Light day

The Lakers practiced this afternoon but several of the team’s veterans took the day off to rest up. The team won’t know its second round opponent until Friday night at the earliest, when Utah hosts Houston in Game 6 of their best-of-7 first round series. Utah leads 3-2

The Jazz had the best home record (37-4) in the NBA during the regular season, but were just 17-24 on the road. So if they can’t close out Houston on Friday, the Rockets should have a very good chance in Game 7.

The Lakers were 3-1 vs. Utah in the regular season (including one big win in Utah) and just 1-2 vs. the Rockets.

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