They'll play just twice through Week 17, hosting the
To date, the Lakers are two worse than the cumulative prediction of 15-38.
Friday vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Lakers have a real shot to win both games this week. The Nets have lost three straight, but are still in the running for a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference -- despite their losing record.
The Nets are simply not a good basketball team, but the Lakers haven't shown they're capable of beating anyone over the last month, saving a surprise win over the Chicago Bulls.
Sunday vs. Boston Celtics
The Celtics have competed well, despite trading away veterans
Meanwhile, the Lakers are better off losing every night, to gain a better position in the