Power Rankings Week 4 LGBA PSN - Road to the Playoffs Edition

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    Welcome back guys, hope everyone enjoyed the break. Im going to be changing up the format this week, ill still rank the teams but i'm going to do a playoff path article instead.

    Eastern Conference

    1. Toronto Raptors 21-3 (6-0)

    Upcoming games before playoffs.

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Denver Nuggets @ Toronto Raptors
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Toronto Raptors
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Houston Rockets
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Toronto Raptors
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Charlotte Hornets
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors

    Looking at the remaining games it looks as if... it doesn't matter, Once brooklyn loses two more times the raps will clinch.

    Playoff Percentage - 100%

    2. Charlotte Hornets 15-9 (4-2)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Houston Rockets @ Charlotte Hornets
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Denver Nuggets @ Charlotte Hornets
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Charlotte Hornets
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Charlotte Hornets
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ New York Knicks
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Cleveland Cavaliers @ Charlotte Hornets
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Brooklyn Nets

    Charlotte currently sits in 3rd in the east, however I believe they are a bit better than the 2nd place bulls. Charlottes magic number right now to clinch ( based on the nets winning out ) is 8. I see them winning atleast half their remaining games and easily clinching once brooklyn loses some games.

    Playoff Percentage - 95%

    3. Chicago Bulls 17-7 (4-2)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ Chicago Bulls
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ San Antonio Spurs
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Chicago Bulls
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Denver Nuggets @ Chicago Bulls
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Chicago Bulls
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Miami Heat
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm New York Knicks @ Chicago Bull

    Currently sitting in the number 2 spot in the east standings the bulls, much like the hornets and raps looked have to locked down a playoff spot, with 6 winnings clinching a spot for them and 5 games on the sched already looking like guarantees, this team is sitting nice.

    Playoff Percentage - 95%

    4. Philadelphia 76ers 13-11 (3-3)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Denver Nuggets
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Houston Rockets @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Cleveland Cavaliers @ Philadelphia 76ers

    Here is where it gets interesting in the playoff race, the 76ers have 7 games atleast that will be competitive left, and one of them will be against the team chasing them, on the last day of the regular season. This could get interesting. Phi did go out and pull off the biggest trade of the break with grabbing ForeignObject for the disgruntled Wetlikekylelowry. I personally dont see them losing the spot but its very much possible.

    Playoff percentage - 80%

    5. Brooklyn Nets 11-13 (2-4)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Houston Rockets
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Brooklyn Nets
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Brooklyn Nets
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Brooklyn Nets
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Miami Heat @ Brooklyn Nets
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Chicago Bulls
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn lost a huge game this week against the 76ers which would currently have both teams at 12-12. Fortunately they have a game against them on the last day of the regular season. Brooklyn needs to win every game against teams with losing records or their season will be over. The schedule coming up for them is pretty rough, with atleast 8-9 games out of 12 against teams that would probably be favored if vegas were giving spreads.

    Playoff Percentage - 15%

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    6. New York Knicks 7-17 (3-3)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ San Antonio Spurs
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ Houston Rockets
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm New York Knicks @ Denver Nuggets
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ New York Knicks
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Miami Heat @ New York Knicks
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls

    If NYK had the current roster they have now all season, id put money on them being a playoff team, They truly do have a number one line that is pretty competitive. Sadly its to late for the squad, this team would need to win out and have teams above them really fall off the cliff. With a tough upcoming schedule and a very tough lost week I think the script has been written.

    Playoff Percentage - 4%

    7. Heat - Playoff Percentage - 1%

    8. Cavs - Playoff Percentage - 1%

    It does not matter who both these teams play, their seasons have been abysmal. I wish DaTruth luck next season if he returns.


    Western Conference

    1. Los Angeles Lakers 21-3 (6-0)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Toronto Raptors
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Miami Heat
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Suns
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs

    The lakers need 1 win to clinch, or 1 memphis loss. Soooooo yeah they are good. Kudos to them on a great season this year and silencing all the doubters, great scouting job by their management team.

