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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

We’re now officially past the halfway point of the season, and things are still fairly close. It’s looking more and more like we’ll see the Heat and Celtics in the first round, but other than that, who knows? The top of the West remains volatile, as does a large swath of the East. Teams could […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

12 weeks into the season, we finally have two #1 teams remaining the same from the previous week. The Heat are creating a bit of space while the Thunder have some tough competition at the top. The West is also producing some additional teams fighting for the last playoff spots, while the East is pretty […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

We’re well into January, and there’s still plenty of story-lines to follow. The Celtics and Nets are up; the Hawks are down. The race for both #1s and the West’s #8 are still very much up for grabs. Teams are jumping all over each other all the time, so let’s look at what would happen […]

Sullinger, Pierce Thrive Against Rockets as Celtics Push Win-Streak to Five

Paul Pierce put in a team-high 23 points as the Celtics cruised to the 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Friday marked the fifth straight game the Celtics got a solid all out team effort. Jared Sullinger came off a career night Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns when he had 12 points […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

We’re a full 10 weeks into the season now, coming up on the halfway mark, and the league is as exciting as ever. The eight playoff teams in each conference are beginning to separate themselves from #9-#15 a little, but within that top group, it’s still a veritable free-for-all for positioning. Of the 16 playoff […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

With 2013 finally here, everything is still as tight as ever. Yet again, a #1 seed changed hands, as did each #8, for that matter. No playoff team is more than a game away from at least one other team. Teams are going back and forth as much as they ever have, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

2012 is coming to a close, but it’s not doing much to change the volatility in the NBA standings. Both conferences have new leaders. The races to fill out the bracket are as close as ever. Truly, no team is safe, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

We’re now in December, and the NBA races are still as close as ever. Both #1s are still very close. The teams continue to endlessly jostle at the bottom of the playoff standings. Even Washington finally won a game. Anyone could jump or fall several spots in the blink of an eye, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

We’re a month into the season now, and there’s no shortage of stories. Both conferences have new leaders, the races for #8 are as crowded as ever and the Wizards still have hope for a 0-82 season. It’s still a logjam up and down the standings, meaning anything can happen, so let’s look at what […]

Celtics Officially Sign Jason Terry, Pursue Courtney Lee

The Celtics used their full mid-level exception on Wednesday to make their signing of veteran guard, Jason Terry, official. Terry’s deal will be worth approximately $15 million over the course of three seasons. Danny Ainge had tried to persuade the Dallas Mavericks to sign-and-trade Terry to the Celtics so that he could maintain the team’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

We’re now less than two weeks from the conclusion of the regular season, and only seven spots (three divisions) have been locked up so far. Few teams are very secure in a seed, which means there’s still plenty to play for. So where does that leave everyone? Let’s look at what would happen if the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

After another week, we’re starting to see some teams punch their postseason tickets, and some teams bow out. The Thunder have weakened themselves out of the #1 spot out West. The Wildcard races are also pretty close as well, which should make the last 10 games or so that much more entertaining. So with the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 14

After another week, the drama is picking up in some areas. The 76ers have slid clear out of the division lead. The Knicks are out Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, but have a decent lead on the last spot, for now. The Lakers are running into a mini tough patch, and the Clippers are making […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

There’s already only 1/3 of the season remaining, and there’s no shortage of entertainment. There are lots of close races, including divisions and the final playoff spots. There hasn’t been much movement in the seeding, though, except for the Lakers rising up and putting some room between them and the Clippers. And now that the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

After another week of NBA action, the playoff spots are starting to become solidified, but who gets what is still much less concrete (especially in the West). The Bulls and Thunder still lead the way, though the Heat aren’t exactly exiting gracefully. The Celtics and Knicks continue to disappoint, while the Rockets and Spurs continue […]