exactly. i hate being right about this, but i'll be shocked at this point if they hold on. technically, it's not even holding on...they're in 9th right now, as they're tied with utah in the loss column and already lost that tie-breaker.
i expected them to lose @mil, but the lapses in concentration over the past 4 or 5 games have just been unfathomable to me. it's like they don't want to make the playoffs. i know the fans feel like they'd rather not see it, either, but trust me, it's much better to make it and get blasted than to miss the dance entirely. the lakers brand is about winning, and that has been powerful to players in the past. i don't think dwight or mwp would be here if the lakers hadn't been a perennial winner for their entire lives.