After Saturday’s action, the Warriors are still the eighth seed in the West, while the Lakers are the seventh seed.
The Portland Trail Blazers, who beat the Lakers on Friday night, are one and a half games ahead of the Lakers for the sixth seed.
The Warriors, meanwhile, are only halfway through the game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but both teams will play the season finale next Sunday.
While the NBA never expected the Warriors and Lakers to meet in the play-in game at the start of the season, the league must certainly drool over the idea of Steph Curry and Draymond Green taking on LeBron James. and Anthony Davis, assuming they are healthy. .
After the Warriors’ 136-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chase Center on Saturday, Curry was asked if he thinks the NBA would like to see his team face the Lakers in Game 7-8, and the leading scorer. of the NBA had an excellent reaction of non-reaction.
With a wry smile on his face, Curry nodded for about 10 seconds without saying a word.
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Curry and all NBA fans know the league is quietly hoping the Warriors and Lakers meet at Staples Center for the right to be the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
The Warriors have four games to play while the Lakers have five. We will find out in a week whether the two NBA powers will face each other in the play-in game.
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