
04-03-2012, 01:07 AM
I'm going with the Bulls. Yeah yeah we lost two in a row, but the Bulls will not let up again.

Thunder 9
04-03-2012, 01:10 AM
It dont matter...the best team will win it all regardless of seeding.

Mcdoh
04-03-2012, 01:23 AM
im going with OKC here..

TopsyTurvy
04-03-2012, 02:00 AM
Until tonight the Bulls had gone a franchise-record 86 regular-season games without dropping two in a row, second only to Utah's 95-game run in the late 1990s.

:(

Giraffes Rule
04-03-2012, 02:32 AM
Probably Thunder. Spurs have a rough schedule, I think they still have a back to back to back in there. Gotta think they're going to be resting Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili quite a bit. Heat are slumping right now, look a bit disinterested. Maybe they'll turn it around soon, but they don't really have to until playoffs. Bulls could come up and beat the Thunder out, but they'll need Rose to do so and I don't see why they would feel they need to push Rose coming off an injury. Sooo Thunder. Young, easiest schedule, probably the only team that really wants it.

Longhornfan1234
04-03-2012, 04:16 AM
Thunder will have the better record.

Bulls_fan90
04-03-2012, 05:06 AM
OKC for me. Unless Rose gets back soon, I don't think Chicago will get the number 1 overall seed.

jp611
04-03-2012, 08:39 AM
I think OKC will take it, easiest schedule of the bunch and hold tiebreakers... Plus they've been rolling while Chicago and Miami have stumbled a bit

Chi City23
04-03-2012, 09:45 AM
OKC. Easier schedule and Bulls are starting to play like scrubs at the wrong time. Also not even sure Rose is coming back during the regular season anymore.

I say the Bulls probably drop to the 3rd seed behind OKC and Miami if Rose misses 5 more games or more

JordansBulls
04-03-2012, 11:55 AM
Holy **** I didn't know the Spurs was that close in the rankings, also they own the head to head series vs OKC as well 2-1.

kdspurman
04-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Holy **** I didn't know the Spurs was that close in the rankings, also they own the head to head series vs OKC as well 2-1.

That's because all the attention is on the 3 other teams here plus both LA teams lol.

Chronz
04-03-2012, 12:55 PM
I think Pop will eventually have another game where he rests his stars, hes rarely been the kind to push for that sort of thing, though if its close late in the season he might. Everyone else has at one point been the #1 seed and lost so I doubt they care.

OKC is on the opposite end, they have never been this good and have more drive, if they dominate the playoffs on top of dominating the regular season, it will be a first time someone has done that since.... Duncan I believe.

kdspurman
04-03-2012, 01:09 PM
I think Pop will eventually have another game where he rests his stars, hes rarely been the kind to push for that sort of thing, though if its close late in the season he might. Everyone else has at one point been the #1 seed and lost so I doubt they care.

OKC is on the opposite end, they have never been this good and have more drive, if they dominate the playoffs on top of dominating the regular season, it will be a first time someone has done that since.... Duncan I believe.

Yea in 03 I guess you're referring to. They had the best record and Tim was the MVP, and Pop was COY.

I do see Pop resting the Tim/Tony/Manu, but depending on what game he does it, the bench is pretty darn good now. He might not be able to throw a game as easily as before. (Again depending on who the game is against) 16 games in 26 days is not easy. But they're getting it done now while limiting guys minutes.

JayW_1023
04-03-2012, 03:21 PM
The Spurs don't care about the best record. Just health in the postseason. They would gladly give up the second seed for that.

Not happening though.

ChicagoRox
04-03-2012, 05:35 PM
It'll be the Thunder. Right now the they are the youngest (Fresh legs) and healthiest team (No major injuries).