“Obviously, we don’t want to go that route,” Davis said of the play-in. “But if it happens, it happens.”
The Lakers’ final five games could include as many as four matchups against teams playing for something. Phoenix visits Los Angeles on Sunday, New York comes in Tuesday and lottery-bound Houston visits Wednesday. The Lakers end the regular season with a road back-to-back against Indiana and New Orleans — both play-in hopefuls — next weekend.