Various experts have been speculating about which 8 teams will make the playoffs in the Western Conference. Common wisdom says San Antonio, the Lakers, Denver, Portland, Utah, and Dallas have the edge to get in. New Orleans is usually included here too, but their roster, with new starters and a lousy bench, leaves me unconvinced. After that, IMO, the most serious contenders are Phoenix, Houston, and our Clippers. That leaves four teams for two slots. Or is there a fifth, you think?