Complete Guide to LA Lakers Postseason

Welcome to the complete guide to the Los Angeles Lakers' postseason. Here you'll find everything you need to know about the Purple and Gold's quest for an improbable 17th title.

What a finishing kick for the Lakers.

Los Angeles won their last five games and eight of their final nine to not just clinch a playoff berth, but jump up to the seventh seed in the West and attain a more favorable first-round matchup with the San Antonio Spurs.

That's the good news.

The bad news is they will be without Kobe Bryant for the rest of the season and Steve Nash's return is still shrouded in mystery.

So how long can this—dare I say, Cinderella—run last?

Let's break it down step-by-step.

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