The Los Angeles Lakers gained the last berth in the NBA playoffs courtesy of a Utah defeat on Wednesday, then battled to a 99-95 overtime victory over Houston in their regular-season finale.
Injured player Steve Nash (L) of the Los Angeles Lakers greets Pau Gasol as he comes off the floor in the closing seconds of the game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on April 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 99-95 in overtime.
In Memphis, the Grizzlies held the Jazz to their lowest points total of the season, triumphing 86-70 to eliminate Utah from post-season contention.
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