Just to show how optimistic I'm feeling right here, right now in this thread...
An epic, optimistic prediction!
I predict, if the Lakers stay/get healthy, that they will... WIN ALL 7 REMAINING GAMES AND END IN THE 7TH SEED.
YES! Right here and now, before the biggest challenge of the season, that the Lakers finish the season on a NINE game win streak and the Rockets lose 2 of the next 6 AND the last game of the season against us IN LA!
This will pit us against the SAN ANTONIO SPURS in the first round!
There we will win the first game in San Antonio, lose the second, win both at home (4th game in OT), lose the 5th, and win the 6th game AT HOME to go to Round 2!
After that my vision gets cloudy.