With the finish line approaching, there are still many details left to be ironed out, but a few things have become more clear for the NBA’s four California squads. The Clippers, once sporting the league’s best record, are now in a dogfight to remain in the West’s coveted top three, avoiding a brutal 4/5 battle with either Denver or Memphis. The Warriors’ swoon appears over, and their playoff-starved fans can comfortably look forward to the playoffs. The Lakers will be an 8-seed
The 2012-13 regular season is heading into the home stretch, and three of California’s four teams are neck deep in postseason intrigue (leaving only Sacramento, a city and franchise dealing with plenty of intrigue even without any playoff hopes). What does the landscape look like with about 20 games to play?
With the All-Star break on the not-so distant horizon, three of California’s teams are in various stages of a positive identity forge, while a fourth remains the stuck in “Fugitive-esque train wreck” mode. (Spoiler alert! The odd team out is the Sacramento Kings!) With that in mind, here’s a look at what’s brewing on the left coast.
We welcome aboard the Kamenetzky brothers, Brian and Andy, who were must-reads at ESPN-Los Angeles but were let go at Christmas by the WorldWide Leader In Shedding Talent. Each week, the Cali Report on Sheridan Hoops will take a trip around the golden state, examining the fortunes of its four teams – CS.