Here's our competition for the 8th seed Indiana Pacers (26-32 : 5.5 games ahead of us):24 games left13 on the road14 games against >.500 teamsThree 3-game road tripsTwo 3-game home stands.6 back-to-backsWe're going to play them twice (one home one away) and we split the season series 1-1 so far.11 of the next 16 are road games, so if they're gonna trip any time, it is now. If we don't catch Indiana by 3/26 when we play them at home, we ain't gonna catch them.Charlotte Bobcats (26-33 : 5 games ahead of us):23 games left12 on the road14 games against >.500 teamsOne 3-game, and one 4-game road tripsTwo 3-game home stands5 back-to-backsWe'll play them once in Detroit and they're leading the season series 2-1.7 of their next 10 are on the road and other than a game in Toronto, they're all very tough games. This is when they'll trip.Milwaukee Bucks (22-36 : 0.5 games ahead of us):24 games left11 on the road13 games against >.500 teamsTwo 3-game road tripsOne 3-game and one 4-game home stands7 back-to-backsWe'll play them twice (starting tonight, one home one away). Season series tied 1-1.Bucks have a tough schedule left. I doubt they'll finish better than 10th.Detroit Pistons (22-39):21 games left11 on the road9 games against >.500 teamsOne 3-game road trip5 back-to-backsWe have 5 games against Bucks, Bobcats and Pacers combined. We must win those 5. We have a tough road trip coming up against San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Denver. We gotta get something out of that trip. We can't afford to go 0-3.We need to win our home games. Of the 10 home games left, the only tough ones are against New York, Miami and Chicago.We have a chance. A remote one, but a chance nonetheless. We play mostly against losing teams the rest of the way and only have one bad road trip remaining. Pacers would be the toughest to catch.