We can't just expect a statement game here.A lot of implications for this one. With the Suns’ loss tonight, it puts our fate back in our own hands. Denver is our toughest opponent left on our schedule and being able to keep that one in the win column drastically improves our chances of maintaining the first seed. Also, Denver is currently tied with LAC and own the tie-breaker, so beating Denver pushes them closer to finishing 4th and securing LAC in the three spot with a hopeful LAL 6th seed. When we were rolling, it was Denver who beat us in the 20-1 streak we rolled off (or whatever it was), and now that Denver is hot, it would be great to beat them. With two guys presumably out, it’d be a huge statement game to knock them off.
Expect the Lakers to get really, really healthy when they need to.Man if we could get the playoff bracket as it stands today then we’d be golden. About as good as one could hope. Avoid Phoenix and both LA teams until conference finals.
A win tonight makes it so much more probable. Then you win the games you should and split GS and Porty and you are gold. I think the Clips are the biggest team to avoid tbh... Assuming Lakers don’t get healthy in a hurry.
You are probably right. And I have been doing some of that fearful hand wringing...... Having said that, I would rather just play the spurs or Memphis and let someone else beat the Lakers even though I think you are right that we would beat them.If we end up matched up with the Lakers, all of this fearful hand-wringing over the prospect of playing them is going to look really silly after we destroy them.
Without Mike and Don this will be a really tall order, even though they are without Murray. They're something like 8-2 over the last ten and Joker has been playing out of his gourd. My heart says Jazz, my gut says Denver.