Join our live Google+ Hangout today at 11:30 a.m. when Times Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan and Clippers reporter Brad Turner discuss their respective teams.
The Lakers' decline continued Tuesday night with a loss to the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers. As Bresnahan wrote,
"They tumbled to 12th in the Western Conference — 12th? 12th! — after losing to a team that was 4-17. They've lost three straight and five of six and are 9-13, two games behind Denver for the suddenly coveted eighth spot in the West, though they'd have to fight through Minnesota, Houston and Portland to get there.