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Old 07-08-2006, 12:59 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by RSSMOOTH
We definately have a chance of making it past the first round because I think the NBA is changing their playoff seeding format next year. It will be based on records as opposed to the ****ty northwest division getting the 3rd seed! With that in mind the rockets won't likely match up with a dallas or san antonion in the first round!

It's not that simple though.

Top 4 teams are the 3 Division winners + whoever has the best record outside of those teams. Then they take those 4 and put them in order of best record.

For example, this past playoffs were...

San Antonio (Division Winner)
Suns (Division Winner)
Nuggets (Division Winner)
Dallas (Next best record after DW's)
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Memphis
Clippers
Lakers
Kings

But with the new setup they would have been...

San Antonio (Division Winner)
Dallas (Next best record after DW's...less wins than SA but more than PHX)
Suns (Division Winner)
Denver (Division Winner)
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Memphis
Clippers
Lakers
Kings


So, it really only effects the first 4 seeds directly. So, if the Spurs, Mavs, and Rockets had the top 3 records in the West, the Rockets would still end up with the 5th seed, not the 3rd. Does that make any sense?
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