Winning the Division is a Must!!!

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JahvonTheClip
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http://www.clipsnation.com/2013/3/13/41 ... r-failsafe

This article states that if we win the division and the Grizzlies and Nuggets

don't win their division (they are up against the spurs and thunder

respectively, ain't gonna happen) then we automatically get home court

advantage!

tense2
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That's not quite what it says. If a tie breaker is needed, we win regardless of our record against Denver or Memphis.....IF we win our division, which we will.

But if Memphis or Denver finish ahead of us, winning the division doesn't matter.

JahvonTheClip
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True but winning the division can really help us out so we need to definitely win it.

TheThinkingSomething
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Seems pointless to say, as losing the division would be an ABSOLUTE DISASTER considering that we are 8 or so games ahead. Why would that be a point of focus for the team? This would be tantamount to saying "Not spiraling horribly out of control is a must!"

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Scenarios 5 and 6 are nightmares for us. But I think the NBA should change the rules. A few years ago, this happened between the 4 and the 5. Boston won the Atlantic and finished with the 4 seed. Atlanta finished with the 5 seed. But Atlanta finished with a better record at 53-29 while Boston finished 50-32. So in the end, Atlanta had the HCA despite being the lower seed.

Like I said, I think the NBA should change the system. Give the division title more meaning. You have to have a guaranteed HCA in the 1st round even if you don't have the better record than the 5 seed.

clippermitch
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It doesn't matter what seed we end up getting. If we're playing like crap, we're out in the first round.

Even if we get the 3rd seed, we'd be playing GSW who pretty much owned us this year. They're biggest strength is our biggest weakness - 3 PT defense.

Only thing we can hope for is to get HCA in the first round vs GSW/DEN/MEM.

lobcityhawaii
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We will win the division. It will be helpful if we have the same record as Mem, Den, or both of them since thats the first tie breaker.

Clippersfan86
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It's a lock but who gives a crap about that? Who celebrates division titles? Sure it matters a tiny bit but with all the BS around our team lately and the situation of being unable to beat good teams... it doesn't matter. I wouldn't even care if we were the 1 seed right now if we can't win in the playoffs.

lobcityhawaii
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True, it won't matter if we can't beat good teams, which we haven't recently. And we definitely need to soon or else we could easily lose in the first round.

But you need to have some hope and faith that we can turn it around and finally beat those teams, even if many signs point we might not. If you have no faith or hope, there's no point in complaining, getting upset, because in your eyes, it is expected that we will fail.

clippermitch
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at this point, I just want the whole team healthy. When healthy, I'll take our chances vs anybody.

lobcityhawaii
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Yeah, definitely would be underdogs against OKC, SA, but we have a chance for an upset.

CP3Best
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Although we'll win the division, I'm worried about the team's recent struggle with playoff teams, cause Lakers are coming and everyone is pushing and playing better as POs getting closer, we seem to have regressed. 17 game win streak gone, inpenetrable defense gone too.

Grillinnap
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Everyone should be frustrated that we've been relegated from fighting for a spot against San Antonio and OKC to battling to stay on par with Memphis and Denver. But we're fine because we won 17 in a row in December AMIRITE?

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Embarassed cry

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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I'm frustrated as hell. I just lit my cigarette backwards.

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