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We dive into the wild and woolly battle for playoff seeding in the West, where only three games separate fourth and 10th in the conference. Two of those seven teams will miss the playoffs. The Trail Blazers, however, have [surprisingly] separated themselves from the fray and sit in relative comfort as the current 3 seed.
Meanwhile, the once comfortable Spurs, Timberwolves and Pelicans look to be in real danger of missing out as their fans now must nervously check upcoming schedules and refresh the 538 playoff probabilities. And then there’s the Jazz, who are facing the very real possibility of winning 19 of 21 games and still not making the postseason.
In addition to breaking down the playoff races, Fastbreak Breakfast also dive into the following topics:
- Among the nine teams with the worst records (the Back Nine, if you will), who has the best collection of blue chip talent on their core?
- The Lakers are one of the hottest teams in the NBA, having won 20 of their last 30. Based on all the optimism being generated, what would we set their Over/Under win total for 2018-19?
- What first round opponent for LeBron James and the Cavaliers would create the most compelling storylines?
- Has Gregg Popovich lost his magic touch?
Plus, we retool a classic Game of Scones and play “WHO SAID IT: Jaden Smith or Evan Turner?”
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