Who's Number Two: Who Will Challenge The Los Angeles Lakers in The West

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Who's Number Two: Who Will Challenge The Los Angeles Lakers in The West
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The Lakers still remain the team to beat.

It seems like a foregone conclusion that the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the western conference before the season even started, and while that sounds like an overstatement, there’s little chance the Lakers aren’t representing the west in the NBA finals come June.

While the Lakers coming out of the west may seem like an undisputed statement, after that, there’s a huge grey area between who's number two, and who's number three, and so on. The only thing we know is that the Lakers are the best team in the west, and the rest is a crapshoot. All season, about five teams will be gunning for that number two spot, and the chance to get a playoff series against the Lakers, and potentially dethrone the champs. 

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