Western Conference seeds 6 and 7
The Nuggets (37-28) are currently a game ahead of the Mavericks (36-29) for the No. 6 seed in the West, but the Mavs hold the tie-breaker, thanks to a 3-1 head-to-head advantage. The No. 6 seed will face the Lakers in the first round, while the No. 7 seed will face the Thunder. So …
Nuggets are the No. 6 seed if…
Denver beats Minnesota (H)
Atlanta (H) beats Dallas
Mavericks are the No. 6 seed if…
Minnesota beats Denver
Dallas beats Atlanta
tigerjeterkobe wrote:I am not sure who is a better matchup for the Lakers. I am thinking the Mavs -- no Barea, no Chandler. It is really stop Dirk and Terry, that's it.
Denver has a ton of hustle players. So if the Lakers are lazy they will get beat. Karl will try to run on every Kobe and Gasol miss. Aflalo, Chandler, and Galo can make it hard on Kobe.
The Nuggs have been open about "wanting the Lakers" in round one -- saying the last couple of days that they are fighting hard for the 6th seed and think they can surprise everyone and beat the lakers.
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