ok just went through the schedule and this is how i break it down.....
8 extremely tough games (CLE, LA, ATL, UTA, DEN, CLE, BOS, ATL)
6 tough but winnable games (MEM, POR, OKC, HOU, POR, OKC)
16 MUST win games (NJN, WAS, NYK, PHI, SAC, GSW, NJN, MIN, MIA, CHA, LAC, PHI, GSW, CHI, DET, NYK)
so looking at it like this, i say at worst we should go 16-14 and at best 20-10
(maybe more than 20 wins depending on how good we really have become since the beginning and finally start competing against ATL and BOS)
so a projectile of 45-37 at worst and 49-33 at the best