OKC Thunder: Dissecting 16 playoff seeds and 4 WC team records

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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the first half of a game against the OKC Thunder (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Lakers:

  • 63 games played (49-14)
  • Record versus seeded teams: 35 occasions (22-13)
  • Record versus lottery teams: 28 occasions (27-1).
  • Home record (23-8)
  • Road record: (26-6)
  • Back to back sets: Eight played (14-2)
    • three with both teams seeded (6-0)
    • three with one seed/one lottery seed (5-1)
    • two with both teams in the lottery (3-1).

The Lakers have performed well regardless of the opponent, where they played as well as in back-to-back games. They hold a 5.5 game edge over their nearest Western Conference opponent (Clippers). If the NBA elects to play regular-season games that count there are only two considerations for the Lakers — can they catch the Bucks for first overall (they trail by three games) or can the Raptors catch them to claim second overall (Toronto trails by 3.5 games).