Lakers Leapfrog Rockets; Move to 7th Seed

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Lakers Move to 7th Seed with Win Over Houston Rockets

My Lakers have done it! With the Utah Jazz losing to the Memphis Grizzlies just 2 1/2 hours prior to the Lakers-Rockets game, Los Angeles clinches a playoff spot, something we unexpectedly wanted to grasp all season.

This game, however, was almost as important. If the Lakers lost the game against the Rockets, we would have to settle for the 8th and last seed for the Western Conference. That would mean facing the well-rested Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
I could just see Russell Westbrook dogging all over our Nash-less team. We’d have to focus on limiting our turnovers because fast-break points are going to be a nightmare with the speed of Westbrook and Durant.

Lakers to Play Spurs in Playoffs 2013

We did, however, eventually win the game 99-95 just last night after going to overtime. This places the Lakers into 7th seed to end the season and head into the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs, who we also beat just 2 days earlier.

I was hoping that all this would happen because the Spurs don’t have a reliable big man (other than Tim Duncan, who is aging) to stop Dwight Howard, the superstar center who is to take over the team due to the injury of superstar Kobe Bryant. Tony Parker, the point guard for the Spurs, is also not as quick or aggressive as Russell Westbrook so this win was crucial if we want a larger chance to go deep in the playoffs.

I must say well done to the Los Angeles Lakers for beating the Rockets, even without their main offensive weapon. Here’s to hoping the Lakers go deep in the playoffs and finally find their chemistry as a team.

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