It's a blizzard here, but look over there!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No it's a fucking rumble for the 7th and 8th seed in the East.
Orlando, NJN, Indiana and our New York Knicks are all 12.5 games behind the Pistons. Here are the next five games for each team.
Orlando- SAC(.438), MIA(.547), TOR(.554), NJN(.455), NYK(.453). AVG Win%- .489
New Jersey- LAC(.453), DEN(.508), ORL(.455), CHA(.369), IND(.453). AVG Win%- .448
Indiana- ATL(.394), HOU(.615), SAS(.708), MIA(.547), CHI(.582). AVG Win%- .569
New York- NOK(.438), TOR(.554), DAL(.825), POR(.406), CLE(.615). AVG Win%- .568
So it looks like NJ and Orlando have the easier schedules to look forward to, and the Knicks and Pacers have equally hard schedules to go against.
However, watching the Knicks all season, we know that they play harder against teams that are supposed to womp them, so these next five games should be interesting.