The Los Angeles Lakers have to make a big decision.
In the first round of the playoffs, they have to consider whether they will face the No. 1 seed Denver or the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies.
The Lakers defeated them 128-117 on the 10th (Korean time) and secured 7th place in the Western Conference.
In the past, we would go straight to the playoffs and face the No. 2 seed team in the first round, but now we have to play a play-in tournament with the No. 8 team. If you win here, the 7th seed will be confirmed, but if you lose, you will have to face the winner of the match between 9th and 10th for the 8th seed.토토사이트
The Lakers met Minnesota three times in the regular league and recorded one win and two losses. Won the most recent match.
The American media is predicting that the Lakers will win as long as there is no change.
This is because the game is being played on the Lakers home court and LeBron James and Anthony Davis are playing well. In addition, DeAndre Russell, Austin Reeves, and Rui Hachimura are in good condition, so they will win easily against Minnesota.
In Minnesota, the atmosphere is chaotic due to infighting. Main gun Rudy Gobert was kicked home midway through the game for punching teammate Kyle Anderson. Also, Jaden McDaniels broke his hand after punching the wall in the tunnel leading to the locker room in a fit of anger when the game was not over.
If the Lakers beat Minnesota, they’ll face No. 2 seed Memphis. The Lakers lead with 2 wins and 1 loss in the season record.
A loss to Minnesota will pit the Lakers against the No. 9 New Orleans Falcons versus the No. 10 Oklahoma City Thunder winner for the No. 8 seed.
New Orleans, with home-court advantage, is likely to beat Oklahoma City. In this case, the Lakers will play New Orleans on their home court. If you hit New Orleans, you’ll face No. 1 seed Denver. In the 4 clashes with Denver this season, they have not been able to distinguish between superiority and inferiority with 2 wins and 2 losses. They won all their home matches, but lost all their away matches. Denver, with its home-court advantage, looks somewhat better.
Which team will the Lakers face in the first round of the playoffs?