After losing two of three games, the Lakers earned an 11th seed in the
The Lakers will face the 0-3
With a victory, the Lakers move on to play the NBA's
A loss to the Mavericks would push the Lakers' next game back to Friday at 3 p.m. in the Cox Pavilion, against either the
If the Lakers do advance past Dallas, and continue to win, they'll play Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., finishing with a third-game in three nights and a chance to win the championship Monday at 6 p.m., each at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Lakers have been led by Jabari Brown's 20.0 points a game, although he's made just a single appearance following an eye injury.
Jordan Clarkson has averaged 18.3 points, followed by rookie
Russell has struggled to shoot, hitting just 33.3% from the field and 12.5% from three-point range, with 6.7 turnovers a game.
Forward Julius Randle, working his way back from a broken leg (that cost him almost his entire rookie season) is averaging 9.0 points a night on 29.4% shooting.