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Remaining Memphis Schedule and the Race for 8th
Grizzlies remaining schedule is ridiculous.

Current Record of 28-26

@ Kings Feb 20
@ Lakers Feb 21 (SEGABAGA)
@ Clippers Feb 24
@ Rockets Feb 26
vs Kings Feb 28
vs Lakers Feb 29 (SEGABABA)
@ Hawks Mar 02
@ Nets Mar 04
@ Mavericks Mar 07
vs Magic Mar 10
@ Blazers Mar 12
@ Jazz Mar 14
@ Spurs Mar 16
vs Thunder Mar 17 (SEGABABA)
@ Bucks Mar 19
vs Pels Mar 21
@ Pels Mar 24
vs Celtics Mar 25 (SEGABABA)
vs Raptors Mar 28
@ Raptors Mar 30
vs Knicks Apr 01
vs Mavericks Apr 03
@ Blazers Apr 05
@ Nuggets Apr 07
vs THunder Apr 11
vs 76ers Apr 13
@ Rockets Apr 15

They will be favored in maybe 7-9 of these.

A few things to look for, though;

- playing Portland twice. Will Lillard return? Could give them two more Wins if he isn't. This obviously would help New Orleans out as well. They are a bigger threat than Memphis, so if Lillard is out for a while that is massive.

- will teams like the Rockets, Mavericks, Nuggets, Thunder, 76ers start sitting players by the time they play them in April. They might have their playoff spot set.

- Will the Spurs finally miss the playoffs?

Very steep hill for the Pels to climb, but they've won at a 63% clip since mid December. Assuming they stay at that rate they will go 17-10 over the final 27 games and finish 40-42. Memphis would need to go 13-15 over their remaining 28 games to get finish ahead of New Orleans (If Pels win at least 1 of the remaining 2 games against them). I think it will be close.
This post was edited on 2/13 at 10:37 pm

Member since Jun 2013
1946 posts

re: Remaining Memphis Schedule and the Race for 8th
I don't think many of those teams will be sitting as they battle for seeding

Member since Apr 2015
30528 posts

re: Remaining Memphis Schedule and the Race for 8th
Not only does that schedule look impossible, but if pels are healthy they make playoffs.

As Memphis plummets and pels move into 8th zion gets rookie of year.

Much of the chatter is "oh look, memphis was only supposed to win 27, now they are in 8th. Its because morant."

Two weeks of road losses will put a stop to that talk.
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Member since Jul 2016
711 posts

re: Remaining Memphis Schedule and the Race for 8th
Wow, that remaining schedule is truly brutal. Only a handful of games left for them against teams not in or competing for a playoff spot. With our remaining schedule basically being the polar opposite, I feel like it's more of a race between us and Portland than it is us and Memphis.

Gonna be a really fun finish to this season.

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