Monday, April 27, 2015

NBA/NHL Playoffs Update, April 27

Once we hit the start of the NBA and NHL playoffs, I can never keep everything straight. So I figured I'd once again do myself (and anyone who frequents this blog) the service of keeping a current tally of each NBA and NHL playoff series.


Notes:
  • The numbers in parentheses (on the outside of each table) are the seed of that particular team (the lower the seed, the better that team's regular season record...mostly)
  • The numbers on the inside of each table are the number of games won by that team in the series. 
  • Every series below is a 7-game series. 
  • This will not be a comprehensive overview of either the NBA or NHL playoffs, simply an opportunity to keep tabs on which series are over quickly and which ones are in the process of going down to the wire. 
  • The NBA has a rule where a division winner cannot finish the season lower than the #4 seed in its conference, even if 4+ other teams in the conference have a better record than that division winner. However, home court advantage in this situation still goes to the team with the better record, so 5-seed Memphis (55-27 record during the regular season) has home court in their first round series with 4-seed Portland (51-31). 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(1)
2
1
(8)
(4)
0
4
Wizards win 4-0
(5)
(3)
3
1
(6)
(2)
Cavaliers win 4-0
4
0
(7)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(1)
Warriors win 4-0
4
0
(8)
(4)
0
3
(5)
(3)
2
2
(6)
(2)
3
1
(7)

Weekend Results (home team in CAPS):
Friday
Houston 130, DALLAS 128
WASHINGTON 106, Toronto 99
SAN ANTONIO 100, Los Angeles Clippers 73
Saturday
BROOKLYN 91, Atlanta 83
MILWAUKEE 92, Chicago 90
Golden State 109, NEW ORLEANS 98 -- Golden State wins series 4-0
Memphis 115, PORTLAND 109
Sunday
Cleveland 101, BOSTON 93 -- Cleveland wins series 4-0
Los Angeles Clippers 114, SAN ANTONIO 105
WASHINGTON 125, Toronto 94 -- Washington wins series 4-0
DALLAS 121, Houston 109
Today's Games (home team in CAPS):
Atlanta vs BROOKLYN
Milwaukee vs CHICAGO
Memphis vs PORTLAND

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC
(1)
Canadiens win 4-2
4
2
(W1)
(2)
2
3
(3)
METROPOLITAN
(1)
Rangers win 4-1
4
1
(W2)
(2)
3
3
(3)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL
(1)
2
4
Wild win 4-2
(W1)
(2)
2
4
Blackhawks win 4-2
(3)
PACIFIC
(1)
Ducks win 4-0
4
0
(W2)
(2)
2
4
Flames win 4-2
(3)

Weekend Results (home team in CAPS):
Friday  
Ottawa 5, MONTREAL 1
NEW YORK RANGERS 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT) -- New York Rangers wins series 4-1
Minnesota 4, ST. LOUIS 1
Saturday
NEW YORK ISLANDERS 3, Washington 1 
Detroit 4, TAMPA BAY 0
CHICAGO 4, Nashville 3 -- Chicago wins series 4-2
CALGARY 7, Vancouver 4 -- Calgary wins series 4-2
Sunday
Montreal 2, OTTAWA 0 -- Montreal wins series 4-2
MINNESOTA 4, St. Louis 1 -- Minnesota wins series 4-2
Today's Games (home team in CAPS):
Tampa Bay vs DETROIT
New York Islanders vs WASHINGTON

Friday, April 24, 2015

NBA/NHL Playoffs Update, April 24

Once we hit the start of the NBA and NHL playoffs, I can never keep everything straight. So I figured I'd once again do myself (and anyone who frequents this blog) the service of keeping a current tally of each NBA and NHL playoff series.


Notes:
  • The numbers in parentheses (on the outside of each table) are the seed of that particular team (the lower the seed, the better that team's regular season record...mostly)
  • The numbers on the inside of each table are the number of games won by that team in the series. 
  • Every series below is a 7-game series. 
  • This will not be a comprehensive overview of either the NBA or NHL playoffs, simply an opportunity to keep tabs on which series are over quickly and which ones are in the process of going down to the wire. 
  • The NBA has a rule where a division winner cannot finish the season lower than the #4 seed in its conference, even if 4+ other teams in the conference have a better record than that division winner. However, home court advantage in this situation still goes to the team with the better record, so 5-seed Memphis (55-27 record during the regular season) has home court in their first round series with 4-seed Portland (51-31). 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(1)
2
0
(8)
(4)
0
2
(5)
(3)
3
0
(6)
(2)
3
0
(7)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(1)
3
0
(8)
(4)
0
2
(5)
(3)
1
1
(6)
(2)
2
0
(7)

Yesterday's Results (home team in CAPS):
Cleveland 103, BOSTON 95
Chicago 113, MILWAUKEE 106 (2OT)
Golden State 123, NEW ORLEANS 119 (OT)

Today's Games (home team in CAPS):
Toronto vs WASHINGTON
Houston vs DALLAS
Los Angeles Clippers vs SAN ANTONIO

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC
(1)
3
1
(W1)
(2)
2
2
(3)
METROPOLITAN
(1)
3
1
(W2)
(2)
3
2
(3)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL
(1)
2
2
(W1)
(2)
2
3
(3)
PACIFIC
(1)
Ducks win series 4-0
4
0
(W2)
(2)
2
3
(3)

Yesterday's Results (home team in CAPS):
Tampa Bay 3, DETROIT 2 (OT)
WASHINGTON 5, New York Islanders 1 
NASHVILLE 5, Chicago 2 
VANCOUVER 2, Calgary 1  

Today's Games (home team in CAPS):
Ottawa vs MONTREAL
Pittsburgh vs NEW YORK RANGERS
Minnesota vs ST. LOUIS