After a busy start to the season, playing 10 of 17 at home through October and November, the
Only five of the Lakers' 15 December games will be at
Despite spending little time at home, the Lakers have what looks to be a manageable December schedule.
The month starts with a three-game trip against the
After being host to the
After a trip to San Antonio against the champion
The Lakers will have three days off to prepare for a home game against the
The Lakers will travel to play the
The team returns home to host the
Of the 15 games, three are scheduled to be on national television (TNT and ESPN).
The Lakers may have a difficult time finishing October and November with a winning record. Despite a heavy load on the road in December, the competition is slightly lighter and the games are relatively well spaced on the schedule.
If the Lakers can quickly learn how to play together and stay injury-free, they may be able to near a .500 record by 2015, with 15 to 16 wins in their first 32 tries.