    Playoff Percentage - 100%

    2. OKC Thunder 17-7 (3-3)


    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Cleveland Cavaliers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Miami Heat
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Brooklyn Nets
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Charlotte Hornets
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Houston Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies

    Honestly the thunder have been pretty mediocre the past couple weeks, but I dont think anyone is taking them lightly here. they need 6 wins to clinch a playoff spot and looking at the schedule here they have 4 guarantees, so 2 wins against comp and they are in the show. Looks promising.

    Playoff Percentage - 96%

    3. Phoenix Suns 15-9 (4-2)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Miami Heat @ Phoenix Suns
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Chicago Bulls
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ San Antonio Spurs
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Suns
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Houston Rockets
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets

    The suns overall are still on a hot run at 13-3 in their past 16 games. They need 8 wins to clinch and that number decreased with every Memphis loss. With 7 games out of their last 12 against teams with non-winning records the suns look to control their own fate and should be a good bet to make the playoffs.

    Playoff Percentage - 90%

    4. San Antonio Spurs 17-7 (5-1)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm New York Knicks @ San Antonio Spurs
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Brooklyn Nets
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Chicago Bulls @ San Antonio Spurs
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Toronto Raptors
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ San Antonio Spurs
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ San Antonio Spurs
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Denver Nuggets @ San Antonio Spurs
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs

    On the surface all looks good for the spurs. You glance and see a 5-1 record this week, then you look close and notice they beat a bad nuggets team by 1, a bad rockets team by 6, and another win was via FF. However, the inconsistent play as of late might not matter that much, considering they only need 6 wins to clinch and 6 of their remaining games come against teams losing records

    Playoff Percentage - 90%

    5. Memphis Grizzlies 10-14 (2-4)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Toronto Raptors @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Brooklyn Nets
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Denver Nuggets
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Houston Rockets
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies

    This team could be 12-12 right now if it wasn't for their whole RA Debacle. This team needs to win out bad, with every L this team takes coming up, it will reduce each teams above theirs magic number. Luckily for them they have a Lax schedule coming up and with the way they've been playing I can see them winning 8 or 9 games out of 12 and I dont believe it will be enough.

    Playoff Percentage 15%

    6. Portland Trailblazers 9-15 (3-3)

    Week 5
    Wed Dec 04 - 06:30 pm Charlotte Hornets @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Wed Dec 04 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ Chicago Bulls
    Thu Dec 05 - 06:30 pm Brooklyn Nets @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Thu Dec 05 - 07:30 pm Cleveland Cavaliers @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Fri Dec 06 - 06:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ Miami Heat
    Fri Dec 06 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ Philadelphia 76ers
    Week 6
    Wed Dec 11 - 06:30 pm Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Wed Dec 11 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ San Antonio Spurs
    Thu Dec 12 - 06:30 pm Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Thu Dec 12 - 07:30 pm Portland Trail Blazers @ Denver Nuggets
    Fri Dec 13 - 06:30 pm Memphis Grizzlies @ Portland Trail Blazers
    Fri Dec 13 - 07:30 pm Houston Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers

    Technically the trailblazers are also still alive, however just looking at the remaining schedule its a tough road to get there. They really need to win out from here on out to give them any chance, obviously they wont do that. I wish EZ good luck next season if he decides to return.

    Playoff Percentage - 5%

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    7.Houston Rockets 7-17 1%

    8. Denver Nuggets 3-21 0%

    I just want to finish this off with a little blip about Denver, 3-21 on the season and 0 FFs. I was watching their stream against my team this week and they were having fun, chatting and just playing the game, This is the least toxic team i've seen and even though obviously the success isn't there Denvers management would get my vote for management of the year, to keep everyone together and have a rotation of guys keep showing up to play and just playing the game and having fun, that is what his league is about. Kudos to to them.



    Good luck the rest of the way.
     
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