Some West tiebreaker scenarios, 4/13

Current Standings

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The following seeding scenarios for the undetermined 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th seeds in the western conference playoffs, should get you through another day of endless headaches and questions about who to root for:

4 way tie at 56-26 = SA 2, LAC 3, Mem 5, Hou 6
3 way tie at 56-26 w/o Hou = Mem 2, LAC 3, SA 5, Hou 6
3 way tie at 56-26 w/o SA = Mem 2, LAC 3, Hou 5, SA 6
3 way tie at 56-26 w/o Mem = SA 2, LAC 3, Hou 5, Mem 6
3 way tie at 56-26 w/o LAC = SA 2, Mem 3, Hou 5, LAC 6
2 way tie at 56-26 w/o Hou, LAC = Mem 2, SA 3, Hou/LAC 5, Hou/LAC 6 (LAC holds tiebreaker over Hou)
2 way tie at 56-26 w/o Hou, Mem = SA 2, LAC 3, Hou/Mem 5, Hou/Mem 6 (Mem holds tiebreaker over Hou)
2 way tie at 56-26 w/o Hou, SA = Mem 2, LAC 3, Hou/SA 5, Hou/SA 6 (SA holds tiebreaker over Hou)
2 way tie at 56-26 w/o LAC, Mem = SA 2, Hou 3, LAC/Mem 5, LAC/Mem 6 (tiebreaker determined by conf. record which could be tied at season’s end. Next is record vs playoff teams in own conference, including ties. Mem currently 19-11, including games w/ both NO & OKC. LAC currently 16-13, including games w/ both NO & OKC)
2 way tie at 56-26 w/o LAC, SA = Mem 2, Hou 3, LAC/SA 5, LAC/SA 6 (LAC holds tiebreaker over SA)
2 way tie at 56-26 w/o SA, Mem= Hou 2, LAC 3, Mem/SA 5, Mem/SA 6 (Mem holds tiebreaker over SA)

(*There could be a small caveat regarding the Clippers and Memphis tiebreakers, should the ties above occur at 55-27, but that is still pending the actual results of the remaining games. Otherwise, likely all above tiebreakers remain the same regardless if at 56-26, 55-27 or 54-28 records)

– Houston can still win the southwest division and be number 2 seed.
That would require the following:
Hou: 2-0 (at Cha, vs Uta)
SA: 0-1 (at NO)
Memphis: 1-1 or 0-2 (at GS, vs IND)

– Houston cannot win the division if they lose either remaining game or if San Antonio beats New Orleans.

– Houston will finish as 6 seed if they lose both remaining games.

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