You’ve probably heard it already but in case you haven’t, this weekend is the time to avoid downtown LA. Unless that is, you have tickets to one of the six playoff games in 80 hours that are commandeering the Staples Center and the Nokia Live venues. In that case – you should plan on taking public transportation and staying the weekend.
LAist has a fine recap of the back-to-back hockey matches, basketball games and cycling races that will turn the area into a hotbed of fans with many colored jerseys. They’ve also a map of street closures which we’ve included here.
LAist: The Staples Center Traffic Jam Starts Now