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Lakers: Week 5 predictions
Lakers: Week 5 predictions

The Lakers won back-to-back road games against the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, before getting smashed by the Dallas Mavericks. An overtime loss on Sunday at home to the Denver Nuggets gave the Lakers a 2-2 week -- an improvement after a miserable 1-9 start. 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 Minnesota Timberwolves (3-8) are struggling, the Memphis Grizzlies (11-2) and Toronto Raptors (10-2) are among the best teams in the league. With the win over the Rockets, but with the loss to Denver, the Lakers are one game behind the cumulative...

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