At 43-37, the Lakers have a one-game lead over the Jazz and therefore control their own destiny. If the Purple and Gold win their final two games, they're in.
However, with Utah owning a 2-1 record over Los Angeles this season, a tie in overall records would mean the Jazz getting the eighth spot and Lakers getting an early summer.
Looking at the possibilities, it's not too hard to see how these final two games will unfold. If the Lakers go 2-0, they're in. If the Jazz go 2-0, they need the Lakers to lose at least one game in order to get into the playoffs.
Let's take a look at each team's remaining games and shake out the most likely scenario for each one.