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Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?
Yes.
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No, but finish #7/#8 (top of the bracket).
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No, they'll finish at #9 where they sit today.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:55 pm    Post subject:

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Another thread that has a good chance to end up jinxing us, we are battling with the Jazz/Warriors/Rockets for the last 2 remaining spots, this is why Laker fans are the most hated


Aside from the ridiculous claim that any thread could legitimately "jinx" the Lakers, what about this thread warrants hate? I didn't brashly or arrogantly claim the Lakers *would* make the Top 6.

In fact, the entire premise of the thread was to provide a detailed analysis of the upcoming schedule (# of home/away games, # of B2Bs, toughness of opponents, etc.) and then determine what exactly the Lakers needed to do in order to make the Top 6. The post doesn't provide any guarantees or write a check the Lakers can't cash. Quite the opposite. It's a sober accounting of what's to come, and it's exactly what the Lakers are doing internally (just as Dennis exposed last year when he said the team knew the # of Ws they'd have to secure post All-Star break).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:09 pm    Post subject:

ArminNBA wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Another thread that has a good chance to end up jinxing us, we are battling with the Jazz/Warriors/Rockets for the last 2 remaining spots, this is why Laker fans are the most hated


Aside from the ridiculous claim that any thread could legitimately "jinx" the Lakers, what about this thread warrants hate? I didn't brashly or arrogantly claim the Lakers *would* make the Top 6.

In fact, the entire premise of the thread was to provide a detailed analysis of the upcoming schedule (# of home/away games, # of B2Bs, toughness of opponents, etc.) and then determine what exactly the Lakers needed to do in order to make the Top 6. The post doesn't provide any guarantees or write a check the Lakers can't cash. Quite the opposite. It's a sober accounting of what's to come, and it's exactly what the Lakers are doing internally (just as Dennis exposed last year when he said the team knew the # of Ws they'd have to secure post All-Star break).


No problem bro, your breakdown was very good
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:22 pm    Post subject:

I think they’ll get into the top 6th but it doesn’t matter much. They will have no problem beating the 7-10 teams if it comes to that.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:35 pm    Post subject:

2-0 to start this stretch. 18 more wins.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:47 pm    Post subject:

Toughest strength of schedule after the All-Star break among the 5-10 seeds in the West:

Suns - #1 (5th seed)
Kings - #8 (8th seed)
Lakers - #10 (9th seed)
Pelicans - #12 (6th seed)
Mavericks - #21 (7th seed)
Warriors - #25 (10th seed)

Mavericks are in the best position to enter and stay in the Top 6.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:56 pm    Post subject:

if they can win 20 out of their lasr 25 which is unlikely..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:48 pm    Post subject:

leking006 wrote:
if they can win 20 out of their lasr 25 which is unlikely..


19 wins to go LOL
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Let’s see if this team can make a believer out of us, if we don’t pile up wins in this tough stretch of games our championship hopes are likely over
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:03 pm    Post subject:

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Let’s see if this team can make a believer out of us, if we don’t pile up wins in this tough stretch of games our championship hopes are likely over

Tough stretch? We are home for most.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:29 pm    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Let’s see if this team can make a believer out of us, if we don’t pile up wins in this tough stretch of games our championship hopes are likely over

Tough stretch? We are home for most.


It will be tough based on this...
https://www.tankathon.com/remaining_schedule_strength

Warriors #25 have the easiest schedule left out that 5-10 seeding group... Dallas #20 having the 2nd easiest.

Suns #1, Kings #5, Lakers #6, Pelicans #10 hardest schedule left.

Key will be to get in the 7th and 8th spot. So Lakers can have 2 games to get in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:54 pm    Post subject:

Next 2 games are tough but they've beaten them already this season. I am hoping they get 1 win out of it and that will be fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:58 pm    Post subject:

One good thing about the remaining schedule is

most of games against playoffs teams are in Lakers home (added chances that they can squeak wins against playoffs teams)

while most of the games against non-playoffs teams are on the road (Lakers can beat this teams even at road)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:03 pm    Post subject:

Getting in top six would be great but I'm hoping we can at least get into the7-8 slot instead of 9-10 for 2 chances for playoffs. We could close the gap with Suns if we beat them Sunday. They aren't playing well but Booker seems to have big games against us. Including next game 9 of our next 10 games are not easy.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:09 pm    Post subject:

leking006 wrote:
One good thing about the remaining schedule is

most of games against playoffs teams are in Lakers home (added chances that they can squeak wins against playoffs teams)

while most of the games against non-playoffs teams are on the road (Lakers can beat this teams even at road)


That definitely gives us hope
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?

