Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/27/12
   Coming off of a 2011-2012 season that was shortened by a lockout, the Los Angeles Lakers have a much more manageable schedule this season. The regular season consisted of 66 games packed into five months of basketball, with the Lakers playing 18 back-to-back games and one back-to-back-to-back. This upcoming season, the Lakers will have 16 games without a day off, one more than they had during the NBA’s last full-season back in 2010-2011. Notable back-to-backs include November 23/24, where the Lakers face an always tough Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum, and play in Dallas against the Mavericks the following night. Also, on February 24/25, the Lakers again play on the road against the Mavs and at the Pepsi Center versus the always dangerous Nuggets. Back in 2009-2010, when Los Angeles won the NBA Finals for the 16th time in Lakers history, they played 17 of their first 21 games at Staples Center, starting the season 18-3. In 2012-2013, the Lakers will play nine of 11 games at h...
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