The Lakers Aren’t Who We Thought They Were

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Paul Peszko in NBA
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The Lakers sport the NBAÆs best record to date at 25-6, but it is a deceiving one. Out of their first 31 games, the Lakers have only played 12 games against teams that are over .500, and have only won half of those games. In the six games they've lost, their losing margin has averaged a whopping 15 points. That is not representative of an NBA champion, or of an NBA champion to be. Considering that 17 of their first 21 games were at the Staples Center against sub-.500 teams, their current record is more than a little suspect. á Also, a number of those games against sub-.500 teams, like last nightÆs game with Golden State, have been really close. Six of their wins have been by six points or fewer. In at least four of those games, the Lakers needed final-quarter her ...

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