- from FOXSports.com
No race may be more important than the race for sixth in the West between the Nuggets and Rockets. The sixth seed gets the Sonics in the first round, the seventh is likely to get the Spurs. The way the Sonics are limping to the finish line, facing them in the first round would be far less of a challenge than dealing with the Spurs. The matter could be settled on the court because the Rockets play host to the Nuggets on Saturday night. With the season series tied 1-1, the game essentially is worth two games in the standings. If the teams end up with the same record at the end of the season, the winner of Saturday's game will be the higher seed.