all depends if Denver has anything to play for. If they don’t (and there’s not much difference between 3 and 4 seed), they could get their guys rest before playoffs. But they could just as easily be content with facing the weakest of the top west teams with Dallas in the first round. Knocking the Blazers back and taking the third spot sets them up for a Lakers first round matchup. I’m guessing they’d be okay playing Dallas instead. also word out of LA is LeBron likely doesn’t play the back to back. So key will be beating Indiana which is a moderately tough road game. but yeah... bug Denver and... gasp Laker fans.