The Lakers (18-50) finished Week 21 with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers (17-53).
The Lakers, who start a five-game road trip on Tuesday, face this week and Sunday the
To date, the Lakers are one game better than the cumulative prediction of 17-51.
Tuesday at Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have climbed to the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference, a spot they'll fight to hold despite injuries to
Roberson may play on Tuesday, but Durant and Ibaka won't.
Wednesday at Minnesota Timberwolves
When free of injury, the Timberwolves actually have a relatively solid roster. They just haven't been sound for most or all of the season.
The list of players in and out of the lineup is long, including
Minnesota is one of the teams the Lakers are technically "chasing" in the race for top pick in the
With the Lakers traveling to Minnesota on the second night of a back-to-back, the injured home team should be the favorite.
Friday at Toronto Raptors
The Raptors are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, but All-Star point guard
Toronto is still jockeying for playoff seeding, while the Lakers are developing players -- and rarely winning games.
Sunday at Brooklyn Nets
Despite their losing record, Brooklyn is still very much in the playoff mix in the East. The
Other than Mirza Teletovic (chest) and