The Nuggets were the first team the Lakers played all season that had a record below .500, now 6-7.
Through Week 5, the Lakers are at home for all three contests. While the
With the win over the Rockets, but with the loss to Denver, the Lakers are one game behind the cumulative prediction of 4-10.
Wednesday vs. Memphis Grizzlies
The Lakers get Monday and Tuesday off to prepare for a rematch against the Grizzlies (12-2).
Memphis has the best record in the
Mike Conley, who scored 23, is a difficult cover. The Lakers did a reasonably good job against
It will take the Lakers' best game to beat Memphis.
Friday vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Lakers will play just their second team this season with a losing record, after falling to the Nuggets (6-7).
The Wolves are dealing with injuries to
Minnesota is a young, athletic, exciting 3-9 team. Rookie forward Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 29 points on Saturday in a loss to the
The Lakers need a good win; Friday may be their best chance.
Sunday vs. Toronto Raptors
The Lakers start the week against the best team in the Western Conference, only to end it against the first-place team in the East.
The Raptors (11-2) have the highest point-differential in the league, bearing teams by 12.2 points a night.
In addition to scoring 106.9 points a game, Toronto holds teams to an impressive 94.7.