Jackson on first-round opponent

MINNEAPOLIS — Here’s Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s take on three possible first-round playoff opponents: “Well, you know, San Antonio has a tiebreaker with Oklahoma, and that sets things up. Portland has the fewest games and probably has the easiest schedule, three out of four (at home). So, I think Portland is going to be in sixth and then it’s going to be a toss-up. If it’s a tie, the tie goes to San Antonio. So, we’re kind of looking at Oklahoma as the odd-on favorite to be in that (eighth) spot. They had devastating losses Tuesday and Wednesday, both games they could have won. This is how you get experience as a young team. This is how you garner the ability to play through what happened (Wednesday). They had a 13-point lead (against the Nuggets) and couldn’t hold it.”

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