Battle for the 8th Playoff Spot in West
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Who will it be? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz battle it out for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Lakers, with a 42-37 record, are currently a game ahead of the Jazz (41-38) in the standings. But the Jazz are buoyed by the fact that the tie-breaker belongs to them, having taken the season series against L.A., 2-1. Here’s a look at what lies in store for the two teams over their last few games as they battle for a place in the 2013 postseason.

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