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Lakers Down the Home Stretch

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It’s been said for a long time, but it bears repeating. The NBA Western Conference is really tough.

If the Denver Nuggets win two of their last three and the Golden State Warriors win out their final three games, then it would be the first time in NBA history that a 50-win team would miss the playoffs. The unfortunate recipient of that dubious record would be the Warriors.

But let’s get to the Lakers.

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With last night’s 107-104 victory against the Hornets, the Lakers have clinched the Pacific Division and are in second place in the conference behind the Hornets. If the Hornets falter against the Dallas Mavericks and Lakers sweep, the two teams end up tied with the Lakers winning the tie-breaker.