Western Conference Standings
|Golden State Warriors||54||44-10||0|
|Houston Rockets||57||39-18||6 1/2|
|Portland Trail Blazers||56||37-19||8|
|San Antonio Spurs||57||34-23||11 1/2|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||59||34-25||13 1/2|
|New Orleans Pelicans||57||30-27||15 1/2|
|Sacramento Kings||55||20-35||24 1/2|
|Denver Nuggets||57||20-37||25 1/2|
|Los Angeles Lakers||56||15-41||30|
The Grizzlies still hold on to the #2 seed that they've been squatting on for what seems like most of the season now at this point, but the Houston Rockets are creeping in on their territory with a 3-1 record since the All-Star break.
However, one must wonder: would it really be detrimental for the Grizzlies to slip to #3 if it meant securing a first round match with the Clippers instead of the Spurs or Thunder? There's still no telling how it shakes out. San Antonio has now lost 4 in a row, and Dallas is looking more impotent every game. There's potentially a scenario where SAS and DAL end up as the 7th and 8th seeds with OKC streaking up to the 6th.
There may be preferences for positioning, but as far as the Grizzlies are concerned, they just need to focus on staying healthy and winning games. Let the season dictate itself.
Recaps of games that affected the Grizzlies last night:
Preview of games that will affect the Grizzlies tonight:
OKC Thunder at Phoenix Suns (no preview available)