Can Los Angeles Lakers Qualify for Playoffs After a Win Over Cleveland Cavaliers?

Can Los Angeles Lakers Qualify for PlayoffsD’Angelo Russell (Image Source: Getty Images)


Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game on Saturday, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-97. As per the NBA website, with a 45-33 record, they are currently #8 in the Western Conference. Now, LeBron James and company are only 1 game and a half behind the sixth spot.

They have four games left in their regular season schedule, which allows them to sneak into a postseason berth. Few NBA fans would have responded yes a few months ago when you asked them whether they thought the Los Angeles Lakers would make this kind of a push at this point in the season.

They have, nonetheless, exceeded those predictions by going on a late-season tear. They have a lot of momentum now as they move forward. The Lakers have just four games remaining in their schedule as the NBA draws nearer to the postseason.

They will play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. At the moment, both teams are tied for the #1 seed in the Western Conference. This season, they have already met twice and ended in drawing.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Roadmap Ahead of Their Playoff Hopes

They will play the Golden State Warriors, a division opponent, on April 9. The Warriors are ahead in their season series 2-1 thus far. The lone victory Los Angeles Lakers has had over them thus far comes from a 145-144 double-overtime triumph on January 27. Golden State is likewise still clinging to the final Western play-in tournament slot.

They’ll play the Memphis Grizzlies after that. The Grizzlies are perhaps the worst remaining club on the Lakers’ schedule. They are playing without Ja Morant and are 27–50. Los Angeles holds a 2-1 series lead against Memphis after three regular-season games. Thus far, LA has prevailed over Memphis.

On April 14, Los Angeles Lakers will play the New Orleans Pelicans, led by Zion Williamson, to wrap off the regular season. The Pelicans lead LA by just a half-game as of this writing. Like the Grizzlies, the Pelicans have a chance to tie in the season’s last game despite trailing 2-1 in the season series

 

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