Pivot Points: The Lakers Are Flexing Their Muscles, Hitting Their Stride

December 2nd, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
There are various truths that can be gleaned from the Los Angeles Lakers' dismantling of the New Orleans Hornets last night, some of them are real, some of them are perceived, but all of them are obvious.

For one, the Lakers' win, coupled with the blow-out loss suffered by the Phoenix Suns, left Los Angeles with the best record in the Pacific Division, Western Conference, and the entire NBA.

That win also elevated the Lakers' current winning streak to seven, which is the longest streak in the league, albeit, the competition during that run has been less than spectacular.

In fact, out of the seven teams the Lakers defeated, only two, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Hornets, seem to have any real shot at making the postseason.

Two of the victories came at the hands of what some may consider to be the worst teams in the league, the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets, but this shouldn't diminish the Lakers' accomplishment.

This is, after all, the NBA, a league where multiple winning streaks can be hard to come by. Just ask the Suns and the Denver Nuggets.

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