The Lakers (2-14) start an eight-game road trip Tuesday, visiting the winless Philadelphia 76ers (0-18).
The Sixers are the only team below the Lakers in the standings, averaging just 90.8 points a game while yielding 102.8.
The Lakers have managed 97.1 points offensively but have struggled most on the defensive end, allowing 106.0 a night.
Kobe Bryant will play his final game in Philadelphia, a last homecoming after announcing Sunday that he'll retire after this season.
The Lakers are expected to get Lou Williams back after the death of his grandfather.
The Sixers have a long list of injured players, including Tony Wroten (knee), Joel Embiid (foot),...