Sports Talk Florida math geeks figured that you need 40-wins to qualify for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference and 47-wins to make the playoffs in the West.
Fun fact: In 2008 the Detroit Pistons made the playoffs with a 39-43 record and in the same year the 46-36 Phoenix Suns missed the playoffs
In: Miami needs two wins and San Antonio need three wins to clinch the eight seed.
Lakers death-watch: The Lakers will need to go 21-6 to reach the eighth seat and make the playoffs.
Out: New Orleans, Sacramento and Phoenix are eliminated by this chart. Charlotte and Orlando are close as well.
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