May 4, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16) attempts a shot during the second half of game one against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 99-84. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Season Recap: Western Conference Pacific Division

Los Angeles Lakers 41-25 (1st Pacific Division, 3rd Seed Western Conference)

Los Angeles Lakers Season Recap

Probably the biggest question going into the off season for the Lakers is Pau Gasol going to be there still? W hat about Andrew Bynum?  How much legs do Kobe Bryant have left?  So there are a few biggest questions for this Lakers team.

Los Angeles Clippers  40-26 (2nd Pacific Division, 5th Seed Western Conference)

Los Angeles Clippers Season Recap

Good first year for Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.  But still need a couple of pieces to really make this a complete team, and make some noise in the West.  Can they surpass the Lakers for LA’s team?  Unless they start winning championships, I don’t think so.  But then again, if the Lakers have a bad year next year, and the Clippers do well, they could have that town for a year.

Phoenix Suns 33-33 (3rd Pacific Division, 10th in Western Conference) 

Not quite the season the Suns envisioned, and now there’s talk that Steve Nash might test the market as he’s a free agent this summer.  If they lose him, they’ll probably be starting over and seeing who they can get in the draft as point guard.  They did hit a decent stretch in March and April to finish the season at .500, but still not good enough to be in playoff contention, and who knows what this team will look like next year.

Golden State Warriors 23-43 (4th Pacific Division, 13th in Western Conference)

It seems like forever ago since the Warriors upset the number one seed in the playoffs, and they haven’t seen to get close to playoff contention since then.  There’s a young group of players who, so maybe next season things will start clicking.  They really fell apart in April as they only won 3 games not the time to be losing games.

Sacramento Kings 22-44 (5th Pacific Division, 14th in Western Conference)

Just like the Warriors’ season, the Kings never got going in the right direction.  They finished the season with just four wins in the month of April.  But this is a young team that could have some success in some years.

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