Lakers/Heat Face Off: 6 Ways Lakers Can Emerge Victorious On Christmas Day

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Lakers/Heat Face Off: 6 Ways Lakers Can Emerge Victorious On Christmas Day

For the first time in three years, the L.A. Lakers will square off against the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. 

Unlike the previous Laker/Heat holiday match-ups, this could actually be an early NBA Finals preview, but of course that's what we were sold last year when LeBron James went to L.A. for Christmas wearing a Cavalier uniform.

We all know the story—James put a hurting on Kobe Bryant's Lakers, but the Lakers got the last laugh in June when they were the ones holding the Larry O'Brien a month after the Cavaliers had been knocked out of the second round of the playoffs.

While the Lakers wouldn't exactly mind a repeat of last year given the result, they would probably like to end tomorrow with a W given that this is the first time in the last three years that they've trailed any Western Conference team in the standings at this point in the season.

Here are six ways the Lakers can get back on track in their pursuit of the conference's number one seed and give L.A. the gift of victory.

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