As the playoffs rapidly approach, the Western Conference remains one of the more intriguing storylines. Many of the seedings remain undecided although the top two are beginning to look more and more certain.
The Los Angeles Lakers have small cushion at the slot for the No. 3 seed. That position would place the Lakers in an advantageous position to eventually take on one, if not both of the top two seeds on a path to the NBA Finals.
Which team would the Lakers prefer to match up against? Neither will be an easy opponent and the Lakers could get beaten by both of them. However, despite of an 0-2 record against the Thunder this season, there are a few reasons why the Lakers just might fare better against the Thunder than the Spurs.