Saturday at Charlotte Bobcats
The Bobcats (9-11) have improved tremendously on the defensive end, allowing just 91.5 points a game this season with former Lakers' assistant coach Steve Clifford taking over the head spot in Charlotte.
Injuries have been an issue for Charlotte, notably losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a broken hand.
The Bobcats always seem to be a tough, tough matchup for the Lakers almost under any circumstances -- even when Charlotte was among the worst teams in the league.
The challenge for the Lakers will be beating the Bobcats on the second night of a back-to-back.
If the Lakers do indeed lose the first two games this week, they should still be able to challenge Charlotte on the road.