The Lakers climbed into third place in the Pacific Division on Friday night with a victory over the Phoenix Suns. At 4-5 the Lakers are just 2½ games behind the Clippers and one game in back of the Golden State Warriors.
Three of the Lakers' four victories have come against their division rivals (Sacramento Kings, Suns and Warriors). The Lakers have losses to the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and Clippers.
In the Western Conference the Lakers are currently 10th but they hold the same record as the eighth-placed Denver Nuggets (along with the Houston Rockets and Blazers, all 4-5).
There's no reason to fixate on standings in November, but it's important to note that the Lakers haven't lost anything yet that can't be recovered.