L.A. now one game ahead of Jazz
so Lakers control their own destiny. If they win vs. Golden State, vs. San
Antonio, and vs. Houston, they qualify regardless of what Utah does. But all of
these 3 games are loseable for the Lakers, although maybe each of these 3
opponents will be slightly resting their starters for the playoffs. Jazz might
need 3-0 vs. Minn (twice, once home once away) and at Memphis to get in. On the
other hand going 1-2 might even get them in if the lakers go 0-3. But for sure
if the Jazz lose their last 3 then they are eliminated.