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Thanks for Trying, Mike!

Gotta give D’Antoni love for trying to knock off the Clippers. He ran Nash and Stoudemire out there the whole game.
It sets up a crazy Wednesday, with the Warriors at Portland, Lakers at Sacramento and Clippers hosting the Hornets. I’m going to the Clippers game to cover that angle. Here are the remaining scenarios:

If the Warriors and Lakers win, and Clippers lose: Lakers would get the No. 7 seed and face Phoenix. The Warriors would get the No. 8 seed and face Dallas. Clippers go home.

If the Warriors and Clippers win, and Lakers lose: The Warriors would get the No. 7 seed and face Phoenix, the Lakers would get the No. 8 seed and face Dallas. The Clippers would go home.

If the Clippers and Lakers win, and Warriors lose: The Lakers would get the No. 7 seed and the Clippers get the No. 8 seed . The Warriors would go home.

If the Clippers win, and the Lakers and Warriors lose: The Lakers would get the No. 7 seed and the Clippers would get the No. 8 seed (Lakers have the better division record). The Warriors would go home.

If they all lose: The Lakers would get the No. 7 seed, the Warriors would get the No. 8 seed and the Clippers would go home.

Got it?

Marcus Thompson