The Lakers reached the midway point of the season Monday with their victory over Dallas, improving to 29-12 in what is their best record at this stage since 1990-91.
On the other hand. . . .
"We've lost five games just from the inability to hit the free throw," Coach Del Harris said. "We could 'if' ourselves into an undefeated season, as most teams can who are up in the standings. In the second half, we don't want to be 'iffing' our way. Let's start now, dedicating ourselves to a little more concentrated effort on our shooting and practice time so that this summer we're not talking about what we could have done."