|Vs. Eastern Conference||Dallas||Phoenix||Golden State||Memphis|
|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|
|4) LA Clippers||2||3||1||1|
|8) Golden State||2||1||-||1|
|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|
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.