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Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?

Let’s take a look at the standings:
— #5 Suns and #6 Pelicans (31-22 / .585) on pace for 48 wins.
— #7 Kings (30-22 / .577) on pace for 47 wins.
— #8 Mavericks (30-23 / .566) on pace for 46 wins.
— #9 Lakers (28-26 / .519) on pace for 43 wins.

Lakers have 28 games left. For the Lakers to match the Suns/Pelicans, they need to finish the season 20-8. If the Lakers want to be in the top of the Play-In Tournament bracket, they need to finish 19-9. This is assuming the teams ahead of them keep their current winning pace (and nobody would be surprised if any of them finished strong, making it nearly impossible for the Lakers to catch them).

Can the Lakers do it?

Let’s take a look at their schedule:
2/13 vs Pistons - W
2/14 @ Jazz - W
2/22 @ Warriors - L
2/23 vs Spurs
2/25 @ Suns
2/28 @ Clippers
2/29 vs Wizards
3/2 vs Nuggets
3/4 vs Thunder
3/6 vs Kings
3/8 vs Bucks
3/10 vs Wolves
3/13 @ Kings
3/16 vs Warriors
3/18 vs Hawks
3/22 vs Sixers
3/24 vs Pacers
3/26 @ Bucks
3/27 @ Grizzlies
3/29 @ Pacers
3/31 @ Nets
4/2 @ Raptors
4/3 @ Wizards
4/6 vs Cavaliers
4/7 vs Wolves
4/9 vs Warriors
4/12 @ Grizzlies
4/14 @ Pelicans

Additional Info:
— 15 Home / 13 Away
— 6 Back-to-Backs
— A 4-game road trip, 6-game road trip, and 2-game road trip
— Lakers play 12 games against Top 6 seeds and 8 games against Play-In or fringe Play-In teams (ostensibly 20 games against playoff teams).

RECORD TRACKER
Final Stretch: 2-1 | Overall: 30-27 (#9)


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Below I have divided the games into three categories: easy, medium, and hard.

EASY (6 total; 3 Home/3 Away): 2/13 vs Pistons - W, 2/23 vs Spurs, 2/29 vs Wizards, 3/27 @ Grizzlies, 4/3 @ Wizards, 4/12 @ Grizzlies

EASY RECORD TRACKER: 1-0

The Lakers have 6 EASY games with 3 Home and 3 Away. They should be able go 6-0 in these games and must approach these games with the mentality that they’re going to sweep.

One interesting thing of note in the EASY set of games: 4 of these 6 games are on the 2nd night of Back-to-Backs. That factor certainly impacts the degree of difficulty in these games, despite the fact that these teams are awful and should be "easy" to dispatch.

MEDIUM (13 total; 6 Home/7 Away): 2/14 @ Jazz - W, 2/22 @ Warriors, 3/6 vs Kings, 3/13 @ Kings, 3/16 vs Warriors, 3/18 vs Hawks, 3/22 vs Sixers, 3/24 vs Pacers, 3/29 @ Pacers, 3/31 @ Nets, 4/2 @ Raptors, 4/9 vs Warriors, 4/14 @ Pelicans

MEDIUM RECORD TRACKER: 1-1

The Lakers have 13 games against average to above-average teams with 6 Home and 7 Away (and only 1 game on the 2nd night of a Back-to-Back - 2/14 @ Jazz). They need to go 5-1 at home and at least 4-3 away (considering their putrid 10-17 road record so far this year, 4-3 would be a big win), so that they ultimately finish 9-4 against this slate of teams. It is especially crucial that they defeat the Pelicans and Kings, since they are #6 and #7 in the standings (those victories ostensibly serve as double wins in the Games Back column).

