Improbably, I had the foresight to archive each day's playoff projections, which I can now turn into a dynamic motion chart. The bar graph below shows how each team's playoff chances have evolved on a daily basis, from early November all the way to the All Star break.
By mid-December, the Pacers had already locked up a one or two seed, while the Bucks were already out of playoff contention. The Trailblazers began the season as a likely #9 seed, but are now a lock for the playoffs and a good bet for a #2 or #3 seed.
|Step 1: Select a team:|
|Step 2: Wait for chart to load|
|Step 3: Click Play button at bottom left of chart|
|Step 4: Experience the drama, the spectacle, the pageantry that is the NBA regular season.|