However you can get them, it takes 16 wins

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 by Travis Cody in
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Today my Lakers begin the quest for 16 wins and a third straight NBA championship.  If they can pull it off, it will be the 17th championship in franchise history and the third time the franchise has one three straight (1952-54, 2000-02, and 2009-?).

The team has limped its way into the post season, similar to the way they finished last year.  They had a chance in the last couple of weeks of the regular season to catch San Antonio for the top spot in the West, and there was a possibility that they could finish with the second best record in the NBA behind Chicago.  Instead, they followed up a 17-1 stretch after the All Star break with a flat finish to take the #2 seed.  They face New Orleans in the first round and if they make the Finals, they would only have the home court advantage if a team other than Chicago or Miami were to win in the East.

So 4 series of 7 games each over the next two months.  That's 28 games to get 16 wins.  Let the wringing of hands begin.

4 comments:

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Hope they do well Trav.

  1. Akelamalu: Not so much in Game 1.

    NNG: It's just as well if you're a Lakers fan.

  1. JohnH985 says:

    I have to admit I'm not that big a basketball fan but I have to pull for the opposing team in this match up :)