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Daily Dime archive for March 2003

Read the reports of ESPN.com's senior NBA writer from the month of March in 2003.

Originally Published: April 1, 2003
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

MJ not the only one hoping to hit the Big Four Oh Friday, March 28 Forty wins.

That, according to the best calculations in Dimedom, is what it'll take to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Forty is the magic number, just like it is in our beloved English Premiership, where 40 points is the unofficial barrier for insulation from relegation.

If you buy that guesstimate, and assuming you don't echo our dear friend Peter May's calls to cancel the East playoffs, there are five teams ...

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