The team will have a short Week 16, before getting some badly needed time off for the All-Star break.
The Lakers will play just two games, hosting the
To date, the Lakers are 13-38, one worse than the cumulative prediction of 14-37.
Tuesday vs. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets have struggled tremendously of late, dropping 12 of their last 13 games including losses in Detroit, Boston and Philadelphia.
While the Lakers have been decimated by injuries this season, losing four players for the entire season, the Nuggets have recently gotten healthy. They shouldn't be playing as poorly as the Lakers.
While the Lakers have had significant trouble closing out games recently, they may be able to get a home win on Tuesday against a better team.
Wednesday at Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers now have two All-Stars, with point guard
Meanwhile the Lakers will be represented by
On Wednesday, the Lakers will be hard pressed to get a win in Portland against one of the top-four franchises in the Western Conference.
Prediction: Trail Blazers