In the words of Umberto Eco, everything is connected to everything. So how do we explain the Laker's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers?
It ties in to their 60 point beat down of the Cavs earlier this season. The Lakers will have let their guard down.
The Cavaliers will be nervous about it happening again and probably prepare extra hard for them. It is the 7th game of a road trip by the Lakers, and the Cavs are at home.
This is a unique situation and poses an interesting research question: how do teams that suffer huge road blowouts fare against that team the next time they play them at home?
I.e. the NBA embarrassment factor?