18 Apr 2013

Lakers scrape into NBA playoffs

5:42 pm on 18 April 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers have squeaked into the NBA basketball playoffs thanks to the Memphis Grizzlies' 86-70 win over the Utah Jazz.

That knocked the Jazz out of the playoffs on the final night of the regular season and ensured the Lakers are in.

The Lakers then beat the Houston Rockets 99-95 in overtime at home to claim the No.7 seed in the Western Conference and a first-round series against the ailing San Antonio Spurs.