HARD (9 total; 6 Home/3 Away): 2/25 @ Suns, 2/28 @ Clippers, 3/2 vs Nuggets, 3/4 vs Thunder, 3/8 vs Bucks, 3/10 vs Wolves, 3/26 @ Bucks, 4/6 vs Cavaliers, 4/7 vs Wolves

The Lakers have 9 games against the best teams in the NBA with 6 Home and 3 Away (and only 1 game on the 2nd night of a Back-to-Back - 4/7 vs Wolves). The heavy home schedule against HARD teams is fortunate. The Lakers need to aim for a 5-4 record in this difficult set of games.

RECAP: If the Lakers go 6-0 against EASY, 9-4 against MEDIUM, and 5-4 against HARD (20-8 total), then they would finish the season with a 48-34 record.

As daunting as finishing 20-8 may seem, I think the schedule breaks out quite nicely to give the Lakers the opportunity to make a big run.



2/25 @ Suns - L
2/28 @ Clippers - L
2/29 vs Wizards - W
3/2 vs Nuggets - L
3/4 vs Thunder - W (Lakers got their numbers and will play in HC)
3/6 vs Kings - W (Can beat them in HC)
3/8 vs Bucks - L
3/10 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)
3/13 @ Kings - L
3/16 vs Warriors - W
3/18 vs Hawks - W
3/22 vs Sixers - W
3/24 vs Pacers - W
3/26 @ Bucks - L
3/27 @ Grizzlies - W
3/29 @ Pacers - W
3/31 @ Nets - W
4/2 @ Raptors - W
4/3 @ Wizards - W
4/6 vs Cavaliers - L
4/7 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)
4/9 vs Warriors - W
4/12 @ Grizzlies - W
4/14 @ Pelicans - W

17-7 in last 24 games

finish 48-34

is this good enough for 6tth spot?

Note: If they will beat the Suns and Flippers the next 2 games, that will be a huge headstart for this schedule. Besides they've already beaten them this season, so it's not impossible. A split would be nice too.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:22 am    Post subject:

Doesn't really matter. Whichever seed we ended up with, we'd still have to win 3 series against 3 WC opponents. Don't see it happening. At this point, I see maybe a second round exit and Jeanie and Co would be back all smiling again next year still with Ham at the helm. Our expectation has gone way down. Now, it's probably "playoff is good enough" for Jeanie.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:38 pm    Post subject:

Putting aside the fact that AD and Bron got hosed tonight against the Suns (mauled numerous times at the rim with no call and the entire team only ended up with 8 FTs — lowest in three years), this was a hugely disappointing loss and it was largely on the players.

This team isn’t good enough to get away with allowing good 3pt shooters to be wide open, or to give up a million offensive rebounds, or to make brutal and crucial boneheaded mistakes.

I’m sorry, but seriously AD? He’s good for two-three asinine plays per game (it is so frustrating to watch him make mindless outlet passes that get intercepted). And tonight, in a pivotal moment, he inbounds the ball while not actually positioning himself out of bounds? Are you kidding?

To have a shot at even 7/8, this team needs to FOCUS. The rest will take care of itself (especially since they’ve gotten a handle on the 5-Out).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:00 pm    Post subject:

10th seed eliminated by the Warriors in the play-in. Setting expectation low so I wouldn't get disappointed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?

leking006 wrote:
ArminNBA wrote:
Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?

Let’s take a look at the standings:
— #5 Suns and #6 Pelicans (31-22 / .585) on pace for 48 wins.
— #7 Kings (30-22 / .577) on pace for 47 wins.
— #8 Mavericks (30-23 / .566) on pace for 46 wins.
— #9 Lakers (28-26 / .519) on pace for 43 wins.

Lakers have 28 games left. For the Lakers to match the Suns/Pelicans, they need to finish the season 20-8. If the Lakers want to be in the top of the Play-In Tournament bracket, they need to finish 19-9. This is assuming the teams ahead of them keep their current winning pace (and nobody would be surprised if any of them finished strong, making it nearly impossible for the Lakers to catch them).

Can the Lakers do it?

