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March may be make-or-break stretch on Lakers' schedule
March may be make-or-break stretch on Lakers' schedule

After a 27-55 season, the Lakers hope to be far more competitive this coming season. With the addition of rookie power forward Julius Randle (seventh overall pick) and a healthy Kobe Bryant, the Lakers may be able to get through the first four months of their 2014-15 schedule with a winning record. If so, March may decide if they have any hope for a playoff spot. Of their 16 games that month, the Lakers are to play nine on the road, and 10 are against teams that advanced to the postseason last year. The Lakers are scheduled to begin the month at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 1, followed by a three-game road trip against the Charlotte Hornets (March 3), Miami Heat...

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