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D.J. Augustin
Lakers: Week 18 predictions
Lakers: Week 18 predictions

The Lakers (14-41) ended their seven-game losing streak on Sunday with a win over the Boston Celtics (21-33). They'll play three times through Week 18, visiting the Utah Jazz (21-34) before hosting the Milwaukee Bucks (31-25) and Oklahoma City Thunder (31-25). To date, the Lakers are one game worse than the cumulative prediction of 15-40. Wednesday at Utah Jazz The Jazz boasts a sizable frontcourt with center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors.  Guard-forward Gordon Hayward is having a strong season, and though Utah isn't playoff-bound, they're a young, capable team. The Lakers played well against the Celtics, but the team may be additionally short-handed...