#1 according to Hollinger

Yes it’s a stats thing. But throw in the “fact” that we’ve had the toughest strength of schedule this far and we’ve played a good amount of games without the emerging Bynum. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the [lake] show…

ESPN: Lakers ranked #1: Toughest SOS so far at .520, highest point diff in the West at +6.7, all with a bunch of injuries. We’ve played 29 on the road and only 25 at home.

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