After playing four games in the season's first three weeks, during Week 4 the Lakers (5-7) are to play just twice.
They are off until Friday at home, where they're scheduled to see the Golden State Warriors (7-3), who previously blew out the Lakers in the Warriors' home opener, 125-94.
With two wins in four tries during Week 3, the Lakers are a single win ahead of cumulative predictions.
Friday vs. Golden State Warriors
The Lakers will give a better showing on Friday when they play the Warriors, but will it be enough to win?
The Warriors have averaged 104.9 points a night while holding teams to 97.2. The Lakers are at 99.4 points a game while giving up 103.8 a game.
Forward Harrison Barnes sat out the last meeting between the two teams. The guard combination of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, rounded out with Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, David Lee and now Barnes, is a lot for almost any team to deal with.
The Lakers should compete, but a win may be too much to expect.
Sunday vs. Sacramento Kings
Cousins has averaged 21.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.67 steals and 1.44 blocks a game.
At 5-foot-9, Thomas has averaged 17.8 points with 4.9 assists a game.
The Kings have held teams to a reasonable 97.9 points a game but their offense hasn't been consistent. Sacramento has averaged 93 points a night on 41.8% shooting from the field and 31.8% from three-point range.
The Lakers should be able to beat the Kings, but it won't be an easy night.