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DO NOT look directly at the burning


Maybe it's that my fan-brain currently subsists only on heartbreak, believing heartbreak contains actual nutrients, or maybe I'm just bored and have the urge to write about something. That wasn't a sentence. Anyhow, exactly one week ago I decided to put together a sheet to track the Knicks chances of making the playoffs (stfu, ok). Things were bleak, but I wanted to know HOW bleak. It turns out they seemed less bleak than I had thought. Only read on if you hate yourself:

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(credit to basketball-reference for the schedules)

Yeah, the image uploaded really small no matter how many times I tried to make it bigger. Click on it to see a bigger version.

ANYHOW- in summary, the green is actual and the rest is projected. Yes, I projected the Knicks to beat the Nets twice (because fuck it).
Otherwise things are relatively within the realm of possibility (FARTDOG prevailing).

So in short. NO PLAYOFFS UNLESS:
1) The Knicks win all easy ones, AND win some tough ones
2) The Hawks lose all hard ones AND some easy ones
3) Some combination of 1 and 2

There are a few factors that may favor the Knicks, such as:
The 76ers and Bucks are so out of reach for other tankers that the Celtics and Pistons might actually try to win some. Also, the 76ers might want to win A GAME at some point, so why not the one vs. the Hawks?

More factors:
Some of the tougher teams might rest starters, giving the Knicks a chance to beat a Bulls or Heat (insert lol here).

Verdict:
If you've read this far then you officially possess some modicum of hope. I order you to crawl into a tiny corner and sob uncontrollably.
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