The Atlantic Division Down the Stretch (4/13)

Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Hey guys, game preview seems pointless because we played New Jersey a few days ago, so I’m just doing the standings today. Also, I have no time.

Standings

Standing Team Record Games Behind Notes
1 Boston 34-24 -
2 Philadelphia 31-27 3
3 New York 30-28 4
4 New Jersey 21-38 13.5
5 Toronto 20-39 14.5

Last Week’s Schedule and Results

76ers

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Result
Saturday 4/7/2012 Orlando Home L
Sunday 4/8/2012 Boston Away L
Tuesday 4/10/2012 New Jersey Away W
Wednesday 4/11/2012 Toronto Away W

Celtics:

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Record
Saturday 4/7/2012 Indiana Away W
Sunday 4/8/2012 Philadelphia Home W
Tuesday 4/10/2012 Miami Away W
Wednesday 4/11/2012 Atlanta Home W

Knicks:

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Record
Sunday 4/8/2012 Chicago Home W
Tuesday 4/10/2012 Chicago Away L
Wednesday 4/11/2012 Milwaukee Away W

Upcoming Schedule

76ers

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Record
Friday 4/13/12 New Jersey Home 21-38
Monday 4/16/12 Orlando Away 34-24
Tuesday 4/17/12 Indiana Home 36-22
Wednesday 4/18/12 Cleveland Away 19-37

Celtics

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Record
Friday 4/13/12 Toronto Away 20-39
Saturday 4/14/12 New Jersey Away 21-38
Sunday 4/15/12 Charlotte Away 7-50
Tuesday 4/17/12 New York Away 30-28
Wednesday 4/18/12 Orlando Home 34-24

Knicks

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Record
Friday 4/13/12 Washington Home 14-44
Sunday 4/15/12 Miami Home 40-17
Tuesday 4/17/12 Boston Home 34-24
Wednesday 4/18/12 New Jersey Away 21-38

Injuries (info from Basketball-Reference.com)

Sixers: none

Celtics: Jermaine O’Neal (out for year), Ray Allen (out vs. Toronto/likely return soon)

Knicks: Jeremy Lin (out for regular season), Amar’e Stoudemire (out/likely return before end of year)

Notes

Both the Sixers and Celtics have back-to-back-to-back series this week. The Sixers have a tougher stretch in those three games, but the Celtics have three road games and five games in six days. Have fun with that, Boston. I think they still win 3/4 of those 5. I don’t believe the Sixers win more than 2 of their 4 games this week – tonight’s game won’t be too easy, while tired legs might take them out of others.

The Knicks have both Miami and Boston on the slate. This sounds like a statement stretch for them, both in the Atlantic and the East. If they can go 3-1 (and just so you know, I want them to pass us in the standings), that works for me.

Topics: Amar'e Stoudemire, Boston Celtics, Jeremy Lin, Jermaine O'Neal, New York Knicks, Ray Allen, Schedules

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