We’re baaaaaaack! The Lakers have done what was months ago, the unimaginable. Get ready, the real season is about to begin.
Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Lakers began the season in chaos 5 1/2 months ago. They finished it as the Western Conference champions.
Pau Gasol had 22 points, leading MVP candidate Kobe Bryant added 20, and the Lakers beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 124-101 Tuesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the West and home-court advantage throughout the conference playoffs.