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By Steve Finley
Sports Editor 

Can the Lakers make the playoffs without Davis in the lineup?

 

January 5, 2023

JEVONE MOORE

Russell Westbrook, with the ball, scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out nine assists against Miami last Wednesday night. The Lakers play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday at home at 7:30 p.m. and the travel to Sacramento to play the Kings at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The Lakers are currently in 13th place in the NBA's Western Conference and right now they are not in a good position to make the playoffs without Anthony Davis in the lineup. Eight teams make the playoffs in each conference and if you include the Play-In Tournament 10 teams are eligible. Right now, the Lakers are fighting to make the Play-In Tournament.

Why are the Lakers in 13th place in their conference? One of the main reasons is the absence of Davis. The other reason is the lack of consistent play from most of their players.

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