REGULAR SEASON: LAKERS OR CELTICS

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    REGULAR SEASON: LAKERS OR CELTICS

    ....who is first now in a tie wins/loses?
     
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    The Lakers want to keep their streak going to the end of the season. Good luck Lakers!!!
     
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    The divisional tiebreaker only applies to teams in same division. In case of Celtics-Lakers, it is skipped.

    When I read the rules, I think the Celtics win. But I read somewhere else on ESPN that the Lakers have it.

    Who is right?
     
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    After the Spurs locked up homecourt last night, i think L.A. will shut it down..they are playing pretty bad right now and look tired.  Got really no reason to go all out now..I think if we can still get a better record than L.A. I say go for it...
     
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    Lakers hold tiebreaker against Celtics

    Jay King | March 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm | 4 Comments

    As the playoffs come closer, scoreboard watching now makes sense. At the current time, the Boston Celtics (50-19) are in second place in the Eastern Conference, 1/2 game behind the Chicago Bulls (51-19). The Celtics are also third in the NBA, behind only the Bulls and the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs (57-13), mere percentage points ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers (51-20).

    A win over the Bulls in the teams’ final meeting (Thursday, April 7) would give the Celtics a 3-1 series advantage and clinch the tiebreaker should the two teams meet in the playoffs. But the Celtics have already lost the tiebreaker against the Lakers. (OC Register)

    Because the Lakers split the regular-season series with both Chicago and Boston, the next tiebreaker for NBA Finals home-court advantage is each team’s record against the opposing conference.

    The Lakers are done facing Eastern Conference teams and are 21-9 against them. The Celtics are 17-10 so far against the West, which means they can’t catch the Lakers. But the Bulls are 20-7 with three likely victories still left against West teams: vs. Memphis on Friday, at Minnesota on March 30 and vs. Phoenix on April 5.

    If the Lakers and Bulls both finish with 21-9 records against the opposing conference, the next tiebreaker would be … a random drawing! Crazy.

    If the Lakers tie with Miami, which is 2 1/2 games behind the Lakers, the Heat would have home-court advantage in that NBA Finals matchup as a result of winning both head-to-head games with the Lakers.

    For the East-West tiebreaker to be relevant (and for the Lakers really to lament that three-game pre-All-Star skid in Orlando, Charlotte and Cleveland), the Lakers would obviously have to finish the regular season tied with Chicago or Boston. Both the Bulls and Celtics have relatively balanced remaining schedules with regard to home-road and winning-losing teams. The Lakers have a home-heavy schedule (seven of 11 remaining games) but face mostly winning teams (eight of 11 remaining games).

     
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    In Response to Re: REGULAR SEASON: LAKERS OR CELTICS:
    [QUOTE]Lakers hold tiebreaker against Celtics Jay King | March 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm | 4 Comments As the playoffs come closer, scoreboard watching now makes sense. At the current time, the Boston Celtics (50-19) are in second place in the Eastern Conference, 1/2 game behind the Chicago Bulls (51-19). The Celtics are also third in the NBA, behind only the Bulls and the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs (57-13), mere percentage points ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers (51-20). A win over the Bulls in the teams’ final meeting (Thursday, April 7) would give the Celtics a 3-1 series advantage and clinch the tiebreaker should the two teams meet in the playoffs. But the Celtics have already lost the tiebreaker against the Lakers. (OC Register) Because the Lakers split the regular-season series with both Chicago and Boston, the next tiebreaker for NBA Finals home-court advantage is each team’s record against the opposing conference. The Lakers are done facing Eastern Conference teams and are 21-9 against them. The Celtics are 17-10 so far against the West, which means they can’t catch the Lakers. But the Bulls are 20-7 with three likely victories still left against West teams: vs. Memphis on Friday, at Minnesota on March 30 and vs. Phoenix on April 5. If the Lakers and Bulls both finish with 21-9 records against the opposing conference, the next tiebreaker would be … a random drawing! Crazy. If the Lakers tie with Miami, which is 2 1/2 games behind the Lakers, the Heat would have home-court advantage in that NBA Finals matchup as a result of winning both head-to-head games with the Lakers. For the East-West tiebreaker to be relevant (and for the Lakers  really to lament that three-game pre-All-Star skid in Orlando, Charlotte and Cleveland), the Lakers would obviously have to finish the regular season tied with Chicago or Boston. Both the Bulls and Celtics have relatively balanced remaining schedules with regard to home-road and winning-losing teams. The Lakers have a home-heavy schedule (seven of 11 remaining games) but face mostly winning teams (eight of 11 remaining games).
    Posted by NickFaldo[/QUOTE]

    Then we have to have fewer losses, I guess!
     
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    That means realistically, we need to go 5-0. and Lakers need to go 3-1. Gonna be tough. We have two back to backs left. along with Bulls, Heat and knicks. 


     
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    For the East-West tiebreaker to be relevant (and for the Lakers really to lament that three-game pre-All-Star skid in Orlando, Charlotte and Cleveland), the Lakers would obviously have to finish the regular season tied with Chicago or Boston.

    but doesn't this sentence from the last paragraph contradict the notion that lakers have already clinched HCA vs Cs?
     
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    If we win tonight we will have the same record as the Lakers. Meaning if you go here you can see who wins the tie breaker by the way the standings are listed.


     
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    LA has to lose one game more than us.
    It is possible

     
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    [QUOTE]For the East-West tiebreaker to be relevant (and for the Lakers really to lament that three-game pre-All-Star skid in Orlando, Charlotte and Cleveland), the Lakers would obviously have to finish the regular season tied with Chicago or Boston. but doesn't this sentence from the last paragraph contradict the notion that lakers have already clinched HCA vs Cs?
    Posted by BaileyPowe[/QUOTE]

    Granted, that wasn't the clearest piece of writing. The guy is saying the Lakers would lament it coming to an unnecessary tiebreaker because of a previous losing streak.  Since at the time and maybe still Chicago can win the tiebreaker with LA, the sentence survives. Unless the basic order of tiebreakers was worng in the original article, the Celtics must be one game ahead of LA to win the tiebreaker. That's quite possible, but the Celtics don't have much wiggle room. Like they are going to want to take care of those back to backs against the Wizards and probably run the table. Being ahead of the Lakers at the end looks tough but not too tough because the Lakers are skidding. Ending up ahead of Miami is looking easy especially if we beat them on Sunday. Though I think it's more important to have hca against LA than Miami. I have no respect for the Heat.
     
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