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Memphis, Minnesota and 2 Teams the Lakers Should Fear Playing in the Playoffs

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Memphis, Minnesota and 2 Teams the Lakers Should Fear Playing in the Playoffs

This article will look at four teams, including the Memphis Grizzles and Minnesota Timberwolves, the Los Angeles Lakers should fear having to play in the postseason this spring. The Lakers are no longer the dominant force that won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. Therefore, there is a smaller margin of error than there used to be when Phil Jackson was roaming the sidelines. Which also means there are more Western Conference foes the Lakers need to fear playing in a seven-game playoff series.

In the following slides, you will find four sleeper teams the Lakers should fear playing in the playoffs. By “sleeper team,” I mean teams who may not necessarily be at the very top of the Western Conference standings and/or teams who, if they were to defeat the Lakers in the postseason, the outcome would potentially be considered an upset.

 

All stats in this slideshow courtesy of hoopsstats.com.

Photo courtesy of lakers.topbuzz.com.

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