4 way tie?

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  1. himat

    himat Bench Warmer

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    If milwaukee and indy lose today and philly and chicago wins there will be a 4 way tie for the last 2 spots! How would they see which 2 get in and which 2 don't if the standings are a tie at the end of the season? I'm rooting for philly to make 7th and chicago to get 8th.
  2. SKluck

    SKluck First Round Draft Pick

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    Well since the tiebreaker is record against opponent, I guess it would be whoever has the first and 2nd best record against the other 3. Next tiebreaker is division record, then conference record after that I believe. There are like 6 or 7 sets of tiebreakers.
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    After the above tie breakers I believe the next one is points scored!!

    Against who I dont know!
  4. wfhutchi

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    I believe it is the same tie breaker rules as for a 3-way tie except it applies to 4 teams instead of three.
  5. Sycamore Sam

    Sycamore Sam First Round Draft Pick

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    And right now (Saturday) the Bucks are 5th, Pacers 6th and Wizards 7th. The Bucks hold the tiebreaker.
    But what's up with AI and CWeb? With Iguadola and Korver, that team should have already clinched.
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    What!:) :)

    You mean to tell me the Pistons could play the Wiz in the 1st round?

    I hope whatever need to happen for that matchup happens........
  7. FreshPrince22

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    I'm not sure about that. We're 0-2 against them this year. And coincidentally, we'll probably have a chance to decide their playoff spot during the final game of the regular season.
  8. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    Are you telling me you are afraid of the Washington Wizards?

    Yes they have 2 victories against us in the regular season, however, I am convinced in a playoff series they would win one game tops.

    I get a lot of info on the Wiz here locally and they have to be one of the most inconistent teams in the league who try and outscore you every game.

    Detroit will toy with and destroy them in the playoffs, if it happens!
  9. ahb

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    It's time for Chris Webber to retire.

    And this has to be the most pathetic playoff "race" I've ever seen. All relevant Saturday games having been played (losses all), here're the standings:

    5. WAS 39-40-3 (CLE, MIL, @DET)
    6. MIL 39-41-2 (DET, @WAS)
    7. IND 39-41-2 (@TOR, @ORL)
    8. CHI 38-41-3 (@ORL, TOR).

    The Wizards move into 5th by virtue of being idle (if you don't play, you can't lose). The Bulls being the only team of this lot with any heart at all, I wouldn't be surprised if Jermaine O'Neal got his wish.
  10. BillLaimbeer

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    DETERMINING TIES FOR PLAYOFF POSITION

    In order to break a tie for playoff positions, if one exists at the end of
    the regular season, the following criteria will be utilized in the order
    set forth:

    TWO-WAY TIES

    a. Results of games against each other.

    b. Better winning percentage within own division (only if tied teams are in same division).

    c. Better winning percentage within own conference.

    d. Better winning percentage against playoff opponents in own conference.

    e. Better winning percentage against playoff opponents in opposite conference.

    f. Better point differential between offense and defense.


    MORE THAN TWO TEAMS TIED

    a. If applicable, division champions must be determined first.

    b. Best cumulative winning percentage in total games involving all teams
    tied.

    c. Best winning percentage within own division (only if tied teams are in
    same division).

    d. Best winning percentage within own conference.

    e. Best winning percentage against playoff opponents in own conference.

    f. Best point differential between offense and defense.


    Note: If a multiple team tie is reduced to a two-team tie at any point
    using the above criteria, the two-team tie will be resolved in accordance with the existing two-team tie procedure.
  11. special ed

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    Who gives a crap about the 5-8 teams? If these guys were able to pull off a monumental upset of the Heat or the (gasp) Pistons, would it not give credence to the belief that the NBA's regular season is worthless?
    Those teams have basically taken the year off and to all of a sudden they kick it in? I would be led to believe that they knew what they were doing.
    More power to them to let us know what may already have been known.
    I get tired of the Arenas dram or some absolutely pathetic players that Carlisle gives the minutes to. But maybe that's just me.
  12. Griffin

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    This is really a mess. We play Milwaukee and Washington, and in between those two games the Bucks and Wiz play each other. Indy and Chicago both have two games left, both against Toronto and Orlando.

    I want to know which team we have the highest probability of playing. I guess you could take the "We're Amazing, I don't care who we play" approach. But that's just not me. I want to know my opponent as early as possible.

    Can anyone reason out a likely 5-8 seeding?
  13. SKluck

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    Indy will probably go 1-1 against Tor and Orl for 40-42
    Milk I think will go 0-2 against Det and Wiz for 39-43
    Chicago will go 1-1 against Orl and Tor for 40-42
    Wiz will go 1-1 against Milk and Det for 41-41

    Milk will be on a b2b against the Wiz, Wiz will be on a b2b when they play Det.

    That gives us

    5 Wiz
    6 Indy
    7 Bulls
    8 Milk

    If we drop today's game:

    5 Wiz
    6 Milk
    7 Indy
    8 Bulls

    For the good of the D, I think we should tank today. I don't really want the Bucks, and I want Indy to get Miami. Ok, apparently like half our team is inactive today, so the 2nd lineup is almost guaranteed unless the Bucks REALLY suck it up today.
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    Griff. I'm sorry for your anxiety. I fit the above group. We will be playing some chumps in the first round. We will take these chumps to the woodshed, and show them what "No Free Chili" means.

    Depending on which chumps win the tiebreaker and are the last ones left after a game of horse, aforementioned chumps will have a couple of nervous "we can do it" moments before realizing thier ultimate fate.
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    I think our first round opponent does matter. Not because I think we have a chance of losing, but because I want the team that will give us the least resistence on our way to the EC Finals and Championships.

    We wasted too much energy last year, playing more games than any other team in playoff history. I want a much smoother ride to the finals this year. Let the other team fight it out in game 7's this time around.
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    Got this from the Pistons official forum, I hope it's accurate.

    Based on the remaining games to play for Indy and Chicago...

    1. Pacers win, Bulls win ... Pistons play the BUCKS.

    2. Pacers win, Bulls lose ... Pistons play the BULLS.

    3. Pacers lose, Bulls win ... Pistons play the PACERS.

    4. Pacers lose, Bulls lose ... Pistons play the BULLS.
  17. ggazoo69

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    I hope it is scenario 1. I'd rather see the Bucks. I know we have owned the Bulls, but I want to see Redd demoralized by the Pistonians.
  18. Darth Tater

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    I have to believe the Bulls win tonight. They're hot and can easily take Toronto who is ready for the beach. That means we play the Pacers or Bucks.

    I can see Orlando beating Indiana, but I think Indiana squeaks by them. I'm guessing we play the Bucks.

    It won't matter either way. I'm just happy to avoid Washington.
  19. Dlev59

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    Why do you guys fear the Wiz? Ok, they beat us twice and perhaps, with the starters resting, they may beat us again tonight.

    SO WHAT!!!!

    The real season starts this weekend, and trust me the Wiz are not a team to be feared. If this was football, one game and out, then I`d be worried, but it`s 4 games the Wiz have to beat us.

    It will not happen.......
  20. Darth Tater

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    No fear in the least. I'm not certain where you got that from.:confused:

    But I do believe the wizards can win two games out of seven, whereas I believe the other first round teams cannot win more than one. I'd like to see the Pistons as rested as possible for their real challengers (whom IMO they will inevitably defeat).

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