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Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Stoked, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Damn it. Why did Utah screw the pooch against a Laker team missing so many players? Jazz created their own mess.
     
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  2. RRJazz

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    Important note: we may want to lose against the Clippers to drop to 6th if OKC wins out, but both Portland and OKC may decide to throw away their last games too. This brings ridiculous but plausible scenarios like this one I posted on another thread:

    OKC beats Houston, Utah loses to Denver, and:
    Season finale
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    A) OKC loses @ Milwaukee (Mil probably resting players) finishing 6th. *They may prefer 6th*. Look out, because if OKC loses, the Blazers choose oponent for themselves, Houston, OKC, and Utah with their game vs Sacramento: if they win it's Portland-OKC and Houston-Utah. If they lose it's Portland-Utah and Houston-OKC.

    B) OKC wins @ Milwaukee, vying for the 5th seed.
    1 GS
    2 Den
    3 Hou 53-29
    4 Por 52-29 vs Sac (holds the tiebreaker over Hou)
    5 Uta 49-32 @LAC
    6 OKC 49-33 (holds the tiebreaker over Utah)
    7 SA 48-34 (holds the tiebreaker over LAC)
    8 LAC 47-34

    04:30 Utah @ Clippers (Clippers then locked at 8th, could rest players)
    04:30 Portland vs Sacramento

    Utah wins = 5th / Utah loses = 6th
    Portland wins = 3rd / Portland loses = 4th

    Both teams playing at the same time, and both results creating different matchups: Utah-Houston / Portland-OKC or Utah-Portland and Houston-OKC.
    Both teams can choose their seeding, but they can't choose their opponent, because it depends on the other game too.

    Madness. This madness is over if Houston beats OKC.
     
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  3. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Today’s a big day amigos. My body has attacked me for choosing Houston tonight. My left eye is just gone...I think a kidney and probably my liver joined it some time during the night.
     
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  4. David Stern

    David Stern Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think that loss is going to end up having any effect on where we’re seeded. Guess we’ll see though
     
  5. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    It really didn’t change much.
     
  6. Spinoza

    Spinoza Well-Known Member

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    What are you even doing here? Clutchfans awaits.
     
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  7. Spinoza

    Spinoza Well-Known Member

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    It would have kept the door open for 1st round HCA. That loss effectively closed it. That loss combined with Denver's cowardly throwing of the Portland game sealed our fate as the 5th seed.
     
  8. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    But that means we were counting on the Nuggets to beat the Blazers B2B and lose to the Kings, not very realistic, so it probably wasn't happening anyway.

    And now we kind of control our destiny for the 6 seed if the Rockets go to 4. If you want a silver lining.
     
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  9. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    :confused:
     
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  10. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    There's no shame in rooting for Houston today. After all, they're playing OKC, who are almost as detestable.

    Plus Houston winning blows a hole in Denver's dumb *** plan.
     
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  11. JazzyFresh

    JazzyFresh Well-Known Member

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    Houston wins tonight we play Portland right? Well as long as we stay in 5th.
     
  12. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Yes, if Houston wins tonight we can't drop below 5th and Portland can't rise above 4th, so we will be guaranteed a first round matchup with the Blazers.
     
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  13. JazzyFresh

    JazzyFresh Well-Known Member

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    I feel so dirty saying this but Go Houston! Also that a loss tonight might actually be beneficial come tomorrow.
     
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  14. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Well God damn that's awesome. Go rockets!

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using JazzFanz mobile app
     
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  15. LifeOnaPlate

    LifeOnaPlate Well-Known Member

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    Here's my stat of the night:

    # of times Utah has had home court advantage in the first round over the last two seasons: 0
    # of times Utah needed home court in R1 to advance over the last two seasons: 0

    Play to win or go home. None of this weak jockeying stuff.
     
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  16. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I would add....
    Number of times in the last 2 years the jazz opponent in round 1 was a horrible matchup for them and a clearly better team: 0

    Houston would change that particular trend

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  17. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Shut up voice of reason! I'm trying to enjoy my koolaid here!
     
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  18. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    Who would've thought Houston v OKC was going to be the Jazz biggest game of the year.
     
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  19. Avery

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    Cheer for HOU and hope we rest guys against LAC. Gives us additional time to reanimate Dante’s corpse.
     
  20. framer

    framer Well-Known Member

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    Now you did it. Hope @Stoked tells Dante "What's up" on the other side. RIP.
     

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