The Los Angeles Lakers schedule was released moments ago and the Lakers opening game is at Staples, on October 28, 2008, with the Portland Traiblazers. (Bynum vs. Oden). And to nobody’s surprise the Lakers will host the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day. Can these guys ever have a Christmas off?
A few notes after reviewing the schedule…
- Pretty balanced home/road to start the season. 9 of first 20 are road games (with one being the Clips).
- Six game road trip in Jan/Feb (also 7 of 8 and 8 of 10), including Toronto, Boston, Cleveland.
- Seven game road trip in March/April, including Detroit.
- 24 of our last 38 are road games
- Last 20 games include 12 on the road (with no “freebie” in LA). Last 10 games are 5-5.
- We have 16 back-2-back games. The NBA record is 17.
- Lakers individual tickets will go on sale on Saturday, October 4th.