Memphis Grizzlies Daily Playoff Standings

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily update on the Grizzlies playoff hopes.

Standings
Western Conference W L PCT GB HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK L10
1 x - San Antonio 57 16 .781 - 29-8 28-8 10-3 34-10 105.6 97.4 +8.2 Won 17 10-0
2 x - Oklahoma City 54 19 .740 3 31-7 23-12 11-5 32-13 106.2 99.4 +6.7 Won 2 8-2
3 x - LA Clippers 52 22 .703 5 ½ 31-5 21-17 9-4 31-13 107.5 100.4 +7.1 Won 2 8-2
4 Houston 49 23 .681 7 ½ 29-8 20-15 9-4 26-18 107.0 101.9 +5.1 Lost 1 6-4
5 Portland 48 27 .640 10 27-9 21-18 12-3 25-20 106.6 102.6 +4.1 Won 3 6-4
6 Golden State 45 28 .616 12 24-13 21-15 9-5 25-18 103.2 98.7 +4.4 Lost 1 6-4
7 Phoenix 44 30 .595 13 ½ 25-13 19-17 7-7 24-20 105.4 102.6 +2.7 Lost 1 8-2
8 Dallas 44 30 .595 13 ½ 25-13 19-17 9-5 24-20 104.9 102.6 +2.4 Won 1 6-4
Memphis 43 30 .589 14 23-14 20-16 3-11 24-21 95.6 94.2 +1.5 Lost 2 6-4
Minnesota 36 36 .500 20 ½ 21-14 15-22 7-8 20-25 106.8 103.5 +3.3 Lost 1 5-5
New Orleans 32 41 .438 25 20-17 12-24 3-11 13-30 99.9 102.1 -2.2 Lost 1 6-4
Denver 32 41 .438 25 19-17 13-24 4-11 16-27 103.7 106.3 -2.6 Lost 3 5-5
LA Lakers 25 48 .342 32 14-22 11-26 6-7 13-30 102.6 108.7 -6.1 Won 1 4-6
Sacramento 25 48 .342 32 15-21 10-27 2-10 12-31 101.0 103.5 -2.5 Lost 3 3-7
Utah 23 51 .311 34 ½ 15-21 8-30 3-10 11-34 94.5 101.4 -7.0 Lost 4 1-9
Current Standings - 9th in Western Conference

  • Games back from leader- 14
  • Games back from Dallas- 0.5
  • Games back from Phoenix- 0.5
  • Games back from Golden State- 2
  • Games back from Portland- 4
  • Expression on face- sad

Reasons to be optimistic: Thank the Griz spirits that both Golden State and Phoenix lost improbable games last night. The Grizzlies bench saw minimal time in Portland so perhaps some of those fresh legs give them a boost when they need it. The Nuggets aren't a very good team and are coming off harsh spankings by the Thunder and Spurs.

Solitaire: For once the only action tonight that affects the Grizzlies is their own game against the Nuggets. That should simplify the mindset of the team; win this game and you gain 1/2 game to tie the Suns and sneak back into the 8th spot.

Forecast: This would be a huge win tonight for the Grizzlies, but this is going to be a really tough one. The Grizzlies have only won twice in Denver since Bill Clinton was in office. It's improbable but not impossible; several of these very Griz pulled it off two years ago. Looking ahead to Tuesday, we have Golden State and Dallas playing each other. It'll be nice to gain ground with someone's loss there, and then later in the evening the Blazers play a Lakers team that just knocked off the Suns with some high-scoring feats.

Recaps of games that affected the Grizzlies Sunday night:

Recap: Warriors fall to Knicks 89-84

Recap: Playoff-hopeful Suns suffer a brutal loss to Chris Kaman and the LA Lakers

Previews of games that will affect the Grizzlies Monday night:

Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets (that's it!)

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