west vs. east ...
• Ten Western Conference teams had
a record of at least .500.
• Three Eastern Conference teams had
records of at least .500.
• Western teams are 67-31 against the East.
• The Timberwolves at 9-11 (.450) rank 13th in the West.
• The Timberwolves would be tied for seventh in the East — a playoff team.
... and the notably bad
• The Pistons are under .500 (9-10), but that’s the fourth-best record in the East.
• The Brooklyn Nets are paying an $80 million luxury tax fine for a 6-14 record.
Ø New York
• The New York Knicks expected to be a playoff team, but in the East even 5-14 leaves them in contention.
*Records entering Monday’s action
|Atlanta||5||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Miami||1||Top 6th Inning|
|NY Yankees||4||Top 5th Inning|
|Philadelphia||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Baltimore||3||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Milwaukee||2||Top 3rd Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Cleveland||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Oakland||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|San Diego||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Arizona - J. Hellickson||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson|
|Colorado - E. Butler||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - B. McCarthy|
|Texas - R. Detwiler||3:10 PM|
|Seattle - J. Paxton|
|Cincinnati - M. Leake||7:05 PM|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright|
|San Antonio||9:30 PM|
|Washington||1||3rd Prd 5:53|
|New England||4:00 PM|
|New York City|