The NBA playoffs are underway and, for the first time in a decade, the league will have its top-two teams.
The Lakers will host the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, and the Suns will play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
The schedule has a couple of games that could be interesting.
The Lakers have two home games against the Suns.
In Week 1, the Lakers host the Suns, and then in Week 2, they’ll host the Dallas Mavericks.
The Suns are in the midst of a playoff drought.
They’ve won six straight and are on pace for their first playoff appearance since 1997.
They have been outscored in their last four games by at least 14 points.
But the Suns have been the only team in the Western Conference to not have a home game in Week 3.
If the Lakers get the chance to play the Suns on the road, they could potentially be favored to win.
The NBA has had a rough couple of weeks with the lockout.
The league has lost 10 of the last 11 games.
The teams with the most losses are: Miami (14), Sacramento (13), Cleveland (12), Utah (11), Houston (10), Golden State (9), and Los Angeles Clippers (8).
The Lakers are in their first season under new coach Luke Walton.
They were the first NBA team to lose the season opener, which was played on Friday.
The season opener for the Lakers was scheduled for Thursday.
The Suns will be playing on the second weekend of the month.
If the Lakers are going to get a shot to get on the right end of the first-round playoff picture, it’ll be their first time on the home court against the team they beat in the first round last season.
The two teams have played each other four times in the last five seasons, and each time, the Suns were victorious.
If Walton gets a chance to get back to his old job as head coach of the Lakers, the team has a good chance to be in the playoffs.
But Walton will be in a different position this time around.
Walton was an assistant with the Phoenix Mercury in 2014.
The team was on the short list of potential destinations for Walton.
But he went to Portland, where he was an executive for the Blazers.
The Phoenix Mercury won the championship in 2015, and Walton has been the head coach since then.
The league has had one loss to the Lakers in Week 6.
The Mavericks beat the Lakers 106-93 on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks have the best record in the West at 7-0.
They’re currently in the eighth spot in the East, and they’re currently atop the standings with 29 wins and 12 losses.
The Los Angeles Lakers are not in the playoff race.
The Kings, who won the NBA title last season, are the second-best team in terms of wins behind the Lakers.
The Kings have a 12-3 record, and have the second best record at home (11-4).
But they’re playing at Staples Center and the Lakers have the worst record in Los Angeles (7-16).