Memphis Grizzlies Daily Playoff Standings - Sliding into Seventh

..yep? - Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies win their seventh consecutive home game vs. the Blazers last night and step up into the 7th seed in the west.


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
San Antonio Spurs 63 47-16 .746
Oklahoma City Thunder 64 47-17 .734
Los Angeles Clippers 65 45-20 .692
Houston Rockets 64 44-20 .688
Portland Trail Blazers 64 42-22 .656
Golden State Warriors 65 41-24 .631
Memphis Grizzlies 63 37-26 .587
Dallas Mavericks 65 38-27 .585
Phoenix Suns 63 36-27 .571
Minnesota Timberwolves 63 32-31 .508
Denver Nuggets 63 27-36 .429
New Orleans Pelicans 63 26-37 .413
Utah Jazz 64 22-42 .344
Los Angeles Lakers 64 22-42 .344
Sacramento Kings 64 22-42 .344

Current Seeding - 7th in Western Conference

Games back from leader - 10

Games back from Golden State - 3

There are good days for scoreboard watching, and there are bad days for scoreboard watching - the same way there are good and bad nights for sleeping naked.

Grizzlies fans have recently been having good times watching the scoreboard bear some useful fruits for Memphis. We now found ourselves tentatively holding on to the 7th seed in the Western Conference thanks to a stomping of the Mavericks from the Warriors. There's no time to celebrate, however, as the Griz need to take care of business in New Orleans tonight, or the fortunes of the 7th seed could immediately be swept away with Dallas taking on the squishy Utah Jazz an hour after the Grizzlies tip off.

Regardless of how temporary this position could be, it's still fun to finally look up at a different team and start daydreaming about how we can possibly over take them. I still think it's a longshot that Golden State falters during their final 17 games, but they do in fact play Eastern Conference teams only 4 more times this season, so there's at least that thought to garner some hope. Perhaps the wild West will shake out in the Grizzlies favor if they take care of their own business.

With over 73% of the NBA playing tonight, the playoff picture could look very different again tomorrow. Memphis just needs to keep their blinders on until the weekend.

Recaps of games that affected the Grizzlies:

Final score: Warriors bring Mavericks back down to Earth, 108-85

Games that will affect the Grizzlies tonight:

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz - 8:00PM CST

Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs - 8:30PM CST

Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns - 9:00PM CST

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers - 9:30PM CST

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