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Would the Lakers be better off losing Fri. to San Antonio?

Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere on this board, but don't the Lakers want to finish as the #4 seed? Because San Antonio seems likely to get the #1 seed, given that they own the season head-to-head tiebreaker over OKC. And the Thunder, with their interior size and perimeter talent, are by far the worst potential matchup for the Lakers, right?

Memphis may be a tough squad, but the Lakers would have the three best players in that series. And are the Grizzlies really that much scarier than the Mavericks? Also, the Clippers may be the worst matchup for the Thunder, so them getting the 3 seed might well result in the Lakers not having to face OKC at all.

And if the Lakers best route to the finals is through SA in Round 2 instead of OKC, then the best way to ensure that happens is to lose again to SA on Fri. So perhaps Kobe should sit out one more game ...

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