When discussing how to determine the final playoff berths, LeBron broke down the eighth seed in the West, and his eventual first-round opponent. “You got Portland. You got Memphis...New Orleans and Sacramento tinkering around there...so if there's five or ten games left...why not those guys battle it out? Make them play each other all five games?” After Clifton asked if a three-game play-in series would work, the crew came together with a plan that Memphis and Sacramento have a three-game series along with Portland and New Orleans. Then, the winners play in another series to determine who plays the Lakers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest...ants-play-tournament-final-nba-playoff-berths Count me in. I like the idea, mainly because we’ll have a healthy squad, minus Hood, and it puts the team in control of their own destiny.