Found April 08, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Fans of the San Antonio Spurs may be scared that they may lose their hold on the 1st seed in the Western Conference playoffs. But there is a question they should ask themselves. Would they rather face a young, run and gun Houston Rockets team with a poor defense and a turnover prone offense, or a team sporting four future Hall of Famers? Sure the Los Angeles Lakers have not looked like champions this year, but with Kobe Bryant on the top of his game, Dwight Howard playing his best basketball all year, Pau Gasol returning to form and Steve Nash about to come back from injury, this would be easily the most talented 8th seed in playoff history. Yes, it is not a certainty that the Lakers will make the playoffs, as they are currently half a game back of the Utah Jazz, but there is no way that Kobe will let his team miss the playoffs. So assuming they make it, the Spurs are much better off at the 2 seed. The Spurs’ offense is just as potent as the Rockets’ and they have a far superior def...
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