After dominating the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers picked up their seventh consecutive win on the road to start the season which is a new franchise record.
The Lakers now have an NBA-best 10-3 win-loss record, including 7-0 on the road. Their road streak started on December 30 with their 121-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs. They also beat the Spurs the following game at AT&T Center.
The Lakers improve to 7-0 on the road this season, their most consecutive road wins to start a season in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/ANSQL4iFrZ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 14, 2021
Given the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Lakers also faced the Memphis Grizzlies two consecutive times on the road and had no problem in pummeling them. The defending champions’ next victims were the Houston Rockets, beating them two straight times as well.
After extending their road streak to seven games, LeBron James shared the difficulties in playing consecutive games as visitors in empty arenas. He admitted the team has become closer and at the end of the day, it’s all about continuing to play at a high level (via ESPN).
“It’s all about execution and your level of focus. You’ve got to be able to at times build up your own energy. Like tonight, we come off a back-to-back, three in four nights. For us to come off a back-to-back—in Houston last night, getting in late to OKC and coming out to an arena with no fans—you’ve got to prosper your own energy from your group, yourself.”
The Lakers have won four straight games and have a chance to extend it on Friday when they face the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. After their game with the Golden State Warriors on Monday, they will head out for a long seven-game road trip and look to extend their historic run.