Planning for Sunday

The Lakers second round opponent is still TBD, as is their schedule for the conference semi-finals, but the staff is keeping a mindful eye on the players and preparing for a Sunday start date.

“We always value the fact that we practice one day, then have a day off, something like that. Friday’s game will obviously determine something that goes on,” said Jackson. Phil also said that he plans to run, “short, but swift and concise practices the rest of the way until Sunday.”

If the Houston/Utah series extends to a game seven there is a possibility that Jackson would give the team Saturday off and run a full practice on Sunday to be ready for a midweek series opener.