They'll play four games in Week 19, visiting the
To date, the Lakers are one win better than the cumulative prediction of 15-43.
Tuesday at Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets are inconsistent, but they're just a half-game out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference.
The addition of guard
The Lakers have played some of their best basketball of the season of late, but their visit to the Hornets will be a difficult challenge.
Wednesday at Miami Heat
The Heat were already vulnerable with
Regardless, the Heat still have Dwayne Wade, Luol Deng and newcomer Goran Dragic -- while the Lakers are on the road on the second night of a back-to-back.
Friday at Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies only give up 95.7 points a game, a big reason the team is the second seed in the Western Conference.
The combination of
A win in Memphis would be impressive, but unlikely.
Sunday vs. Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, although they have somewhat struggled to properly integrate point guard
Nonetheless, Dallas is holding on to a playoff berth, with hopes of climbing from their current position as the sixth seed.
At the end of a busy week, the Lakers will find a challenge waiting at home for them in the Mavericks.