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Will Lakers Secure Playoff Spot Tonight?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 17, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
With a $100 million payroll, four future Hall of Famers and a storied championship history, it’s come to this.
The Lakers’ season finale Wednesday tonight against the Houston Rockets could decide whether they perhaps salvage an otherwise disastrous season or miss the playoffs for only the third time in the team’s history.
Few would have guessed this scenario.
The Lakers (44-37) enter Wednesday tonight’s game against the Houston Rockets (45-36) at Staples Center with a possible must-win situation. The Lakers are a pure lock for the playoffs if they win, earning a seventh seed and playing the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
A Lakers’ loss coupled with a Utah winloss against Memphis would leave the Lakers in the eighth spot against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A Lakers’ loss along with a Utah win would take the Lakers out of the playoff consideration picture. In other words, everything in the Lakers’ season finale could define their season and beyond.
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