Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 3/27/13
With the top five teams in the West already a lock for the playoffs, there are only 3 spots left in the west.  Problem is,  there’s 6  teams with a realistic chance of nabbing those spots, including Utah. As this race heats up, I’d like to take this opportunity to begin a weekly update of the playoff chances for these teams.  I’ll include my thoughts on what each team will need to do to move up in the standings or hold their ground. The six teams are Golden State, Houston, the LA Lakers, Utah, Dallas, and Portland, in order of their current standings. Golden State: Sitting with the sixth seed with a record of 41-31 they are in the best position to not only make the playoffs, but possibly move up past Memphis, especially with their current slump and drumming they got from John Wall and the Wizards last night. Golden State had a tough start to their week though, facing the Lakers, but managed a big lead and held on for the win. A visit from Sacramento and Portland, bottom half teams in the
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