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Around the NBA Thread 03/31: Tiebreakers, tiebreakers, seeds, tiebreakers

I know it's a little early to be posting this, but I thought it might be a good post in which to discuss general NBA stuff as the season winds down and playoff spots are still in flux.

There are only two games on the schedule tonight, but both are incredibly important to the Bulls' seeding and possible homecourt advantage in the (fingers crossed) Finals.

First up: Celtics at  Spurs (7 pm central)

Quite the dilemma. Do we root for the Spurs to beat the C's and, thus, extend the Bulls' lead for the top seed in the East? Or are the C's far enough in the Bulls' rearview mirror that we should be rooting for bigger things, such as homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs? There isn't much time for Chicago to catch the Spurs, but a Boston win would help.

Second game: Mavericks at Lakers (9:30 pm central)

Each team has 53 wins, and the Bulls would have a tiebreaker over both of them (2-0 vs. the Mavs this year; better record vs. the West than the Lakers). But it would help the Bulls -- if they were to get to the Finals -- to face a Lakers team that had just played through two tough series as a road team, presuming they play the Mavs in the second round and the Spurs in the WCF. Root for the Mavs tonight, then.

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