The commence of the new-glance NBA playoffs are fast approaching, and each and every activity is very important throughout the league as groups are battling for playoff positioning. New in 2021 is the enjoy-in tournament, which offers four teams from every single conference the possibility to occupy the closing two playoff slots for the initially round.

How does the NBA’s new playoff method work, and which groups are the Lakers projected to deal with? We’ve acquired you included. Here’s a comprehensive glimpse at the standings, the Lakers’ remaining routine, and their opportunity playoff opponents with six online games still left in the normal season.

The current standings:

  • 5 – Dallas Mavericks (38-28)
  • 6 – Los Angeles Lakers (37-29) – 1 game titles again
  • 7 – Portland Trail Blazers (37-29) – 1 recreation back again
  • 8 – Golden State Warriors (34-33) – 4.5 video games back again
  • 9 – Memphis Grizzlies (33-33) – 5 online games back
  • 10 – San Antonio Spurs (31-34) – 6.5 online games again

  • 11 – New Orleans Pelicans (30-36) – 8 games again

Game titles remaining in the standard time: 7

Next activity: at Path Blazers, Friday, Could 7

Remaining timetable:

  • May possibly 7: at Trail Blazers (7th in West), 7 PT
  • Might 9: vs. Suns (2nd in West), 7 PT
  • Could 11: vs. Knicks (4th in East), 7 PT
  • May perhaps 12: vs. Rockets (15th in West), 7:30 PT
  • May 15: at Pacers (9th in East), TBD
  • May well 16: at Pelicans (11th in West), TBD

Playoff opponents if time finished now: 

As the current No. 6 seed, the Lakers would be matched up in the initially round with the third-seeded Los Angeles Clippers, who they fell to past evening, 118-94.

The Clippers swept the time collection versus the Lakers 3-, although LeBron James and Anthony Davis (effectively) skipped two of the 3 matchups.