The Lakers also visit Denver on the second night of a back-to-back, rarely a winning situation for any team in the league.
With wins over the Clippers in Week 1 and the
Tuesday vs. New Orleans Pelicans
The Lakers lost on the road in New Orleans on Friday, falling apart in the fourth quarter.
Even without Nash, the change of scenery should make a difference. Coming off a difficult loss to the
The Nuggets are struggling to find their footing, starting the season 1-4. They just lost center
Rookie coach and former Laker
Hosting the Lakers, presumably without Nash on the back-to-back, should help Denver get back on track.
Friday vs. Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have yet to win or lose two games in a row. If that trends holds, Memphis will fill at Indiana on Monday, win at home against the
It won't be quite that simple for the struggling Lakers.
Memphis always seems to be a challenge, with
The Grizzlies are a strong defensive team. If they struggle, it's usually on the offensive side of the ball.
The Lakers are still trying to find a level of consistency. A win over the Grizzlies would be an accomplishment.
Sunday vs. Detroit Pistons
The Pistons are another team with great size, bringing
The additions of
The Lakers run hot and cold so far this season. The Pistons may be their best chance at a win in Week 3, especially if the Pelicans get Tuesday.