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Post#61 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:34 am by matt6715

I'm a huge mavs fan but even I know it's an improbable uphill battle for them to make the POs. Every game needs playoff intensity and Sunday's game against the Lakers is the season. If they win Sunday, pick up some steam and can roll into the first game against Houston with a streak going, they have a shot. Not a great one, but a shot nonetheless.

That being said, if they lose to the Lakers, that's it
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Post#62 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:56 am by Donald Kaufman

Who cares? They're both getting bounced early even if they do make it.
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Post#63 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:41 am by misterglover

The Lakers are getting in, Jazz falling out.....and on top of that I'll make a prediction, if the Lakers end up matched up against the Spurs they lose, if they manage to draw OKC they pull the upset.
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Post#64 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:46 am by TONY_YAYO

Lakers are horrendous they should've traded Kobe now another Kobe team will be playoff-less or 1st rd exits. Team will be goin nowhere with 34 yr old Kobe trying to be the man
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Post#65 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 am by leolozon

Fobbie wrote:After watching last night game, I'm not impress or sold on the Lakers making the playoff.


Nash went 2/11 and they still won. When does Nash shoot that poorly?
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Post#66 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 am by Dr Pepper

Its going to take some serious injuries for the Lakers or Mavs to sneak in. Jazz may not be contenders but their business model revolves around making the playoffs for the extra $$$ so they'll be motivated anyway
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Post#67 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 am by PetroNet

no, i cant seven see the lakers finishing with a winning record. dwight/kobe s going to get super toxic after their next 3 game losing streak
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Post#68 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:03 am by branny

Donald Kaufman wrote:Who cares? They're both getting bounced early even if they do make it.

And what if another Spurs/Grizzlies series happens?
NaturalThunder wrote:OKC killing Serge's MVP candidacy...2-0 without Ibaka on the season.
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Post#69 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:34 am by inquisitive

leolozon wrote:
Fobbie wrote:After watching last night game, I'm not impress or sold on the Lakers making the playoff.


Nash went 2/11 and they still won. When does Nash shoot that poorly?


i think he meant their defense....offense is not a problem.
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Post#70 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:48 am by jazzfan1971

misterglover wrote:The Lakers are getting in, Jazz falling out.....and on top of that I'll make a prediction, if the Lakers end up matched up against the Spurs they lose, if they manage to draw OKC they pull the upset.


Ohhh, can I get in on teh arbitrary endpoints game as well?

Over the last 23 games the Jazz are 16-7 or nearly 70%. (69.5%)

Arbitrary endpoints aside, the Jazz are playing better to the eye test as well. I don't know what would make you think they are dropping out of the playoffs. Anything logical you can point to?
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Post#71 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:52 am by anish23

It's going to be tough for either team to make it. But there are some interesting games coming up.

As a Mavs fan, Sundays game against Lakers is huge, and in a week or so we play Houston twice within 4 days. That should be huge games. If we manage to win all three, we are right back in the playoff hunt.
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Post#72 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:54 am by Muggsy Bogues

leolozon wrote:
Fobbie wrote:After watching last night game, I'm not impress or sold on the Lakers making the playoff.


Nash went 2/11 and they still won. When does Nash shoot that poorly?


They won against a non-playoff team and possibly the only squad in the league with a worse bench than theirs. Have them pull off a similar win against top competition and then we'll talk.
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Post#73 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:06 pm by bfpri

Why is everyone talking about Houston? 3 games separate the 8th seed from the 6th seed. Any of those teams can drop out.
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Post#74 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:18 pm by kaitanuva

bfpri wrote:Why is everyone talking about Houston? 3 games separate the 8th seed from the 6th seed. Any of those teams can drop out.


3.5 games separate 9th and 8th. And Utah is playing pretty well. Warriors are just too far from the 9th seed though.
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Post#75 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:46 pm by Jake0890

Lakers make it, Jazz drop out.
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Post#76 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:51 pm by Muggsy Bogues

bfpri wrote:Why is everyone talking about Houston? 3 games separate the 8th seed from the 6th seed. Any of those teams can drop out.


Maybe if they're hit with a bunch of injuries at the same time. The Warriors and Jazz are far deeper than the Lakers and quite a bit more talented than Dallas. What's more, Golden State spends almost the entire final month at home, which makes it even less likely they'll drop. The Jazz have been on a tear lately, and that's without Hayward, who just got back earlier this week. Honestly, I'm not sure I even see the Mavs or Lakers catching up with Houston, because James Harden can pull them out of a lot of close games even if the other guys end up faltering a bit down the stretch.
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Post#77 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:17 pm by RunSunRun

Muggsy Bogues wrote:
bfpri wrote:Why is everyone talking about Houston? 3 games separate the 8th seed from the 6th seed. Any of those teams can drop out.


Maybe if they're hit with a bunch of injuries at the same time. The Warriors and Jazz are far deeper than the Lakers and quite a bit more talented than Dallas. What's more, Golden State spends almost the entire final month at home, which makes it even less likely they'll drop. The Jazz have been on a tear lately, and that's without Hayward, who just got back earlier this week. Honestly, I'm not sure I even see the Mavs or Lakers catching up with Houston, because James Harden can pull them out of a lot of close games even if the other guys end up faltering a bit down the stretch.


Houston also has 4 games left against Phoenix which they should sweep as we don't match up that well offensively.

Yes, the Lakers are playing better, but so is everyone else in the Western Conference except GSW until last night. And even than, their losing streak were games all against other playoff teams except Dallas who is right in the mix anyways.
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Post#78 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:34 pm by TexansFanatic

kaitanuva wrote:
bfpri wrote:Why is everyone talking about Houston? 3 games separate the 8th seed from the 6th seed. Any of those teams can drop out.


3.5 games separate 9th and 8th. And Utah is playing pretty well. Warriors are just too far from the 9th seed though.


The Rockets are about to win a bunch more games with their next 10 games. I expect that separation to increase.
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Post#79 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:44 pm by Fobbie

leolozon wrote:
Fobbie wrote:After watching last night game, I'm not impress or sold on the Lakers making the playoff.


Nash went 2/11 and they still won. When does Nash shoot that poorly?

Should thank the NBA and LMA for bailing you out last night. You barely won last night, heck Portland was leading most of the game.
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Post#80 Re: Lakers and Mavs are just 3 games away fro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:51 pm by jjscap

Utah is strong home and they got 14 home games left in the schedule most of which are against the EC teams. They'll secure the 8th seed.
Unless Harden or Asik gets injured there is no way Rockets are missing the playoffs.
GSW is the team to watch. They have been playing awful defense lately and losing tons of games. But they beat Spurs last night so you never know.

Currently Lakers has 27-29. GSW: 32-23
I think Warriors will end up having 45-37, going 13-14 in the rest of the games. Their schedule is so-so but you know those lottery teams will lose no matter how bad GSW plays.

So Lakers will need to win 18 out of 26 games left. That's the minimum. That's highly unlikely but still achievable.
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