Let’s take a look at their schedule:
2/13 vs Pistons - W
2/14 @ Jazz - W
2/22 @ Warriors - L
2/23 vs Spurs
2/25 @ Suns
2/28 @ Clippers
2/29 vs Wizards
3/2 vs Nuggets
3/4 vs Thunder
3/6 vs Kings
3/8 vs Bucks
3/10 vs Wolves
3/13 @ Kings
3/16 vs Warriors
3/18 vs Hawks
3/22 vs Sixers
3/24 vs Pacers
3/26 @ Bucks
3/27 @ Grizzlies
3/29 @ Pacers
3/31 @ Nets
4/2 @ Raptors
4/3 @ Wizards
4/6 vs Cavaliers
4/7 vs Wolves
4/9 vs Warriors
4/12 @ Grizzlies
4/14 @ Pelicans

Additional Info:
— 15 Home / 13 Away
— 6 Back-to-Backs
— A 4-game road trip, 6-game road trip, and 2-game road trip
— Lakers play 12 games against Top 6 seeds and 8 games against Play-In or fringe Play-In teams (ostensibly 20 games against playoff teams).

RECORD TRACKER
Final Stretch: 2-1 | Overall: 30-27 (#9)


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Below I have divided the games into three categories: easy, medium, and hard.

EASY (6 total; 3 Home/3 Away): 2/13 vs Pistons - W, 2/23 vs Spurs, 2/29 vs Wizards, 3/27 @ Grizzlies, 4/3 @ Wizards, 4/12 @ Grizzlies

EASY RECORD TRACKER: 1-0

The Lakers have 6 EASY games with 3 Home and 3 Away. They should be able go 6-0 in these games and must approach these games with the mentality that they’re going to sweep.

One interesting thing of note in the EASY set of games: 4 of these 6 games are on the 2nd night of Back-to-Backs. That factor certainly impacts the degree of difficulty in these games, despite the fact that these teams are awful and should be "easy" to dispatch.

MEDIUM (13 total; 6 Home/7 Away): 2/14 @ Jazz - W, 2/22 @ Warriors, 3/6 vs Kings, 3/13 @ Kings, 3/16 vs Warriors, 3/18 vs Hawks, 3/22 vs Sixers, 3/24 vs Pacers, 3/29 @ Pacers, 3/31 @ Nets, 4/2 @ Raptors, 4/9 vs Warriors, 4/14 @ Pelicans

MEDIUM RECORD TRACKER: 1-1

The Lakers have 13 games against average to above-average teams with 6 Home and 7 Away (and only 1 game on the 2nd night of a Back-to-Back - 2/14 @ Jazz). They need to go 5-1 at home and at least 4-3 away (considering their putrid 10-17 road record so far this year, 4-3 would be a big win), so that they ultimately finish 9-4 against this slate of teams. It is especially crucial that they defeat the Pelicans and Kings, since they are #6 and #7 in the standings (those victories ostensibly serve as double wins in the Games Back column).

HARD (9 total; 6 Home/3 Away): 2/25 @ Suns, 2/28 @ Clippers, 3/2 vs Nuggets, 3/4 vs Thunder, 3/8 vs Bucks, 3/10 vs Wolves, 3/26 @ Bucks, 4/6 vs Cavaliers, 4/7 vs Wolves

The Lakers have 9 games against the best teams in the NBA with 6 Home and 3 Away (and only 1 game on the 2nd night of a Back-to-Back - 4/7 vs Wolves). The heavy home schedule against HARD teams is fortunate. The Lakers need to aim for a 5-4 record in this difficult set of games.

RECAP: If the Lakers go 6-0 against EASY, 9-4 against MEDIUM, and 5-4 against HARD (20-8 total), then they would finish the season with a 48-34 record.

As daunting as finishing 20-8 may seem, I think the schedule breaks out quite nicely to give the Lakers the opportunity to make a big run.



