Hard to say, but they bring their team into a pretty tough version today against the 11-1 Lakers.Not that the venue itself is particularly daunting... well, ok - the lighting's awesome (at least, it is for Lakers' games), but the crowd itself are pussy cats. 'Cept for Cap'n Jack - but he's so over the top he's almost like a caricature at any rate.
No, it's not the venue, but who resides there that make this a tough trip.
The Lakers have opened this season on a mission. There's a surprise. And they are playing the best defense I've seen a Laker team play in many, many years.
That's not to say they can't lose. Sooner or later, they're going to - I have Christmas Day penciled in as a big game... ok, probably before that - but just LOOK at their schedule! Post this game, 2 days rest, then Dallas, 2 days rest, then Toronto. Then look at December: first 3 weeks they barely see a team with a better-than-.500 record!
One'd almost think David Stern loves LA or something.
Oh, wait a sec...
Anyway... Yes, LA will lose - and probably soon, but it won't be today. LA by 14 here.