They finally caught a break. They will need all the rest they can get.
L.A. Times: Guess which of the 30 NBA teams will play the fewest sets of back-to-back games this season? Yep, the Lakers. According to number-crunching BasketballProspectus.com, the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks each got stuck with 23 back-to-backs in 2010-11, topping the dreaded B2B list. It’s the second straight season the Bulls have led the NBA in this grind-it-out category. Meanwhile, the Lakers will play the fewest, with 15 sets of back-to-backs.