Maybe it was the Sunday whites. Maybe it was too much Chris Paul. Maybe Pau Gasol forgot what time the game started.
Either way, the Lakers are starting at a 0-1 playoff deficit for the first time in two years. And there’s nothing more dangerous than giving an underdog hope on the road while putting a slight worry into your fans.
Yet most fans aren't ready to flip the panic switch. They’ve seen this team ebb and flow and know (hope?) that Sunday was an aberration, not a foreshadowing of things to come.
Here’s six reasons why Lakers Nation are hoping for things to turn around in Game 2 Wednesday.