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After the All-Star break, will the Lakers and Nets continue to be play-in teams?

The NBA All-Star break is days away from happening. The gap is when the best teams in the league can rest, recover from injuries, and regain focus in the future. Regarding teams that are on the bubble for postseason contention, they must take it to another level to improve their chances of qualifying for a playoff berth.

Hardly anyone expected to be in this situation is the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. Both teams are nowhere near the upper echelon clubs in their perspective conferences. Currently, the Lakers and the Nets are in the play-in game territory.

Play-in game status is only an opportunity for advancement into the eighth-seeded playoff race, which kicks officially off the postseason. In the latest Strike 7 Sports podcast episode, the panel discusses if the Nets and the Lakers will remain in play-in team land or will emerge and join the ranks of becoming playoff contenders. To listen to today’s episode, click on the link below and enjoy.

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