Home court is on everyones’ mind!
Daily Breeze: The Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets have loomed large in the Lakers’ rearview mirror recently. The Mavericks and Nuggets each trailed the Lakers by four games in the Western Conference going into Tuesday’s play.
It remains to be seen whether the Lakers finish atop the West for the third consecutive season. No question, it should be their top priority judging by what Lakers coach Phil Jackson had to say.
Jackson actually couldn’t say for certain how the Lakers might fare in the playoffs if they fail to hold on to the No. 1 spot in the West and secure homecourt advantage for at least the first three rounds of the postseason.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I really don’t. We haven’t played great on the road this year.
The last two years we had really good road records. We want to have home-court advantage. We feel we can sustain it if we can continue on the pace we’re going.