2/25 @ Suns - L
2/28 @ Clippers - L
2/29 vs Wizards - W
3/2 vs Nuggets - L
3/4 vs Thunder - W (Lakers got their numbers and will play in HC)
3/6 vs Kings - W (Can beat them in HC)
3/8 vs Bucks - L
3/10 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)
3/13 @ Kings - L
3/16 vs Warriors - W
3/18 vs Hawks - W
3/22 vs Sixers - W
3/24 vs Pacers - W
3/26 @ Bucks - L
3/27 @ Grizzlies - W
3/29 @ Pacers - W
3/31 @ Nets - W
4/2 @ Raptors - W
4/3 @ Wizards - W
4/6 vs Cavaliers - L
4/7 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)
4/9 vs Warriors - W
4/12 @ Grizzlies - W
4/14 @ Pelicans - W

17-7 in last 24 games

finish 48-34

is this good enough for 6tth spot?

Note: If they will beat the Suns and Flippers the next 2 games, that will be a huge headstart for this schedule. Besides they've already beaten them this season, so it's not impossible. A split would be nice too.


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The irony is Lakers can easily beat the Pelicans and Thunder and yet they are in the top 5 and Lakers barely hanging at play-in spot.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:04 pm    Post subject:

i say we beat nuggs. they have zero respect for us. everyone will then say we are back and the team no one wants to play.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:24 pm    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
i say we beat nuggs. they have zero respect for us. everyone will then say we are back and the team no one wants to play.


5 straight Home Games vs contenders with no back2back games will the be the turning point this season.

Their goal should be at least 3-2 on thar stretch. If they fail to win a single game in that 5 games, then kiss the 7-8 play-in spot goodbye.

3/2 vs Nuggets - L
3/4 vs Thunder - W (Lakers got their numbers and will play in HC)
3/6 vs Kings - W (Can beat them in HC)
3/8 vs Bucks - L
3/10 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)

A 4-1 or 5-0 here which is unlikely, will elevate the Lakers as a contender.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:29 pm    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
10th seed eliminated by the Warriors in the play-in. Setting expectation low so I wouldn't get disappointed.


eliminated by warriors? LMFAO They will most likely be eliminated but not by the (bleep) warriors. They Lebron (bleep). Curry always choked when facing Lebron without KD saving his ass.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:43 pm    Post subject:

Tonight’s win against the Clippers could be one we reflect on as a win that saved the Lakers’ 2024 season.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?

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leking006 wrote:
ArminNBA wrote:
Can the Lakers reach the Top 6 and avoid the Play-In Tournament?

Let’s take a look at the standings:
— #5 Suns and #6 Pelicans (31-22 / .585) on pace for 48 wins.
— #7 Kings (30-22 / .577) on pace for 47 wins.
— #8 Mavericks (30-23 / .566) on pace for 46 wins.
— #9 Lakers (28-26 / .519) on pace for 43 wins.

Lakers have 28 games left. For the Lakers to match the Suns/Pelicans, they need to finish the season 20-8. If the Lakers want to be in the top of the Play-In Tournament bracket, they need to finish 19-9. This is assuming the teams ahead of them keep their current winning pace (and nobody would be surprised if any of them finished strong, making it nearly impossible for the Lakers to catch them).

Can the Lakers do it?

Let’s take a look at their schedule:
2/13 vs Pistons - W
2/14 @ Jazz - W
2/22 @ Warriors - L
2/23 vs Spurs
2/25 @ Suns
2/28 @ Clippers
2/29 vs Wizards
3/2 vs Nuggets
3/4 vs Thunder
3/6 vs Kings
3/8 vs Bucks
3/10 vs Wolves
3/13 @ Kings
3/16 vs Warriors
3/18 vs Hawks
3/22 vs Sixers
3/24 vs Pacers
3/26 @ Bucks
3/27 @ Grizzlies
3/29 @ Pacers
3/31 @ Nets
4/2 @ Raptors
4/3 @ Wizards
4/6 vs Cavaliers
4/7 vs Wolves
4/9 vs Warriors
4/12 @ Grizzlies
4/14 @ Pelicans

Additional Info:
— 15 Home / 13 Away
— 6 Back-to-Backs
— A 4-game road trip, 6-game road trip, and 2-game road trip
— Lakers play 12 games against Top 6 seeds and 8 games against Play-In or fringe Play-In teams (ostensibly 20 games against playoff teams).

RECORD TRACKER
Final Stretch: 2-1 | Overall: 30-27 (#9)


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Below I have divided the games into three categories: easy, medium, and hard.

