The LA Lakers are on the playoff stage after two seasons.
On the 12th, the Lakers won 108-102 after an overtime game against Minnesota in the 2022-2023 season NBA Western Conference Play-In Tournament 7th seed match and advanced to PO. The Lakers’ PO advance is two years after the 2020-2021 season. Last season, they placed 11th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference, and 8 teams failed to step on the PO stage. The Lakers will face second seed Memphis in the first round of PO.
The Lakers led the team to PO advances with a 온라인카지노double-double performance in which “King” LeBron James scored 30 points, the most of both teams, including 3 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also delivered 6 assists. Center Anthony Davis also helped the team win with 24 points and 15 rebounds. The Lakers made all the home fans stand up by making it 98-95 with Dennis Schroeder’s 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter. However, with 0.1 seconds left in the game, Minnesota’s Mike Conley gave 3 free throws, and Conley succeeded in all of them, leading to overtime and a difficult victory.
The play-in tournament is a match between the 7th to 10th places in the regular league for the last two tickets to advance to PO. The 7th and 8th places in the conference face off, with the winning team advancing to PO as the 7th seed, while the losing team competes with the winner of the 9th and 10th place teams for the 8th seed. The Lakers finished 7th in the regular league this season. Minnesota, the eighth-place team that lost to the Lakers, competes with the winner of the New Orleans (9th)-Oklahoma City (10th) match to be held on the 13th for the last PO ticket. The 1st to 6th seeds are ranked according to the regular league rankings. In the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament on the 12th, Atlanta (8th) defeated Miami (7th) 116-105 and took the 7th PO seed. Atlanta meets No. 2 seed Boston in the first round of PO.