The Lakers finished Week 20 with a 17-48 record, winning one of three contests.
The Lakers rallied late but fell short 101-94, which only helps in the chase for higher lottery position.
On Sunday, the Lakers drew the Atlanta Hawks, the top team in the Eastern Conference, although they rested three starters and lost All-Star Kyle Korver to a broken nose after 10 minutes.
Still, the Lakers fell for their second-straight loss, 91-86.
Naturally, Coach Byron Scott is unhappy about the team's losses.
Finally, Lawrence Tanter is a familiar voice in an unfamiliar Lakers season.