NBA Playoffs: Which NBA East Team Will Take the Eighth Place?

March 24th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Bobcats, and Chicago Bulls playoff fates are likely to be determined by the end of March.  It is one week of important games that will set the tone for playoff seeding and determine the franchise who will be without a chair when the music stops on April 14.

The Milwaukee Bucks (39-30) have all but run away from the field and secured fifth place in the East with their stellar play since the All-Star break.  They are 9-1 over their past 10 games and four loses ahead of the pack. 

A thank you card to the Bulls is in the mail.

But four teams continue to fight for the last three playoff spots and the next four or five games will likely determine where they finish.

The Miami Heat (37-34) should finish in sixth.  Their closing schedule is beyond soft even if they blow the next three games against the Bulls, Bucks, and Raptors. 

The Heat’s final eight games are against: Detroit twice (23-47), Philadelphia twice (24-47), Indiana (24-46), Minnesota (14-57), New York (25-45), and New Jersey (7-63).

If the Heat miss the playoffs, paper bags ...

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