by user Xtinct
Let's face it. The Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (geez that's a type-ful), and Utah Jazz aren't fighting each other for the last two playoff spots. Nope, not one bit. The Hornets and the Jazz are fighting the Kings for the eighth spot while the Lakers should be looking to wrestling that coveted 6th spot away from the Memphis Grizzlies, who by the way have lost two in a row.
Coveted 6th? Hell to the yeah! Who wouldn't want to meet up with the Denver Nuggets in the first round; currently 40-32, a third seed by way of winning their ridiculously weak division. In fact, looking at straight up records, the Nuggets are only two games ahead of the Lakers, and down 0 - 2 head to head against the Lake Show this season.
So as we head down this stretch to mid-April with thoughts of playoff packed arenas dancing in our heads, let's make sure we are looking at what's in front of us and not so much about who's behind us. Plus, Amare Stoudemire or not, I don't think we want to see the Suns in the first round.
Thu 03/30/06, 6:56 am EST