Very optimistic right now about this Laker team.
I was very negative at some point during the season (who wasn't, really) but we're really improving little by little in everything. We're winning on the road, we're winning close games, there's a clear improvement in team chemistry, Mike D'Antoni is coaching a lot better (it took him a while, but now we're not trying to be Phoenix 2006, and rotations are much better) and we're actually defending more (a lot to improve here still, but we're definitely better than before).
We have two hard games now (@Atlanta and @Indiana) but afterwards, it's 7 VERY winnable games (vs SAC, @PHX, vs WAS, @GSW, @MIN, @MIL, @SAC and vs DAL). Milwaukee is probably the most difficult of them all.