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Old 04-05-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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Can someone explain what "clinch a playoff berth" means in NBA? And how do you calculate that? Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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Can someone explain what "clinch a playoff berth" means in NBA? And how do you calculate that? Thanks.

I don't know but I'm just glad that we did it!!
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:04 AM   #3
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it just means that you're sure of making the playoffs, no?
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it just means that you're sure of making the playoffs, no?


Yeah I believe that it means no matter if we were to lose all of our remaining games we would still be in the playoffs. Why the Spurs have the exact same record and didn't "clinch" I guess is because we are in the lead in our division right now and the Hornets lead the Spurs in their division.
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It means that even we lose all the remaining games of the regular season we still we be among the first 8 teams.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: "clinch a playoff berth"

It means that the number of games remaining in the season is equal to or less than the number of games behind the team in the 8th spot in the conference is in.

Example:

Lakers have 7 games left in the season, Denver is 7 games behind and the Lakers own the tie breaker with Denver.

(i think i said that right)


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Old 04-05-2008, 11:42 AM   #7
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It means that the number of games remaining in the season is equal to or less than the number of games behind the team in the 8th spot in the conference is in.

Example:

Lakers have 7 games left in the season, Denver is 7 games behind and the Lakers own the tie breaker with Denver.

(i think i said that right)



So I guess the Spurs don't own the tie breaker with GS or Denver then????
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #8
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So I guess the Spurs don't own the tie breaker with GS or Denver then????

Doubtful, they are playing above 500 teams at .500% ball this year, an exact 20-20
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Ah ok. Thanks SoCalMike and et. al.
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