Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck
Oh, something else to have on your radars.......
Similar to my post above about the tiebreaker for Miami and Indiana, it is important for us to win the next game against the Knicks just in case Chicago loses. It gives us the tiebreaker. We split the season series 2-2 with the Bulls, but if we beat the Knicks we finish with a better division record (12-4; chicago 11-5). If we lose to the Knicks, we have the same division record, and then it goes to the next tiebreaker - conference record. The Bulls win that one.
We have the tie breaker against the bulls just for having a division title. For the past few weeks, as long as we stayed ahead of Brooklyn we had the tie breaker against the Bulls.
Also; division record is only used if teams are in the same division, so it's irrelevant is far as Indiana/Miami are concerned.