Top Four Trap Games Left on the Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

With 11 games remaining in the regular season, the Lakers are locked in a tight race to determine home court advantage in the playoffs.

Granted, Kobe and company are road tested and have no fear of pressure packed playoff games on the road. But they will be the first to tell you they would prefer a game seven at Staples Center. Currently, the Lakers are a game and half ahead of Dallas for the second seed in the Western Conference.

In the Eastern Conference, the Lakers are tied in the loss column with Boston and are two ahead of Miami. If the playoffs started today, only San Antonio, Chicago and Boston (due to conference record tiebreaker) would have home court advantage in a match up against the Lakers.

After escaping Tuesday’s thrilling, dramatic (and slightly unnecessary) triple overtime battle with a victory over lottery-bound Phoenix, the Lakers have four games left against similar opponents who are more than capable of playing the role of spoiler.

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