Also, the Thunder game showed just how much of LAL's struggles on D are effort based.
I do not watch that much NBA, but I watched this game in full and will watch more Lakers games this season because of the effort they will have to put in to contend.
Also, there are six teams, two from each division, that the Lakers cannot catch. They will have to beat out 2 out of these 3 teams: Utah, Houston, and Portland. I think they can do it, but it will take around a 24-14 record from here to get the 8th seed.