Poll question: How many games will Lakers win on eight-game road swing?
The Lakers enter their longest road trip of the season hoping they can prove their league-leading 32-9 record isn't just the result of a favorable schedule that featured 26 home games. Although the Lakers are 23-3 at home, they have a 9-6 road record with three of those losses coming in the last two weeks.
So how will the Lakers fare on the trip? Will they go undefeated as they did in a six-game stretch last season that included stops in Boston and Cleveland?
Or will the Lakers be exposed after playing for an extended period of time outside the friendly confines of Staples Center?
Vote in the poll below.
-- Mark Medina
Photo: JUNE 15, 2009: The co-pilot of a Northwest Airlines charter plane carrying the Lakers, waves a Lakers flag upon arriving at LAX the morning after the Lakers beat Orlando Magic to win the NBA Finals. Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times