NBA Playoffs: The Battle of the Southwest

March 1st, 2010 by Jacob Cordova Leave a reply »

It is the home-stretch and the Houston Rockets have 24 games remaining. There are arguably five teams that will be battling for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Of those five teams, four of them happen to be in the same division—the Southwest Division. That is why I believe the eighth and final spot in the tight Western Conference will likely be handed to the runner-up in the Southwest Division.

The Southwest Division has been arguably one of the toughest divisions in the NBA since its creation in the 2004-2005 NBA season.


Results Don't Lie:

1. A team from the Southwest division has been represented in the NBA Finals in three of the past five seasons.

2. Three teams from the Southwest Division have been represented in the NBA playoffs in five consecutive years. 

3. Four teams from the Southwest Division have been represented in the NBA playoffs in three of those five years.

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