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(ESPN)   It's the next to last day of the NBA Bubble's regular season, all the teams vying for the 8-9 play-in game are playing their final games. First game at noon ET, 3 consecutive games begin on TNT at 4pm ET. See link for full slate of games   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-08-13 10:32:48 AM  
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Pacers look like a team that could go all the way or lose in a first round sweep.

Heck, most of the teams look like that except Milwaukee and Lakers.
 
2020-08-13 12:01:05 PM  

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Pacers look like a team that could go all the way or lose in a first round sweep.

Heck, most of the teams look like that except Milwaukee and Lakers.


Nuggets are skidding off the road, but they played their bench pretty much all of the second half vs. the Lakers. Feels like they're tanking for seeding position.
 
2020-08-13 2:30:10 PM  
I'm curious to see if the Bucks play starters and really put up a fight against the Grizzlies, or if they treat it like the meaningless game that it is for them.   Same with Mavs against Suns, Jazz and Nets in their games.

I'd think the Nets would want to be especially careful; they're mostly a G-league team already.  They definitely can't afford to have any more injuries
 
2020-08-13 2:32:55 PM  
Can't believe every team except for Sacramento or New Orleans is still alive with one game left.  This has to be a dream come true for the NBA, other than the part about Zion having no chance to be in the playoffs
 
2020-08-13 5:49:55 PM  
Looks like the Suns are about to go 8-0 in the bubble and still be left on the outside looking in.
 
2020-08-13 6:28:40 PM  

Ackbarican_Idol: Looks like the Suns are about to go 8-0 in the bubble and still be left on the outside looking in.


Yeah, I never imagined, coming into this, that I would end up rooting for the Suns to make the play-in game.  But it's hard not to, with the effort they've made.

I could be looking at this incorrectly (the teams involved are not going to end up playing the same number of total games, so it's a bit confusing), but I think that if both the Spurs and Blazers loss today, they would get in.  Could be wrong.
 
2020-08-13 6:28:58 PM  

Naido: Ackbarican_Idol: Looks like the Suns are about to go 8-0 in the bubble and still be left on the outside looking in.

Yeah, I never imagined, coming into this, that I would end up rooting for the Suns to make the play-in game.  But it's hard not to, with the effort they've made.

I could be looking at this incorrectly (the teams involved are not going to end up playing the same number of total games, so it's a bit confusing), but I think that if both the Spurs and Blazers loss today, they would get in.  Could be wrong.


Lose, not loss, dammit
 
2020-08-13 6:37:01 PM  
I think they just need the Blazers to lose, but the odds of that are pretty low given they are playing a Nets team resting players for the playoffs.

It is a little messed up that the Blazers will end up playing an extra game than Memphis and Phoenix and that extra game will make all the difference. Seems like the NBA could have made an effort to try and balance out the # of games played.

Oh well, bring on the play-in game!
 
2020-08-13 6:54:18 PM  

Ackbarican_Idol: I think they just need the Blazers to lose, but the odds of that are pretty low given they are playing a Nets team resting players for the playoffs.

It is a little messed up that the Blazers will end up playing an extra game than Memphis and Phoenix and that extra game will make all the difference. Seems like the NBA could have made an effort to try and balance out the # of games played.

Oh well, bring on the play-in game!


I think the Blazers would be the toughest first round out, just because of Dame.  Grizzlies would've been more interesting if Jackson hadn't gotten hurt
 
2020-08-13 7:17:17 PM  

Naido: Ackbarican_Idol: I think they just need the Blazers to lose, but the odds of that are pretty low given they are playing a Nets team resting players for the playoffs.

It is a little messed up that the Blazers will end up playing an extra game than Memphis and Phoenix and that extra game will make all the difference. Seems like the NBA could have made an effort to try and balance out the # of games played.

Oh well, bring on the play-in game!

I think the Blazers would be the toughest first round out, just because of Dame.  Grizzlies would've been more interesting if Jackson hadn't gotten hurt


Yeah, if there's a team that should be out, it should be Memphis, based on their bubble performance.

I'm for the Suns being in, but anyone who doesn't also want the Blazers in is a dolt (or a Grizzlies fan, I guess) - they'd absolutely have been a lock for the playoffs if they'd had this lineup all year.
 
2020-08-13 11:38:23 PM  
See? Who doesn't want more of those games?

...except me, 'cause I think I might die
 
2020-08-13 11:41:14 PM  
Actually feeling sorry for the Suns right now. Hard to play any better or get any closer
 
2020-08-13 11:45:21 PM  
Play-in game should be great, though I think Dame is going to annihilate those poor youngsters.
 
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