2010 NBA Team Performance Rankings For the Stretch Drive

March 5th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
With about 20 games left in the season for most teams, the final push for playoff and lottery seeding has begun.

And Brothersteve's simplified, objective performance ranking shows where the teams stand based on their season and current trends.

In the West, Memphis, New Orleans, and Houston have fallen five games off the pace and barring another significant Portland injury situation, they have little chance of making the postseason. 

Except for the first place Lakers, the seven other teams in the playoff picture look to be fighting for playoff seeding down to the wire.

In the East, Toronto, Milwaukee, Chicago, Miami, and Charlotte are all within three games in the fight for the final four playoff spots. 

Toronto without Chris Bosh went 2-4 but managed to hold the fifth spot as only Milwaukee has shown any real push to move up in the standings.  Cleveland has a strangle hold on first, but Orlando, Boston, and Atlanta are in a fight for the next best seed.

Cleveland and the Lakers have remained one-two almost since the season started. But since the big moves at the All-Star break, everyon ...

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