NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Race for Eighth Heats Up

Posted: 30th March 2010 by Stephen Brotherston in NBA
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The final two weeks of the NBA season are upon us, and there are still some great battles for playoff position left. In the West, the Lakers have a nearly insurmountable lead for first, and Memphis has fallen too far off the pace to reach eighth.  Just four losses separate the second-place Mavericks from the eighth-place Spurs.  The only thing left in the West are the races to avoid fourth and eighth. In the East, Cleveland has run to the top of their conference and the league, and no one is chasing them.  Orlando looks safe in second and third overall in the NBA. Atlanta and Boston are tied with 47 wins and will finish no worse than fourth. The surprising Milwaukee Bucks are in fifth, but will be challenged by Miami, which has the softer schedule. But the big fight ...

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