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Can the Lakers Break the All-Time Road Record?

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The Los Angeles Lakers have won 14 straight games on the road and are only 3 wins shy of breaking the all-time road record in a season.

The record is 16 straight games by the 1971-72 Lakers. The Lakers have an opportunity to break the all-time record in the next 5 games. The Lakers’ next 3 opponents are the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers have been dominant all season on the road but these are 3 tough games to win.

The Indiana Pacers are 11-3 at home on the season and have always been a tough game to win in their building. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are proving that they are the best dynamic duo in the NBA. When James and Davis are locked in defensively and offensively, the Lakers are hard to beat. This might be the trickiest game of this road trip because the Pacers play well at home and would love to break the Lakers road winning streak.

The Milwaukee Bucks are 13-1 at home and are tied with the Lakers for the best record in the NBA. This will be the toughest game to win because of how good the Bucks are especially at home with the reigning MVP Antetokounmpo playing at a high level. Anthony Davis will have to guard Giannis in this game with help from Mcgee and Howard.

The Lakers could use Kuzma in this game, who is still out with an ankle injury. This also could be a preview of the NBA Finals and a win will prove who the best team in the league is.

The Lakers can beat all 3 teams on the road but it will be difficult. The Pacers game can be tricky but the Bucks are playing so well and this will be LA’s last road game of a 5 game road trip. Breaking the all-time road will be historic.

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