Home bitter home.
Now they might as well play at a local park.
They lost to the lowly Utah Jazz on Tuesday, 96-79, falling to 8-15 at home and losing six consecutive games at home for the first time since 1992-93.
It's the cherry on top of several scoops of problems.
Steve Nash left the game for good at halftime, felled again by the same nerve irritation in his back that sidelined him almost three months.
The nerve damage starts in the back and presents itself in his hamstring, making it feel as if it's strained or pulled.
Whatever euphoria he felt last Friday — 19 points and five assists against Philadelphia on his 40th birthday — was almost absent after Tuesday's game, though he tried to be upbeat.
"I think I need a little more time to get over the hump," he told The Times.
He considered sitting out before tipoff but knew the Lakers were short-handed without six injured players.
Nash didn't look quite right while he played, totaling two points and two assists in 17 minutes. He made one of four shots in his 10th game this season.
The Lakers are shrugging. They don't know exactly what to do.
"I imagine it's day to day. I don't know anything else," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said of Nash's status. "I haven't really talked to him."
Nash's injury dented some mild excitement the Lakers felt before the game. They were expecting five of their six injured players back shortly after this weekend's All-Star break.
The lone lingering one, though, was Kobe Bryant, who might be the last Lakers player to return, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Bryant initially sustained the injury Dec. 17 against Memphis and had played only six games this season, missing the first 19 while recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. He is under contract for two more seasons and $48.5 million.
Henry could also have his timetable extended while working through a bone bruise in his knee and a cartilage injury that might take longer to heal.
As for Tuesday's game, Chris Kaman supporters finally got their wish. He started at center and had 25 points and 14 rebounds in 37 minutes.