LA has to play spurs 3 times and I think they would have to lose at least 4 games for us to catch them. You never jnow though, Kobe is injured and missing games the opportunity to jump them might present itself.
Lakers are only two games ahead of us. They have eight games left, while we have ten. If they go 5-3, we have to go 9-1. Definitely doable. Lakers have to go 7-1 to completely block us from getting by them. They still have games against Denver, OKC, Dallas, Golden State and Sacramento, as well as the three with the Spurs. That's six games against current playoff teams, and two tough games on the road against GSW and the Kings. The road to the three seed is not easy for either Los Angeles team. That's why I picked us for it.