Race to the Finish

The Lakers hope to start a winning streak heading into the NBA Playoffs

Updated: March 15, 2010, 4:04 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- In the short term, the Lakers next two games will be a practice in pace, as Los Angeles will try to control the tempo against the speedy Warriors and Kings teams up in Northern California by using their size and "imposing their will," as Lamar Odom said after Sunday's practice.

Golden State's "pace factor," or the number of possessions a team uses per game, is 102.3 and Sacramento's is 96.8 according to ESPN's John Hollinger. The Lakers' pace factor registers in ...

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