Saturday , Jan , 24 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Phil Jackson: Schedule Will Catch up to Us

So this was why Coach Phil Jackson reacted cautiously when asked his thoughts on having the NBA’s top record.

"We’ve probably played five more home games than a lot of those teams, so it’s all relative to what the schedule is," he said. "The schedule will catch up eventually to us."

It actually starts catching up later next week. And next month. And the month after that.

In fact, after Sunday’s home game against San Antonio and Tuesday’s here against Charlotte, say bon voyage to the Lakers, who will have 22 of their next 31 games away from Staples Center.

The good news for them is their 12-5 road record, the second-best winning percentage in the league. (Orlando is 17-5.),0,728889.story