04/17/2013 10:36 pm ET Updated Apr 17, 2013

Lakers' Playoffs Spot Clinched With Jazz Loss To Grizzlies


The Los Angeles Lakers arrived up on the final day of the NBA regular season with a "magic number" of 1. Up next, they will arrive in the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

The Kobe-less Lakers needed either one win against the Houston Rockets or one loss by the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night to clinch at least the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. On the flip side, a Lakers' loss coupled with a win by the Jazz would bring the postseason to Salt Lake City rather than Los Angeles.

Shortly before the Lakers tipped off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Jazz lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, 86-70.

Kobe Bryant may not be able to help his team in the postseason but he was among the first to comment on Twitter after the Jazz' loss.

While Bryant's tweet may have garnered the most retweets it was hardly the only one about the Lakers' playoff spot. Here are some other early reactions.

Reactions To Lakers' Playoff Spot