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Old 01-24-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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out of 8th place in the East!!! Also, we have gone from like 0.3% chance of making the playoffs, according to Hollinger's Playoff Projections, to 12.8%. And we are currently #21 in his Power Rankings and #18 in Marc Stein's rankings.

It's too bad we had to play all those hard teams back to back to back to ...

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Old 01-24-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Good gosh, I didn't know we were that close, that makes me feel a lot better

We can still pull this out...
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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We can though we have a huge number of away games left compared to everyone else.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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Yeah, and those away games will be what decides whether or not we get in the playoffs or a lottery pick.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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who knows, maybe we'll become the NY Giants of the NBA and go on a huge road game win streak.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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I was about to say something about how we arent effected on the road b/c we have such weak support at home but I would have been very wrong...

Home Record: 14-13
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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yeah that's not good.....at all.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:43 PM   #8
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out of 8th place in the East!!! Also, we have gone from like 0.3% chance of making the playoffs, according to Hollinger's Playoff Projections, to 12.8%. And we are currently #21 in his Power Rankings and #18 in Marc Stein's rankings.

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we are moving up in the ranks
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:56 PM   #9
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Ya the Boston win itself shot us up in Hollinger's rankings by like 4 spots.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:30 AM   #10
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FYI 2 1/2 has become 1 1/2
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:03 AM   #11
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Now 1 game out of the playoffs. And a few things to take notice of...

1) NJ is going to have to trade Kidd. Chances are, for picks and young players... my guess is they will lose a lot of games after the trade and will not be in contention. Indiana is in limbo, I don't know what to think about them but if JO gets shut down for the season and they decide to pack it up, we can surpass them. That only leaves Chicago in front of us and I have to think we are better than that team. I don't know why, I just think we are better. We will be hurt b/c of our road games but...

I think we can finish strong and at least make a push then get 8th and beat Boston b/c we have proven we can do that! We'll be the Warriors of this season!
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I think we can finish strong and at least make a push then get 8th and beat Boston b/c we have proven we can do that! We'll be the Warriors of this season!


That would be fantastic. The real question mark for me will be the Bulls. They've looked pretty bad at times this year, yet when healthy we know they can be dangerous, especially when playing us. I just hope we get to the all-star break on a positive note and injury free.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:54 PM   #13
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seeing as how it looks like you won't even need a .500 record to sneak into the playoffs this year in the East and they way we have been playing as of late, I think we have a great chance of sneaking in. I think our goal should not only be the playoffs but to surpass the Hawks (who are sliding) and a third place finish in our division as well as a playoff birth could be a great stepping stone going into next year that should give our young guys some motivation after they see that they can contend in the East
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:14 PM   #14
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Sports writers/analysts have talked a lot of crap about the southeast division this year but we could potentially make up half the teams in the playoffs, even if only 1 or 2 teams make it out of the first round; I'd still be proud.
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Sports writers/analysts have talked a lot of crap about the southeast division this year but we could potentially make up half the teams in the playoffs, even if only 1 or 2 teams make it out of the first round; I'd still be proud.
i would be very proud if we made it out of the first round, or even into the playoffs. it would be one small step toward greatness
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