The Dallas Mavericks are currently the 9th seed in the west with a (13-10) record, which means they wouldn’t be in the playoffs if the season ended today. On the flip side, if Dallas were in the east they would be the 3rd seed.
After losing a heart breaker to the hands of Golden State, Dirk Nowitzki took a jab at the eastern conference.
“If you look at the Western Conference, the quality so high. The teams are bunched up right there. We can beat each other every given night. It’s not like the Eastern Conference, where you just roll through,” said Nowitzki after a 95-93 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
If there was any year for the NBA to allow the top 16 records in the playoffs, this year would be it.