The Los Angeles Lakers go into the 2012-2013 NBA season with many unanswered questions. What will the team do with Paul Gasol or Andrew Bynum? The Lakers lost in the NBA Conference Semifinals to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 5 games. The team did win the division and was solid all through the playoffs. Here was how it broke down:
————————————-W L PCT GB Home Road Div
Los Angeles Lakers 41 25 .621 – 26–7 15–18 9–5
Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 1 24–9 16–17 7–7
Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 8 19–14 14–19 9–5
Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 18 12–21 11–22 7–8
Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 19 16–17 6–27 3–10
The team has Mike Brown returning as the head coach and Jerry Buss over seeing operations along with his son. The Lakers have a new rival in town as the Los Angeles Clippers has grabbed the attention of basketball fans around the country. The Clippers have Chris Paul and slam dunk champion Blake Griffin returning to the 2012 team. This will give the Lakers plenty of incentive to compete for the National spotlight and for Kobe Bryant to go for his 6th championship. After last year shortened season the teams will play the full 82 game season. Get NBA tickets and view the team schedules here.