25 games to the playoffs! Can the Grizzlies garner a playoff spot. It going to be an uphill climb to make it.
The table below shows the relevant facts about the remaining games. Dallas , Golden State and LA Clippers have the hardest Strength of Schedule left with Memphis and Phoenix having the easiest of these 6 teams.
However, the Grizzlies have the the most games left to play and play 12 teams with a record of over 500. They play 14 teams who are now in the playoff picture. A tough schedule, which means beating all the weaker (if that’s relevant in the NBA) teams they play. The Grizzlies also have 6 more road games than home games. Having a 10-18 home record is hurting them. On the bright side they have 15 away games left and have played well on the road with at 15-11 record.
Dallas has games with 10 playoff teams and 11 with an above 500 record. They only play 21 more games and 12 of them at home. That will be in their favor.
Phoenix’s remaining games are about like the Grizzlies in many ways. The Grizzlies have won the season series with them, so a tie goes to the Grizzlies.
Below is a table that shows the remaining schedule for 4th to 9th position. Enjoy. Let me know if you see errors in this. I’ll try to update this each week on Monday or Tuesday.
Here’s a few other sites you can check about the playoffs.