NBA: Playoff Bound With 40 And 47-Wins

Now that the NBA trade deadline has past and teams and players are settled, it’s time for the playoff push.

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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