Six Teams Jockey for Final Five Playoff Spots in G League Western Conference
It all ends Saturday and the six slots still up for grabs in the G League Western Conference playoff hunt will be determined. Seven teams are still mathematically eligible with six days left in the regular season.
Austin Spurs* (31-16):
Their winning ways continued over the past week by knocking off Iowa and Sioux Falls on the road. A division title is locked in place and the only goal that remains is not leaving the Lone Star State until the championship round if they advance. One win would do it. This week: Tuesday at Memphis, Thursday at Oklahoma City, Saturday versus South Bay.
South Bay Lakers* (28-19):
With a chance to clinch a playoff spot on Saturday night, the Lakers fell to Raptors 905 who seem intent on defending their title. The door is still open for Reno to overtake South Bay for the division crown, but the Lakers hold the upper hand for now. This week: Tuesday at Greensboro, Friday at Memphis, Saturday at Austin.
Oklahoma City Blue* (26-21):
There was only one mission for the week, win at Reno. Mission accomplished. Along the way, the Blue claimed a division lead to give them an inside track to the postseason plus they have the tiebreaker advantage over Sioux Falls. This week: Tuesday at Agua Caliente, Thursday versus Austin, Saturday at Rio Grande Valley.
Texas Legends (27-20):
They were back to their winning ways this week beating two potential spoilers at home. One more win or a Sioux Falls loss will get them qualified for the second season. This week: Wednesday at Northern Arizona, Friday vs. Rio Grande Valley, Saturday vs. Memphis.
Reno Bighorns (26-21):
Late in the season, a 4-2 road trip is actually very good. Reno got run out of Austin then rebounded to top the Legends on back-to-back nights. The schedule will be heavy on games, but light on travel as the Bighorns host four games this week. Right off the bat there are two games with Iowa Monday and Wednesday followed by Friday's date with the Clippers and wrapping up on Saturday against Oklahoma City.
Rio Grande Valley (26-20):
The Vipers took care of business on Thursday against the Sea Dubs. However, they are the only team this week that plays four games to close out the season. A series of missteps are not permitted. This week: Monday and Wednesday vs. Salt Lake City, Friday at Texas, Saturday vs. Oklahoma City.
Sioux Falls Skyforce* (25-22):
The losses for the ‘Force weren’t just on the court after going 1-2 last week. Guards Briante Weber and Larry Drew II signed ten-day contracts with Memphis and New Orleans respectively which is understandably bittersweet. This week: Tuesday at Iowa, Friday and Saturday at Northern Arizona.
Santa Cruz Warriors (23-24):
1. Westchester Knicks* 31-17
2. Raptors 905 30-17
3. Fort Wayne Mad Ants* 27-20
4. Grand Rapids Drive 26-21
5. Long Island Nets 26-21
6. Erie BayHawks* 26-22
7. Lakeland Magic 25-22
8. Windy City Bulls 23-24