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Lakers clinch playoff berth with win over Bucks

Los Angeles is heading to the postseason for the first time since 2013 after defeating Milwaukee. The Lake Show also got some help from the Spurs on Friday.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks for a basket against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez during the first half at Staples Center. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers clinched their first playoff berth since 2013 with a 113-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at home on Friday night. The San Antonio Spurs loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the night helped the Lakers secure the first postseason berth out of the Western Conference. The Bucks clinched a spot in the playoffs almost two weeks ago.

LeBron James scored a game-high 37 points with eight boards and seven assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo netted 32 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in the loss. Both players appear to be the frontrunners with The Greek Freak out in front by a wide margin. Will that change after this win for the Lakers? We’ll have to wait and see.