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Comparing Dallas, Phoenix, GSW, and Memphis' Post All-Star Game Schedules

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Games Remaining

Vs. Eastern Conference Dallas Phoenix Golden State Memphis
1) Indiana 1 - 1 1
2) Miami 1 - - 2
3) Toronto - 1 1 1
4) Chicago 1 - 1 1
5) Atlanta - 2 1 -
6) Washington - 1 - 1
7) Brooklyn 1 1 1 1
8) Charlotte - - - 2
Detroit 1 1 1 -
New York 1 1 2 1
Cleveland 0 1 1 1
Boston 1 2 1 -
Orlando - 1 1 -
Philadelphia 1 - - 2
Milwaukee - - 1 -
Total vs. East 8 11 12 13
SOS of East Schedule .487 .423 .440 .490

Key things to note

  • Phoenix has the easiest Eastern SOS left, with only 1 game left vs. one of the top 4 Eastern teams.

  • Although Memphis has the most games remaining vs the Eastern Conference, they actually have the hardest SOS left because they still have 5 games left against the top 4 seeds and only 2 left ver the bottom 4 teams.

  • Dallas faces a similar schedule to Memphis in the Eastern conference, with 3 of their 8 remaining games coming against the best teams in the East.

  • Golden State has a very balanced schedule vs. the East, with 4 games remaining vs the top 5 seeds but also 6 games left against the bottom 5 teams.

Vs. Western Conference Dallas Phoenix Golden State Memphis
1) Oklahoma City 2 2 - 1
2) San Antonio 2 2 2 1
3) Houston - 1 1 -
4) LA Clippers 2 3 1 1
5) Portland 1 1 2 2
6) Dallas - 1 2 1
7) Phoenix 1 - 1 1
8) Golden State 2 1 - 1
Memphis 1 1 1 -
Minnesota 1 2 1 2
Denver 2 1 2 2
New Orleans 1 2 - 1
Utah 2 1 1 2
LA Lakers 1 1 1 2
Sacramento 2 1 2 -
Total vs. West 20 20 17 17
SOS of West Schedule .561 .580 .554 .547

Key Things to Note

  • These teams have a combined 12 games remaining vs the top 2 seeds in the West, with each game having a significant impact on potential playoff matchups and seeding.

  • Phoenix had the easiest Eastern Conference schedule but has the hardest Western Conference one, with 9 games remaining vs the top 5 seeds and 11 of their 20 games coming against current playoff teams.

  • Memphis had the hardest Eastern Conference schedule but has the easiest Western Conference one, with 9 of their 17 games against teams currently out of the playoff picture.

  • Dallas has 6 games remaining vs the top 4 seeds, but also have 6 remaining vs the bottom 4 teams.

  • San Antonio and Denver will have the most opportunities to play spoiler for these teams playoff hopes, with 7 total games coming against these 4 teams. Portland, Minnesota, and Utah all have 6 games vs these teams as well. If Minnesota/Denver can do well in these matchups, they could easily insert themselves back into the playoff hunt.

Other Factors to Consider

Team SOS vs. .500+ Road Games Home Games B2B's Longest Road Trip
Dallas .539 14 13 15 3 4
Phoenix .525 13 16 15 3 3 (x2)
GSW .511 13 14 15 5 6
Memphis .522 13 17 13 6 5
  • The schedule makers did Memphis no favors when making their second half schedule. They have the most back-to-backs, including a ridiculous stretch of 3 B2B's in a a 9 day span, starting March 7th @Chicago.

  • Overall, Golden State has the easiest SOS remaining but face some difficult B2B's. These include: @ Sac/vs. Hou, @NYK/@Tor, vs Dal/@LAC, and @Por/vs. Min.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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