NBA: Los Angeles Lakers Eye Play-off Spot

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers Eye Play-off Spot

The Los Angeles Lakers took another step towards the final play-off place after their 91-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers Eye Play-off Spot

With Kobe Bryant facing a lengthy spell out after rupturing his Achilles tendon, Dwight Howard stepped up to the mark with 26 points and 17 rebounds.

The remaining post-season berth in the Western Conference is between the Lakers and the Utah Jazz, who must win both their remaining games and hope the Lakers lose to Houston on Wednesday to qualify.

The Denver Nuggets boosted their hopes of finishing as the No 3 seeds with a 118-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

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