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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Jockeying for (ping-pong) position

By Chris Forsberg

Our latest look at the bottom of the league standings with Hollinger computer projections, percent probability for the teams to land a top 3 or No. 1 pick overall at their current position, and each team's remaining schedule (keep in mind that ties in winning percentage have the pick probability split between those teams):

 
RAPID REACTION: Boston's easier schedule still leaves them projected to climb a bit and the question is whether they'll be jockeying with Utah for that fourth spot, or with the Lakers for the fifth. The Celtics players and coaching staff still desperately crave victories, particularly after a string of tough recent losses (ignoring Wednesday's thumping in Washington), but every win the rest of the way could alter the probability of landing a top spot.