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Wizards Schedule Analysis: Let's see what games we should be mad about losing down the stretch.

Coming into the season i said i thought we could get 43-45 wins this season (this was with Okafor), i had revised it to 41-43 games after Gortat move. In order to get there I thought a 27-14 record at home and a 15-26 record away would be the key to about a #7 seed. This when i thought the Knicks and Nets were going to be in the mix. The Wizards are now 7-8, and i'm going to take into consideration the mix of games, the back to backs, extended trips and home stands and try to predict where the 42-44 wins will come from.

We'll go month by month:

October: Overall 0-1 Road 0-1, Home 0-0

@Detroit (0-1)

November: Overall 8-9 Running Totals: Road 3-6 Home: 5-2 Month Record: 8-8

Home Philadelphia (0-1) Brooklyn (1-1) Cleveland (1-2) Minnesota (2-2) NYK (3-2) LAL (4-2) ATL (5-2)

@Miami (0-2) @Philadelphia (1-2) @OKC (1-3) @Dallas (1-4) @SA (1-5) @ Clev (2-5) @ Toronto (2-6) @Mil (3-6)

@Indiana (3-7)

December: Overall: 13-16 Home: 8-4 (3-2 for month) Road: 5-11 (2-5 for month) Record Month: 5-7

Home Orlando (6-2) Milwaukee (7-2) Denver (7-3) LA Clippers (7-4) Detroit (8-4)

@Atlanta (4-7) @NYK (4-8) @ Brooklyn (4-9) @ Boston (5-9) @ Minnesota (5-10) @ Detroit (5-11)

January Overall: 21-24 Home: 13-8 (5-4 for month) Road: 8-16 (3-5 for month) Record Month: 8-9

Dallas (8-5) Toronto (9-5) Golden State (9-6) Houston (9-7) Miami (9-8) Chicago (10-8) Detroit (11-8) Philadelphia (12-8) Boston (13-8)

@ Charlotte (6-11) @ New Orleans (6-12) @ Indiana (6-13) @ Chicago (6-14) @Phoenix (7-14) @Utah (8-14) @Golden State (8-15) @La Clippers (8-16)

February Overall 29-29 Home: 19-10 (6-2 for month) Away: 10-19 (2-3 for month) Month record: 8-5

OKC (14-8) Portland (14-9) San Antonio (14-10) Cleveland (15-10) Sacramento (16-10) Toronto (17-10) New Orleans (18-10) Orlando (19-10)

@Memphis (8-17) @ Houston (8-18) @Atlanta (9-18) @ Cleveland (10-18) @ Toronto (10-19)

March Overall 37-35 Home: 24-12 (5-2 for month) Away: 14-23 (4-5 for month) Month record: 9-7

Memphis (20-10) Utah (21-10) Charlotte (22-10) Brooklyn (22-11) Phoenix (23-11) Indiana (23-12) Atlanta (24-12)

@ Philadelphia (11-19) @Milwaukee (12-19) @Miami (12-20) @ Orlando (13-20) @ Sacramento (13-21) @ Portland (13-22) @ LAL (13-23) @ Denver (13-24) @ Charlotte (14-24)

April Overall 44-38 Home: 28-13 (4-1) Away: 16-25 (2-1) Month record: 6-2 keep in mind tankees on the docket

Boston (25-12) Chicago (26-12) Charlotte (27-12) Milwaukee (28-12) Miami (28-13)

@NYK (14-25) @ Orlando (15-25) @ Boston (16-25)



The late months will see the intensity of tanking teams ease up, plus it's heavy with Eastern Conference teams. February and April feature the Wizards making up a 5 game home/away deficit.

To be 7-8 here at this point is just fine. At 44-38, we could be the home team as a 5 seed in the 1st round over the crappy ATL division winner. This is the list of games that can get us there, and if we lose any of those games i deem winnable i'll actually get irritated. I feel i've been realistic.

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