The Lakers (12-50) play their next eight games at home, starting with the Atlanta Hawks (33-28) on Friday night at Staples Center.
With five wins in 35 tries on the road, the Lakers only have six away games left -- one of which is a "visit" to the Clippers at Staples.
The Hawks, among the top five teams in the Eastern Conference, are less dominant than they were a year ago but still a formidable opponent.
It's still unclear if Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Jordan Clarkson (knee) will be available; both are game-time decisions. The Lakers will play without Lou Williams (hamstring).
Atlanta is without Tiago Splitter, out for the season after hip...