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The magic number for the Laker's hope for the playoffs is now down to 8.
Well, actually 5 and 12.
After basking in what used to be a solid 2-game lead over the Utah Jazz for the 8th and final seed in the west, the Lakers now see themselves back outside looking in.
The Jazz have won their last 4 games while the purple and gold, as well witnessed, gave up 4 of their last 6. That result in a similar record between these 2 teams. But the kicker is the Jazz hold the tie-breaker over the Lakers having taken the season series, 2-1. That puts the Lakers back in the 9th spot.
If they want to steal the 9th spot back, the Lakers can no longer afford to pick and choose which of the final 8 games in the regular season they decide to come and play.
The Jazz have 3 more straight games at home before they round off their remaining schedule with 3 road games and 2 home games. Utah is one of the better teams at home having lost only 9 times out of the 27 games so far. So, t...
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Here is his quote via Sports Glory.
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Now, he's up on charges that'll keep him in prison for a long time if convicted.
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Only Important Injuries:
-Steve Nash likely out (stock up for Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake)
-LeBron, Wade, Chalmers out (stock up for Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Norris Cole)
-Noah, Belinelli likely out (stock up for Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Nate Robinson)
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Nate Robinson ($5800)
Steve Blake ($3700)
Kobe Bryant ($9500)
Vince Carter ($5600...