Los Angeles Lakers Odds Of Making Playoffs Dip Below .1%


The Los Angeles Lakers haven't been mathematically eradicated from playoff rivalry, however it will take a miracle for LeBron James and co. to complete within the prime eight within the Western Conference at this level. Following Monday night time's essential loss to the seventh seeded Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers fell 5.5 video games again of the eighth seeded San Antonio Spurs. 

As a end result, LAL's probabilities of making the post-season have reportedly dipped beneath .1%, in line with Basketball Reference. That's worse than the New Orleans Pelicans, who nonetheless have a 1.2% shot at reaching the postseason.

While there are nonetheless 18 video games remaining within the common season, the Lakers (30-34) face the seventh-toughest remaining schedule, according to Tankathon (H/T Sporting News). That contains Tuesday night time's fast flip round in opposition to the Denver Nuggets.

Meanwhile, the Clippers have the 17th hardest remaining schedule, and the Spurs' ultimate 17 video games are ranked 24th hardest.

Los Angeles Lakers Odds Of Making Playoffs Dip Below .1%

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Furthermore, the Lakers have already misplaced the head-to-head tiebreaker in opposition to the Spurs, and so they've dropped two of three to the Clippers to this point.

Even if the Lakers defeat the Clippers on April 5 to tie their season collection at 2-2, the Clips are 11-Three within the Pacific Division, which is a number of video games higher than the Lakers' 7-6 divisional report. Of notice, NBA tiebreakers are first decided by head-to-head information, then by division information.