JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:I'm not sure how any of that is comforting. The 8th seed is almost a guaranteed loss in the first round against a team like SAS or OKC. I'd almost rather tank and miss the playoffs than waste time with that
We need at least the 6th seed to have a shot of making it out and they need to be playing like an elite team down the stretch too even if their record isn't great. If we get a decent seed and peak then anything can happen, a la 94-95 Rockets.
eh, this team is supposed to compete for a title, not make the second round. they're in a position where they're going to have to beat all those teams on the road, anyway. why not start at the top?
what i'm saying is that i don't see the difference between a 6 and an 8 seed. really, anything after 4 is a problem, and i'd prefer at least 2 or 3. those are highly unlikely unless someone ahead of the lakers has the same kind of injury problems they've had, so i've resigned myself to the lakers having to beat three good teams on the road should they make the playoffs.
at any rate, i'm not looking at target records until late january/early february. i'm just hoping the team starts developing some better habits...like tonight.