Lakers roll to franchise-record 7-0 start on road

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The Los Angeles Lakers finished off an unblemished road trip on Wednesday, winning the three games by a combined 64 points, and they set a franchise record in the process by beginning the season 7-0 away from home.

After Lakers coach Frank Vogel informed the team its 128-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the 1985-86 Lakers’ road mark of 6-0 to start things off, Anthony Davis couldn’t help but wonder if the records can compare, considering how COVID-19 has changed everything.

“Is it really a road game? You don’t know. There’s no fans,” Davis told reporters on a video conference call after the Thunder game. “So, the court [design] is the only difference. But we go out and try to compete each and every night. We’re still trying to figure things out, and when we get a win out of it, it just makes it a bonus.”

These Lakers proved to be road warriors last season, reeling off 17 straight Western Conference away victories at one point, finishing with the third-best road winning percentage in league history (.750) and capturing the NBA championship after spending 96 straight days in the bubble in Orlando, Florida.

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