Be prepared for street closures around Staples Center during and after the Lakers game Thursday night, Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division officials told LA Weekly. The usual suspects -- Chick Hearn Court, Figueroa Street, Pico Boulevard and Cherry Street -- will eventually be shut down. Examiner.com actually has a specific timetable (that no one at the L.A. Department of Transportation or the LAPD seemed to be able to verify):
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1st Quarter Closure Area (approximately 6:30 p.m.)
Chick Hearn Court - from Albany Street to Figueroa Street
Halftime Closure Area (approximately 7:00 p.m.)
All of Cherry Street
Figueroa Street - from Olympic Blvd. to Pico Blvd.
12th St. - From Figueroa St. to Flower Street
12th St. - From Cherry St. to Albany Street
4th Quarter Closure Area (approximately 8:00 p.m.)
Pico Blvd. - From Albany St. to Flower Street
Figueroa St. - From Olympic Blvd to Washington Blvd.
Flower St. - From Olympic Blvd to Venice Blvd.