Ranking Each Month Of Lakers’ Schedule From Easiest To Most Difficult

2. February

February is traditionally one of the toughest months on the schedule for the Lakers. This is the time of year the team heads east for their grueling Grammy road-trip. This year’s version includes stops in Minnesota, Detroit, Brooklyn, Boston, Charlotte and Miami.

Playing six road games in 10 nights is tough no matter the competition. But when you consider two of the games come against Boston and Miami at the end of the trip, this year’s roadie seems extra daunting.

After the Lakers return home, they have home games with the Clippers and Celtics and a back-to-back set in Dallas and Denver.

Game of the Month– February 10th @ Miami Heat: I could have easily picked one of the two games against the Celtics for this honor, but it’s hard to overlook the rematch with the Heat on the 10th. Following their first battle in mid-January, one squad will have had to go through the media gauntlet after losing and will be looking for sweet revenge.

As I mentioned above, the game in Miami concludes the Lakers’ long road-trip. If they can go into Miami and beat the champs with bleary eyes and tired bodies, calling it impressive would be a glaring understatement.

Unfortunately for fans, unless the two teams meet in the Finals, this will be the last meeting between the Heat and Lakers in 2012-13. I think speak for everyone when I say two games is not nearly enough.

Home Games: 5

Road Games: 8

Back-to-Backs: 2

February 7-8: @Boston, @Charlotte

February 24-25: @Dallas, @Denver

Nationally Televised Games: 7

Feb 1st @ Minnesota (ESPN), Feb 7th @ Boston (TNT), Feb 10th @ Miami (ABC), Feb 14th vs Clippers (TNT), Feb 20th vs Boston (ESPN), Feb 24th @ Dallas (ABC), Feb 28th vs Minnesota (TNT).

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