Kenny Smith compares this year's Lakers to the 1993-94 Rockets team that also had a hot start to the season.

Updated: November 17, 2008, 8:11 PM ET
By Maurice Brooks | ESPN.com
When reached by phone Friday afternoon for comment on the Lakers possibly challenging the NBA record for consecutive wins to start a season, TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith had this to say. "They have a long ways to go to 15," Smith said. "So many things can happen. There are too many variables." Approximately 10 hours later, the Lakers' perfect season was dead, killed by the Allen Iverson-led Pistons -- eight victories short of tying the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and Smith's 1993-94 Houston Rockets, who both began their seasons with 15-game winning streaks.


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