Rest versus responsibility
The Los Angles Lakers (41-40) are in. So it's down to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. With two games to play for both teams, the Warriors (40-40) hold a one-game lead, but the Clips (39-41) have the tiebreaker. Answering some questions about the race . . .
Do the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, who are currently locked into the top two spots in the West, still have an obligation to play their best players ...
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