Re: Report: Kobe predicts Lakers will make playoffs
He can be confident all he wants, but the Lakers will need help (losing) from HOU or UTA. They are 3 losses and 4 wins behind HOU and 5 losses and 5 wins behind UTA (UTA having the tiebreak) so LAL will need to win and ALSO get losses from HOU and UTA. HOU's schedule looks pretty easy - 4 games vs PHX. They only have 25-26 games left so 4.5-5 games are not so easy to make up. It may come down to the final game of the season LAL vs HOU.