• Lakers, Jazz, Mavericks locked in race for No. 8 seed in Western Conference

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 1, 2013
    But all that aside, the Lakers better take the Mavericks very seriously and come out to win this game. With eight games left, the Lakers entered Monday tied for eighth place in the Western Conference with the Jazz , who have steadied a once-sinking ship, and sit just 1½ games ahead of the hard-charging Mavericks . The Dallas Mavericks are sitting just a game-and-a-half back of the purple and gold for the 8th seed. Dallas has won four of its past five games and the Lakers have lost four of their past six as both teams are chasing Utah and Houston for the final playoff spots in the West. For L.A., only their game against the Hornets at home next Tuesday is the only one that can be labeled remotely close to an easy win in their next 4-game stretch, which happens to also end at the Rose Garden against the Trailblazers where they have lost 8 of their last 10 tries.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Preview: Mavericks vs. Lakers

      With only 8 games left in the regular season, the Lakers (38-36) are facing a win-or-die situation in their playoff hopes every single game. Tonight is definitely no exception. The Dallas Mavericks (36-37) are sitting just a game-and-a-half back of the …
  • Howard: Lakers should win all remaining games

    Dwight Howard says he's made some "epic" April Fool's jokes in the past, but the Los Angeles Lakers center was being completely earnest when he looked at the eight remaining games on his team's schedule.
    Source: ESPN.com

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