LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Lakers played one half with the same sluggishness and dissatisfaction that characterised their injury-plagued and compressed season. The Lakers continued their dominance in the second half, demonstrating that they are still capable of defending their NBA title.
On Wednesday at Staples Center, the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 103-100 in a game that had both physical and symbolic ramifications.
What do you mean by literal? The Lakers earned a No. 7 seed and will meet the second-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs, while the Warriors were forced to play an elimination game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday to determine which team will be the eighth seed and face the top-seeded Utah Jazz in the first round.