This is something that was really impressive to me. This year, the West is insane. And more surprisingly, despite all the drama leading up to this season, the Lakers stand on top when it matters; down the stretch run. Now, a couple things to note…
- The Lakers are the first team in the West to 40 wins.
- EVERY Phil Jackson coached team which hit 40 wins prior to its 61st game (40 wins before 20 losses), went on to win the NBA title.
- Considering we’ve played the most road games (31) of any team in the conference, that’s even more impressive!