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The Lakers Almost Have A Schedule

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Late afternoon tomorrow we'll have ourselves the full 66-game NBA schedule. For now, we've got a few teasers from Kevin Ding at the OC Register. These include the revelation that the Lakers will open the season with three games in three nights: at home against the Bulls on Christmas Day, then at Sacramento, then back home against Utah. At least everyone's legs will be rested heading into the death march. Andrew Bynum's legs will rested coming out of it as well since he won't be playing in those three games or the two that follow. Way to be there for your teammates, Drew!

Other scheduley items to note:

  • The Lakers play in Miami on January 19. By then it'll have been almost three full years since the Lakers defeated LeBron James.
  • The Grammy road trip in February will be the longest of the season: six games starting in Denver and ending in Toronto.
  • Because of the shortened season the Lakers won't visit the Hawks, Bobcats, Bulls, Cavs, Pacers or Nets.

Apologies to anyone planning a sweet road trip to Charlotte.