The Jazz finished 15-26 on the road this year and 33-8 at home. The Lakers were a league-best 29-12 on the road. So basically, something has to give in their first-round playoff series.
After Tuesday’s game, we were asking Kobe Bryant whether he worried about playing in Salt Lake City, one of the most difficult arenas in the league to play in.
I believe the line of questioning went like this:
Q: The Jazz are a team that are really tough to beat at home. Does it seem like their plan is to steal one of the first two games here and then take it back to their place where it’s tough to win?
Kobe: We’re not too bad on the road either…
Q: But you know where they’re coming from, right?
Kobe: I know where we’re coming from….