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Top Three Challenges Remaining for the Los Angeles Lakers This Season
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With all the ups and downs that the Lakers have faced this year, the team remains the third seed in the Western Conference.

The Lakers became younger, faster and more athletic in one day when they acquired Ramon Sessions from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the closing hour of the NBA trade deadline.

Despite being on track to secure the Pacific Division championship, questions still remain about the legitimacy of the team and whether they have what it takes to make a deep run in the postseason.

There are three teams that the Lakers face before the postseason that will challenge them both physically and mentally, serving as tough tests for L.A. to prove that they can reach the NBA Finals for the fourth time in five years. 

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