Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away from Playoff spot.

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Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away from Playoff spot. 

Post#1 » by Soupman » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:39 am

The lakers and mavs are just 3 game away from securing a playoff spot(going by losses).

Do you think they can make thier way in?
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Post#2 » by Sting3r » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:42 am

Honestly all it takes is one of those teams to go on one 9-10 game winning streak to be right in it.
But easier said than done. Quite frankly if they can't then they don't deserve to make post season anyways.
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Post#3 » by kingofcomedy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:46 am

Great, as a mavs fan nothing like a chance at getting swept by the spurs and no shot at the lottery
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Post#4 » by sunskerr » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:50 am

Sting3r wrote:Honestly all it takes is one of those teams to go on one 9-10 game winning streak to be right in it.
But easier said than done. Quite frankly if they can't then they don't deserve to make post season anyways.


This makes sense
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Post#5 » by Young_Star11 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:52 am

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Post#6 » by OOO » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:57 am

I see Houston moving up in the standings. Golden State is free falling right now, and Utah has some tough games ahead. I think the Lakers will overtake those two and end up as the 6th seed. Not too confident about the Mavs unless Dirk can get back to his old self.
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Post#7 » by TwentyOne920 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:14 am

They need to win like crazy tbh.

Lakers need to play great ball to reach 6th, but only need to play like they did on their Grammy road trip to get 8th.

Of course D'Antoni has never beaten Pop in the playoffs.
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Post#8 » by PurpleRooster » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:16 am

Win like crazy, but even then they do not control their own destiny really.
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Post#9 » by OneWhoKnocks » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:17 am

Looking at schedules, I think the Mavs and the Jazz have the toughest schedules coming up. Lakers schedule even though they will be playing tons of away games in march will be playing against low-seeded/lottery teams.
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Post#10 » by hatreserve » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:22 am

Kobe says that the Lakers will make the Playoffs this year but the super talented old team is like the LA Dodgers of last year. (But hopefully not this year) . No chemistry.
If they make the playoffs they are def. not be able to pass the next round ..
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Post#11 » by pwrshft99 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:30 am

Lakers will make the playoffs. Even if the don't get it together soon, I see the refs handing them a few games to keep them in the hunt. The NBA doesn't want to see the Lakers miss the post season.
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Post#12 » by jasonliw93 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:45 am

Heres an idea,
If you were the other teams in the west, would you go easy on the rockets to screw the lakers?
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Post#13 » by nikomCH » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:51 am

TwentyOne920 wrote:They need to win like crazy tbh.

Lakers need to play great ball to reach 6th, but only need to play like they did on their Grammy road trip to get 8th.

Of course D'Antoni has never beaten Pop in the playoffs.


Good thing Kobe and Nash ave!
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Post#14 » by dike77 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:52 am

Mavs have Lakers at home and the Rockets two times in the next 2 weeks. They need to win these
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Post#15 » by TheRealistGM » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:55 am

The lakers have been right there for a while now. But Houston isn't showing the signs of falling apart therefore it is up to the Lakers to get hot. With 27 games left, if they go 20-7 they will need houston to finish with a record of 16-10 or worse. That is essentially a 75% win rate. To put that into perspective only SA has that kind of win percentage this year and they've been gunning on all cylinders.

Even if houston finishes the rest of the season with a .500 record (13-13). The lakers will need to finish off the season winning ~64% of there remaining games. Only 5 NBA teams are currently winning at that pace.

If houston continues to win at the same rate they are winning right now they will have 44-45 wins at the end of the year. Lakers need to 18-9 or 19-8 (67% and 70%) to make the postseason. Based on that its going to be very difficult for the lakers to make the playoffs. Can they do it? Sure. But they are going to need to either get very very hot and play like the elite teams in the league or hope Houston takes a bit of a nosedive (Or even one of Utah or Golden State).
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Post#16 » by inquisitive » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:15 am

lakers not only have to go on a tear, but need the rockets to falter pretty bad...i think rockets might actually have a chance to move up to 7th and possibly 6th.
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Post#17 » by TheKiteDesigner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:22 am

The thing that's been hurting the Lakers the past few weeks is, everytime they win Houston seems to win as well and what's hurting Houston is, everytime the Lakers lose they lose also lol they've been at a stand still for a few weeks now.
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Post#18 » by blizzard » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:36 am

OOO wrote:I see Houston moving up in the standings. Golden State is free falling right now, and Utah has some tough games ahead. I think the Lakers will overtake those two and end up as the 6th seed. Not too confident about the Mavs unless Dirk can get back to his old self.


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Lakers won't make the playoffs, granted. They are 5-5.5 games behind GS and Utah, and while GS had some tough games lately, their schedule will be easier than ever in March, and probably climb up in the rankings again to reclaim the 5th spot from Denver. Utah and Houston are in good shape, and play strong basketball right now.

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Post#19 » by Honey Bear » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:03 am

TheKiteDesigner wrote:The thing that's been hurting the Lakers the past few weeks is, everytime they win Houston seems to win as well and what's hurting Houston is, everytime the Lakers lose they lose also lol they've been at a stand still for a few weeks now.


The thing that'll help the Rockets for the next few games is playing some eastern conference opponents. Barring any let downs, they can go on a streak of their own.
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Post#20 » by Rallyks » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:08 am

Lakers have 4 sets of back-to-backs and a ton of road games in March. I don't see them catching the 8th spot.

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