not this year.
i mean that you dont need 48 wins this year.
43 or 44 should be enough
lol............ You would swear we won the NBA championship
This team has still a ways to go.... Until we can win on the road, we will not be a .500 team
Whatever is going to happen is going to happen now, essentially. I'd like to see the Lakers peel off a 10 game winning streak right now, and really start to hit their stride. But we'll see.
A few weeks ago, the Lakers were like 12-15 or something, and everybody said "ok now they have to do it, they just have to win x% of their games and play every single game like it's the playoffs." And then they lost 10 of 12. So it's been bad and it's gotten worse and worse the entire way.
But I agree they are playing great. I was thinking about this today, and I'd almost say they are a lock to make the playoffs at this point. If they start playing "must win" ball and can beat teams like OKC and San Antonio, then they are going to win a lot of games and that's just a fact.
It IS possible that they aren't as together as they appear right now, or Dantoni (who almost seemed surprised at the post game yesterday) might find a way to screw it up somehow. So they might be in too deep of a hole and not be able to salvage this season... a potential championship team that somehow misses the playoffs.
But we'll see. As I said I think they are a lock for the playoffs at this point, but if they lose 8 more games before March they are DONE.