NBA Playoffs 2021: The only way Los Angeles Lakers will be able to Qualify, Check Out

NBA Standings: NBA Playoffs 2021: With just a few games left in the regular season, it is getting clearer and clearer as to which teams will qualify for the playoffs directly and which teams would have to play the Play-In Tournament.

The Lakers have had a bad run with injuries and have been struggling to get into the top 6 seeds. That would mean that they would have to play the Play-In Tournament against the likes of Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, and San Antonio Spurs.

The Dallas Mavericks lost their game against the Memphis Grizzlies today and the Lakers did not fail to capitalize after defeating the New York Knicks in a dramatic 101-99 Overtime Game.

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NBA Playoffs 2021: How can the Lakers qualify for the Top 6 Seeds?

Scenarios after POR beat Utah and DAL beat NOP, increasing LAL’s chances of staying at No. 7:

– If POR or DAL go 2-0 or 1-1, they finish ahead of LAL.
– If POR or DAL go 0-2, LAL must go 3-0 (including tonight, at IND, at NOP).

POR: at PHX, vs. DEN
DAL: vs. TOR, at MIN

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NBA Playoffs 2021: NBA Standings

Eastern W L Pct CGB Home Div Conf Last 10 PF PA Diff Streak
Philadelphia – x
47 22 .681 0.0 27-7 10-2 29-10 8-2 113.6 108.1 5.5 L-1
Brooklyn – x
45 24 .652 2.0 25-8 8-4 24-16 6-4 118.6 114.4 4.2 W-2
Milwaukee – y
44 25 .638 3.0 25-10 10-0 28-11 7-3 119.9 114.0 5.9 W-1
New York
38 30 .559 8.5 22-11 3-8 23-17 7-3 107.2 105.0 2.2 W-1
Atlanta
38 31 .551 9.0 22-11 7-3 22-18 6-4 113.4 111.8 1.6 W-1
Miami – x
38 31 .551 9.0 20-15 6-6 22-17 7-3 107.9 108.1 -0.2 W-3
Boston
35 34 .507 12.0 21-15 4-7 20-20 3-7 113.0 111.6 1.4 L-3
Charlotte
33 36 .478 14.0 18-17 8-3 20-20 4-6 109.7 111.2 -1.5 L-2
Indiana
33 36 .478 14.0 13-21 7-4 19-21 5-5 114.9 114.9 0.0 W-2
Washington
32 37 .464 15.0 17-17 2-8 14-25 6-4 116.6 118.8 -2.2 L-1
Chicago
29 40 .420 18.0 13-21 6-5 19-20 4-6 110.8 111.8 -1.0 L-1
Toronto
27 42 .391 20.0 16-19 4-8 17-23 2-8 111.4 111.5 -0.1 L-4
Orlando
21 48 .304 26.0 11-25 4-7 13-26 3-7 104.1 112.9 -8.8 L-4
Cleveland
21 48 .304 26.0 12-23 4-8 15-24 0-10 103.8 112.3 -8.5 L-11
Detroit
20 50 .286 27.5 13-21 1-11 12-29 2-8 106.8 111.1 -4.3 L-3

 

NBA Standings: NBA Playoffs 2021: Western Conference

Western W L Pct CGB Home Div Conf Last 10 PF PA Diff Streak
Utah – y
50 19 .725 0.0 31-4 6-4 26-13 6-4 116.7 107.5 9.2 L-1
Phoenix – x
48 21 .696 2.0 26-9 7-5 27-12 6-4 114.8 109.3 5.5 L-2
LA Clippers – x
46 23 .667 4.0 26-10 9-3 27-13 6-4 114.0 107.8 6.2 W-1
Denver – x
45 24 .652 5.0 25-11 8-2 25-15 7-3 115.2 110.2 5.0 W-1
Portland
40 29 .580 10.0 19-16 4-6 21-18 8-2 116.0 114.5 1.5 W-4
Dallas
40 29 .580 10.0 19-15 6-5 20-20 7-3 112.1 109.9 2.2 L-1
LA Lakers
38 30 .559 11.5 19-15 4-8 23-17 3-7 109.3 106.6 2.7 W-1
Golden State
37 33 .529 13.5 23-11 5-7 23-17 7-3 113.6 112.7 0.9 W-4
Memphis
36 33 .522 14.0 16-18 6-6 17-22 5-5 113.5 112.4 1.1 W-3
San Antonio
33 35 .485 16.5 14-20 6-6 17-23 4-6 111.2 112.2 -1.0 W-1
New Orleans
31 38 .449 19.0 18-17 6-5 18-21 5-5 114.8 114.7 0.1 L-1
Sacramento
31 38 .449 19.0 16-19 5-7 18-21 7-3 114.1 117.5 -3.4 W-2
Minnesota
22 47 .319 28.0 12-21 5-6 14-26 6-4 112.0 117.6 -5.6 W-2
Oklahoma City
21 49 .300 29.5 9-25 3-8 11-29 1-9 105.0 115.8 -10.8 L-8
Houston
16 53 .232 34.0 8-27 5-7 10-30 1-9 108.6 116.5 -7.9 L-6

 

The LA Lakers will face the Houston Rockets tomorrow.

The Dallas Mavericks will face New Orleans Pelicans.

Portland Trail Blazers will face the Utah Jazz

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