The Grizzlies are in 3rd by a winning percentage margin of 0.001, even though the Nuggets are only 5 games back of the Spurs and the Grizzlies are 5.5 back, just as the Clippers are. Standings are based on winning percentage during the season. Of course, Memphis, Denver and LA Clippers are in a virtual tie for 3rd.
The schedule for the rest of March is somewhat in Denver’s favor as they play only 4 games, 2 home-2 away. Meanwhile the Clippers play 5 games, 1 H & 4 A, and 3 +500 teams. The Grizzlies play 6 games, 2 H & 4 A, & 3 +500 teams. Memphis has played 3 less games than Denver and 2 less than LAC, but by the end of March the Grizzlies will have played only 1 less game.
The Grizzlies have the hardest schedule in April of these three teams. To keep the 3rd spot will be difficult for our guys in Beal Street Blue, but I believe that they can do it. Because LAC will be a division winner, they cannot fall worse than 4th, no matter what their winning percentage is compared to Memphis and Denver. Since Denver won the series battle against Memphis, it means for the Grizzlies to get 3rd or 4th they have to end with a better record than the Nuggets. It won’t be easy, but it is possible. Check out all the playoff schedule facts below.
|Notes about series||
Top 5 teams’ series standings
|Denver beat Memphis 3-1||Memphis beat Oklahoma City 2-1||LA Clippers are 2-1 against Memphis with 1 game to play on 4-13 @MEM||San Antonio is 2-1 against Memphis with 1 game to play on 4-01 @MEM||Denver beat LA Clippers2-1||Oklahoma City beat LA Clippers 3-0||San Antonio is 2-1 against Oklahoma City with 1 game to play on 4-04 @OKC||LA Clippers are 2-1 against San Antonio with 1 game to play on 03-29 @SAS|
|6th to 9th place teams’ series standings||Utah beat LA Lakers 2-1||Houston beat Golden State 3-1||Houston beat Utah 3-1||Houston is 2-1 against LA Lakers with 1 game to play on 4-17 @LAL||Golden State and Utah are tied 1-1 with 1 game to play on 4-7 @GSW||LA Lakers are 2-0 against Golden State with 2 games to play on 3-25 @GSW & 4-12 @LAL|