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Lakers: Predictions for Week 6

With their Sunday night loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Lakers have two wins in 16 games, putting them last in the Western Conference.

They'll play four road games through Week 6, visiting the Philadelphia 76ers (0-18), Washington Wizards (6-8), Atlanta Hawks (11-8) and Detroit Pistons (8-9).

Through five weeks of play, the Lakers are two wins behind the cumulative prediction of 4-12.

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Lakers' Week 5 in review: Kobe Bryant announces impending retirement

The Lakers finished Week 4 with a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Heading into Week 5, rookie D'Angelo Russell said he's still trying to earn respect from his veteran teammates.

Coach Byron Scott said he was upset with his team's play, though the Lakers didn't have much time to improve, drawing the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.

Could the Lakers beat the NBA's best team?

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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers

The Lakers (2-14) lost their sixth straight game on Sunday night, falling to the Indiana Pacers (11-5). Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-103 loss at Staples Center.

1. The Lakers' first quarter was particularly bad, with the team missing 18 of 20 shots (10.0%).

In addition to Kobe Bryant's one-of-eight performance (two points), Jordan Clarkson hit one of three.

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Kobe Bryant to retire after this season: 'My body knows it's time to say goodbye'

Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant announced that the current NBA season will be the final one of his storied career.

"This season is all I have left to give," writes Bryant on The Players Tribune in a letter he opens directly to the sport itself with the words, "Dear Basketball."

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Lakers lose a close one to Pacers on night Kobe Bryant talks retirement

While the focus Sunday night was on Kobe Bryant, who announced he'll retire after the season, the Lakers lost a tight one to the Indiana Pacers, 107-103, at Staples Center.

Despite a miserable start, the Lakers overcame a 22-point deficit to close to within two points on Metta World Peace's three-pointer with 23.6 seconds left on the clock.

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