EASY (6 total; 3 Home/3 Away): 2/13 vs Pistons - W, 2/23 vs Spurs, 2/29 vs Wizards, 3/27 @ Grizzlies, 4/3 @ Wizards, 4/12 @ Grizzlies

EASY RECORD TRACKER: 1-0

The Lakers have 6 EASY games with 3 Home and 3 Away. They should be able go 6-0 in these games and must approach these games with the mentality that they’re going to sweep.

One interesting thing of note in the EASY set of games: 4 of these 6 games are on the 2nd night of Back-to-Backs. That factor certainly impacts the degree of difficulty in these games, despite the fact that these teams are awful and should be "easy" to dispatch.

MEDIUM (13 total; 6 Home/7 Away): 2/14 @ Jazz - W, 2/22 @ Warriors, 3/6 vs Kings, 3/13 @ Kings, 3/16 vs Warriors, 3/18 vs Hawks, 3/22 vs Sixers, 3/24 vs Pacers, 3/29 @ Pacers, 3/31 @ Nets, 4/2 @ Raptors, 4/9 vs Warriors, 4/14 @ Pelicans

MEDIUM RECORD TRACKER: 1-1

The Lakers have 13 games against average to above-average teams with 6 Home and 7 Away (and only 1 game on the 2nd night of a Back-to-Back - 2/14 @ Jazz). They need to go 5-1 at home and at least 4-3 away (considering their putrid 10-17 road record so far this year, 4-3 would be a big win), so that they ultimately finish 9-4 against this slate of teams. It is especially crucial that they defeat the Pelicans and Kings, since they are #6 and #7 in the standings (those victories ostensibly serve as double wins in the Games Back column).

HARD (9 total; 6 Home/3 Away): 2/25 @ Suns, 2/28 @ Clippers, 3/2 vs Nuggets, 3/4 vs Thunder, 3/8 vs Bucks, 3/10 vs Wolves, 3/26 @ Bucks, 4/6 vs Cavaliers, 4/7 vs Wolves

The Lakers have 9 games against the best teams in the NBA with 6 Home and 3 Away (and only 1 game on the 2nd night of a Back-to-Back - 4/7 vs Wolves). The heavy home schedule against HARD teams is fortunate. The Lakers need to aim for a 5-4 record in this difficult set of games.

RECAP: If the Lakers go 6-0 against EASY, 9-4 against MEDIUM, and 5-4 against HARD (20-8 total), then they would finish the season with a 48-34 record.

As daunting as finishing 20-8 may seem, I think the schedule breaks out quite nicely to give the Lakers the opportunity to make a big run.



2/25 @ Suns - L
2/28 @ Clippers - L
2/29 vs Wizards - W
3/2 vs Nuggets - L
3/4 vs Thunder - W (Lakers got their numbers and will play in HC)
3/6 vs Kings - W (Can beat them in HC)
3/8 vs Bucks - L
3/10 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)
3/13 @ Kings - L
3/16 vs Warriors - W
3/18 vs Hawks - W
3/22 vs Sixers - W
3/24 vs Pacers - W
3/26 @ Bucks - L
3/27 @ Grizzlies - W
3/29 @ Pacers - W
3/31 @ Nets - W
4/2 @ Raptors - W
4/3 @ Wizards - W
4/6 vs Cavaliers - L
4/7 vs Wolves - W (Will not lose 2 straight at HC)
4/9 vs Warriors - W
4/12 @ Grizzlies - W
4/14 @ Pelicans - W

17-7 in last 24 games

finish 48-34

is this good enough for 6tth spot?

Note: If they will beat the Suns and Flippers the next 2 games, that will be a huge headstart for this schedule. Besides they've already beaten them this season, so it's not impossible. A split would be nice too.


0-1

The irony is Lakers can easily beat the Pelicans and Thunder and yet they are in the top 5 and Lakers barely hanging at play-in spot.


1-1 bonus win against the flippers

6 home games next
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:50 pm    Post subject:

If we have to face Curry and the Warriors in a 1 set elimination game I rather be the 9th seed and have HCA instead of being the 10th and having to play 2 road games to get in
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