Lakers earn 11th seed, will play Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday

After losing two of three games, the Lakers earned an 11th seed in the NBA's Las Vegas championship tournament.

The Lakers will face the 0-3 Dallas Mavericks (22nd of 24 teams) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PDT at the Thomas & Mack Center.

With a victory, the Lakers move on to play the NBA's Development League squad (6th seed) at 3:30 p.m.  Thursday.

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 Washington Wizards (20th) or Utah Jazz (13th).

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 D'Angelo Russell with 10.0 points a night.

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.

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