Week 6 is relatively quiet with just two games, Friday night in Sacramento and Sunday at home.
The Lakers will have plenty of time to practice, with hopes that
Also in question, the health of
The Lakers continue to exceed expectations, now three wins ahead of cumulative predictions.
The Kings (4-11) have struggled this season, even at home, where they're just 3-7.
Recently the Lakers defeated Sacramento at
The Lakers struggled to contain
Sacramento should be better than its record.
If Bryant is able to return against the Kings, he should give the Lakers a boost -- but if Gasol and/or Farmar are unable to play, the Lakers may have a difficult night.
The Raptors are in first place in the Atlantic Division, despite a 6-10 record.
Toronto scores 96.9 points a game while the Lakers have managed 101.1. If they can slow DeRozan or Gay, the Lakers should have the advantage.
Injuries are key. If the Lakers have Bryant, Gasol and Farmar, they should be able to hold home court against Toronto.