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Can the Lakers be the 8th seed this year?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject:

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We need 2 teams in the top 8 right now to lose a bunch of games because I don't think we'll catch the Jazz. If both the Clipps and the Pelicans start losing a bunch, we have a slim chance.


Or if Portland goes into another late season collapse


The problem is that the Lakers keep losing games.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:07 am    Post subject:

KG24 wrote:
epak wrote:
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We need 2 teams in the top 8 right now to lose a bunch of games because I don't think we'll catch the Jazz. If both the Clipps and the Pelicans start losing a bunch, we have a slim chance.


Or if Portland goes into another late season collapse


The problem is that the Lakers keep losing games.


Exactly!
They beat OKC 2 times in 1 week and lose to the Mavs :/
But even looking @ their next 5/6 games. They're all very winnable games.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

JeezyXVII wrote:
KG24 wrote:
epak wrote:
Scoffs wrote:
We need 2 teams in the top 8 right now to lose a bunch of games because I don't think we'll catch the Jazz. If both the Clipps and the Pelicans start losing a bunch, we have a slim chance.


Or if Portland goes into another late season collapse


The problem is that the Lakers keep losing games.


Exactly!
They beat OKC 2 times in 1 week and lose to the Mavs :/
But even looking @ their next 5/6 games. They're all very winnable games.

So you expect the lakers never to lose again this season? They are winning at over .666 clip right now even if they were to lose their next game. Win 4 lose 2 is how theyve been and thats considered hot. They will have to pass Portland AND Denver in the standings to get the 8th. I posted Denver and Portlands upcoming schedules a couple of posts back and they are not easy so the lakers best chance to make up ground is during that stretch as long as they keep their winning percetage up.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject:

too many things need to fall our way. if we only had to jump 1 team, i'd say sure. but we have to jump 3 teams with 27 games left and a 6 game gap.

those are tall odds even if you count in schedule differences.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject:

I'll be pretty pleased if we get really close in the last 5 games and there is some buzz about the playoffs as a possibility.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject:

the 9 game losing streak killed any hope of the playoffs. Even if they keep winning at a 60+% clip it will be hard, look at Utah, the Clippers, they both keep winning. They both need to collapse along with the Pelicans. Let's just enjoy them growing, but next year its playoffs or bust, with or without the max contracts.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject:

KobeDunk wrote:
the 9 game losing streak killed any hope of the playoffs. Even if they keep winning at a 60+% clip it will be hard, look at Utah, the Clippers, they both keep winning. They both need to collapse along with the Pelicans. Let's just enjoy them growing, but next year its playoffs or bust, with or without the max contracts.

Utah and the clippers will make the playoffs and the pelicans wont just based on their remaining schedule, its just Portland and Denver that stand in the way and the lakers play denver twice, i'm not saying its going to happen or even likely but per all those teams remaining schedule there is still a reasonable shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject:

Yea that losing streak was killer
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject:

LakergirlsFan710 wrote:
JeezyXVII wrote:
KG24 wrote:
epak wrote:
Scoffs wrote:
We need 2 teams in the top 8 right now to lose a bunch of games because I don't think we'll catch the Jazz. If both the Clipps and the Pelicans start losing a bunch, we have a slim chance.


Or if Portland goes into another late season collapse


The problem is that the Lakers keep losing games.


Exactly!
They beat OKC 2 times in 1 week and lose to the Mavs :/
But even looking @ their next 5/6 games. They're all very winnable games.

So you expect the lakers never to lose again this season? They are winning at over .666 clip right now even if they were to lose their next game. Win 4 lose 2 is how theyve been and thats considered hot. They will have to pass Portland AND Denver in the standings to get the 8th. I posted Denver and Portlands upcoming schedules a couple of posts back and they are not easy so the lakers best chance to make up ground is during that stretch as long as they keep their winning percetage up.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject:

KobeDunk wrote:
the 9 game losing streak killed any hope of the playoffs. Even if they keep winning at a 60+% clip it will be hard, look at Utah, the Clippers, they both keep winning. They both need to collapse along with the Pelicans. Let's just enjoy them growing, but next year its playoffs or bust, with or without the max contracts.


I agree.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:01 am    Post subject:

20-10 in the last 30 games was feasible. That would put us right at 0.5.

Is it still possible after the trade?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:11 am    Post subject:

I voted no- reverse jinx!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject:

Even if the Lakers miss the playoffs, if they can achieve what the '99-'00 Mavs did when they got a 40-42 record after countless years of pathetic basketball then that would be the momentum the team can take into the offseason. The next season the Mavericks finally reached the postseason and for many season after.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject:

I think we would need to win 43 games to make the 8th seed. That means we go 20-7 the rest of the way. Pretty doubtful. Optimistically, we could win 38-40 games. More likely we win around 36, going something like 13-14 in our last 27 games.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject:

Spurs blow it against the Nuggets and Jazz.

They are obviously sabotaging the Lakers chances at the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject:

chantruong wrote:
Spurs blow it against the Nuggets and Jazz.

They are obviously sabotaging the Lakers chances at the playoffs.


Lol. I was thinking: stupid Spurs! Why aren't you healthy? Haha
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:59 am    Post subject:

LakerSanity wrote:
I think we would need to win 43 games to make the 8th seed. That means we go 20-7 the rest of the way. Pretty doubtful. Optimistically, we could win 38-40 games. More likely we win around 36, going something like 13-14 in our last 27 games.


At the beginning of the year, 90% of LG would have been happy with 36 wins...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject:

I read that the Spurs are only 4 games back from being out of the playoffs, the same goes for most the teams at 8-5. even if itís unlikely.. there is hope that one of these playoff teams go on a down slide and the Lakers go on a 9-10 game winning streak that puts in in the playoffs by the end of the year...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject:

OKC at risk of missing playoffs
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject:

chantruong wrote:
OKC at risk of missing playoffs


To be precise.. you can include the Wolves and Spurs on that list of teams who are at risk of missing the playoffs, can you imagine how sweet it would be if one of these mid tier teams fall apart and we get to sneak in?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
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OKC at risk of missing playoffs


To be precise.. you can include the Wolves and Spurs on that list of teams who are at risk of missing the playoffs, can you imagine how sweet it would be if one of these mid tier teams fall apart and we get to sneak in?


But if we sneak in and OKC falls out. What will be ESPN's excuse.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject:

Make a new poll for post trade deadline because team composition has changed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject:

Randle 9-13
Ingram 9-17
Kuzma 10-20

But you lose. LOL! 139 pts to Pelicans, 130 pts to Dallas. Can't blame IT's defense for this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject:

Meanwhile the teams ahead of us are beating division leaders. Portland beat GS tonight, Clippers beat Boston, Utah on 11 game win streak. I say the playoff ship has officially sailed tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject:

Freaking good teams aren't helping.
Spurs and GS... You're supposed to beat the likes of no, port, Denver
You suckers!
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