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Old 03-07-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

After next weeks games where we play both the Spurs and the Rockets we only have one other game where we play an elite team in the league (March 31 hosting the Lakers). That means of the 12 games remaining in the month 9 are very winnable (including the team with the worst record in the league Sacramento, Toronto, 2 games against the Knicks, the Pacers who may still be missing Danny Granger, and the injury-plagued Wizards). Seeing that now everybody's relatively healthy (knock on wood) and after winning 5 straight games we're now only 1 1/2 games out of the 8th spot I'm really liking our chances.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

Im 90% sure we make the playoffs.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

When you look at the schedule, you can't really look at individual teams. The fact we play the Knicks twice bothers me because we never seem to beat them. The same with the Spurs and Rockets. So at this point, it's all about matchups.

With that said, we are hot right now and I like our chances. New Jersey and Milwaukee are finally falling off as I expected.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

The various Cats players who have been interviewed have said that the guys are playing with only one goal and that is to make the playoffs. Considering the lack of turnovers in last night's game and the overall beauty and finesse of their playing, I think that we can take our guys at their word. They have a goal and they'll do what they can to make it happen. With that kind of intention we should at least come close to making that 8th spot if we don't actually get it.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

The Bobcats have been playing very consistently, that is, every player is maximizing what they're supposed to do. For example, Felton's dishing out tonnes of assists; Wallace has recovered and drives to the hoop a lot; Bell's shooting and defending well; Diaw finds open looks for literally everyone, but more often Okafor; and Okafor's grabbing rebound and scoring a lot better.

It doesn's matter if Charlotte crushes its opponents or not, but what matters is winning on a consistent basis. I just started playing Magic the Gathering and a few days ago "coached" by a DCI judge in Friday Night Magic. He said "the point is to win regularly, so say if a player always win 2 out of 3 games in any tornament, he's always winning." In fact, I crushed this judge once with my cheap deck, but cannot win 2 games out of 3. And in the end I still lose.

Anyway, the point is, losing is not a big deal, but as long as Charlotte doesn't lose games they aren't supposed to, they'll be fine for sure. Good teams win road games consistently, and Charlotte has begun doing so.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

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It doesn's matter if Charlotte crushes its opponents or not, but what matters is winning on a consistent basis. I just started playing Magic the Gathering and a few days ago "coached" by a DCI judge in Friday Night Magic. He said "the point is to win regularly, so say if a player always win 2 out of 3 games in any tornament, he's always winning." In fact, I crushed this judge once with my cheap deck, but cannot win 2 games out of 3. And in the end I still lose.

I just started playing MTG again recently I know what your talking about. I like the analogy though it fits. This team has to be consistent or else the playoffs will not happen.
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What are you two talking about? MTG? DCI? What are these foreign abbreviations?!
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

I think we have a good shot. I think the Bucks and Bulls will crumble. I just worry about the nets.
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What are you two talking about? MTG? DCI? What are these foreign abbreviations?!

MTG = Magic the Gathering - a trading card game
DCI = Duelists' Convocation International - a company operated by Wizards of the Coast, the producer of MTG. DCI specializes in hosting tournaments and Grand Prix for various trading card games, but mostly MTG.

Anyway if you don't like these posts you may just delete them since they're causing confusions. But Magic the Gathering is such a fun game, making me staying away from monitors and televisions.
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Is it like Pokemon, or D&D/WoW?
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Default Re: Will we make the playoffs? - Examining March's schedule

Back to questions about the Cats playoff chances.....
Bonnell has a short blurb located at: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/bob...ry/583645.html

Actually, the blurb is in response to some folks questions about whether the Cats are better off in the playoffs or draft lottery. Bonnell says playoffs and I agree because even if we make it only through the first round we still got there. And That will fill seats!!
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Anyone who would rather us be in the lottery, than the playoffs is just plain stupid.
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Anyone who would rather us be in the lottery, than the playoffs is just plain stupid.

Leave it to you to be direct in your statements! :
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