Originally Posted by RallyRcrr
"backed into the playoffs" is a little disingenuous. That implies there wasn't any work by the Lakers to get to where they were. For example, 9wins in the last 10 games, making it to 7th seed, losing a star player, playing uphill since the All Star break, all topped with numerous injuries to over half the team.
Under the circumstances, that's actually a pretty big accomplishment for any team isn't it?
Indeed, it is a big achievement considering the circus like season it has been. Spaniard with 2 triple doubles in 3 games made sure that 7th is clinched in Kobe's absence.
Not to worry though, haters will be fluttering around soon along with another bout of conspiracy theorists..