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The Lakers will play their 52nd Game 6 tonight as they face the Hornets in New Orleans.

The Lakers have closed out opponents in Game 6 road games in four of their last five opportunities. The only loss coming to Houston in 2009.

WIN:  5/29/10 @ Phoenix Suns

WIN: 4/30/10 @ Oklahoma City Thunder

WIN: 5/29/09 @ Denver Nuggets

LOSS: 5/14/09 @ Houston Rockets

WIN: 5/16/08 @ Utah Jazz

When leading a series 3-2, the Lakers are 13-11 in Game 6 on the road. (13-10 Los Angeles, 0-1 Minneapolis).

If the Lakers lose game 6 in New Orleans, the odds are in their favor to close it out in Game 7. When the Lakers lead a series 3-2, they are 34-4 (any round) all-time.

Lakers official media notes helped contribute to this report.

  • Kristian

    Also: Kobe Bryant has scored at least 30 points in each of his last 8 potential series-clinching road games, which is the longest such streak in NBA history

  • NBAmazingKB24

    not much comments here anymore :(
    3peat lets go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!