Charlotte Hornets officially miss out on 2019 NBA Playoffs

I didn’t like the backstabbing’ Magic Johnson abruptly quits LA Lakers

Magic Johnson is a legendary basketball player, more than deserving of respect.

Another said: "Durant won't be joining the Lakers". Now, they're searching for playoff success.

"I thought we were disciplined from the start", Charlotte coach James Borrego said on Fox Sports Southeast after Tuesday's win.

The summer of 2018 brought what many believed would be a reversal of fortunes.

Johnson, 59, who played for the Lakers for 13 seasons, announced Tuesday he was stepping down citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a businessman. This trip to the postseason might be over quickly, as the Raptors are the second favorites to come out of the East after the Milwaukee Bucks, but just making the cut represents progress.

Walker can become a free agent in July. He wants back in the National Basketball Association.

Has Green been the NBA's most valuable role player this season? Usually the best defensive teams are the ones that make it there for a reason. "Marc's a big-time player, man. he's been doing this for a long time and I tell ya, he's been truly professional". Saunders said Towns would travel with the team for Wednesday's season finale in Denver and be a game-time decision.

Clifford's Magic came into Wednesday as winners of 10 of the previous 12 games and owners of the NBA's largest win-improvement total (16 more victories) from this season to last season. "I don't like a lot of things that went on that didn't have to go on".

Meanwhile, Head Coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers regrouped with the team at hand and got to work. Dwane Casey was sacked even after winning coach of the year honours, and All-Star DeMar DeRozan was traded to San Antonio in the deal to bring in Kawhi Leonard. It was a slight improvement from last season when the team finished the year on a 35-47 record. Borrego got them one win away from the playoffs, and even in the Eastern Conference, that's impressive, especially for a first-year Head Coach. Not quite the outcome the Lakers expected when the season began.

Los Angeles began the season with a 20-14 record before James suffered a strained groin December 25. This is a Toronto team out for blood, but a first-round scare could give them flashbacks and severely damage their confidence. Accordingly, they will either need to be re-signed or replaced.

The Los Angeles Clippers have a far different outlook.

Although Johnson and Pelinka regularly spoke positively about their relationship and the triumvirate formed with Buss, fact of the matter is they did not have prior experience working together. The home team won it 127-89. If they fall short in their quest, it won't be for lack of effort.

If things go the way the Lakers expect in the offseason, whoever the team hires as its next coach should have a much easier job. Furthermore, The Lakers failed to qualify for the NBA Playoffs for the six consecutive years. Clippers playoff basketball that is.

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