4. San Antonio Spurs
Owner of the NBA’s best record, a rejuvenated team with arguably their last run at the title with these core of All-Stars. Tim Duncan is not the player he once was but Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker are still putting up numbers, and more importantly the Spurs get contributions from their role players like Gary Neal, George Hill, and DeJuan Blair. Ultimately, if the Lakers play San Antonio they would meet in the Western Conference Finals and the Lakers would have to win some games on the road to capture the series.
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